Quote of the Day ….

“Our Iftar is also a reminder of the freedoms that bind us together as Americans, including the freedom of religion — that inviolable right to practice our faiths freely.”

FoodSafety.gov Picnics !


On a beautiful summer day, it can be fun to have a picnic outside at the park, on the beach, or even in your own backyard. You do what you can to keep away ants and other bugs, but what about other unwanted guests like Salmonella or Listeria? Read our latest blog to make sure your perfect picnic is food safe.

Photo of couple enjoying food during a picnic.


Affordable Care Act 101

Webinars | Affordable Care Act 101

SBA and Small Business Majority will host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. Join us every other Thursday at 2 PM ET.

Join us for the Affordable Care Act 101 webinars in Spanish once a month on Tuesdays at 4 PM ET.

Your role in another historic victory for the U’wa!

The U’wa indigenous people of Colombia became world-famous in the 1990’s for successfully stopping Occidental Petroleum from drilling in their territory. The U’wa cosmovision of oil as the “Blood of Mother Earth” captured the world’s imagination and galvanized an international grassroots solidarity movement.

Now the U’wa have won another historic victory with Amazon Watch supporters like you playing a key role. When you choose to become a Monthly Sustainer, you commit to partnerships for real change.

Once again, we provided vital international support to the U’wa as they successfully challenged the Magallanes gas project. The gas platform constructed on U’wa ancestral territory without their consent was recently dismantled!

You play a key role in these partnerships and victories for human rights, for the rainforest, and for our planet.

carmen, we win when we each commit to support our partners in their courageous fight for the earth and a sustainable future for all people.

The U’wa will continue to look to Amazon Watch for partnership and support. Please support our work with the U’wa and other frontline communities to protect more than 60 million acres of rainforest from oil development and mega-dams.

Thank you!

Leila Salazar-López
Executive Director

What the President Said to America’s Mayors:

The President speaks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

President Barack Obama makes remarks before the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco, Calif., June 19, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

On Friday afternoon, President Obama addressed the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco.

The President spoke on the need to enact common-sense gun safety reforms in the wake of last week’s mass shooting in Charleston, and highlighted progress across the country on other issues such as job creation and early childhood education.

Watch excerpts from the President’s remarks here.