Saturday, April 30, 2005

Petitions petitions, petitions--don't just Blog, take action

John Bolton--His nomination looks to be in jeopardy, although it has yet to be withdrawn--send a message to GWB asking him to withdraw the nomination of Bolton and to nominate someone who supports the UN.

The Senate is going on recess next week, and Bil Frist may push for the Nuclear Option as soon as they are back from the week long break. Tell you Senator to oppose any changes to the filibuster.

Amnesty International asks for support on opposing specific Death Penalty Executions worldwide, including ones for these children:
Defend the Human Rights of 10-year-old Ahmed Yusuf Burma and Others in Sudan
27 men from Marla village in Darfur, western Sudan who were arrested or abducted between December 10 and 12 are now facing charges that carry the death penalty, and are to be tried by a Specialized Criminal Court, whose procedures are grossly unfair. Among those detained, tortured and charged include three children: Ahmed Yusuf Burma, aged 10; Tariq Da'ud Juma', aged 12; and Musa Ibrahim Mohammed, aged 17.

In the year 2005, the FDA continues to block OTC status for emergency contraceptives, and pharmacists can still refuse to fill a women's prescription for birth control............Urge the FDA to Stop Playing Politics With Women's Lives ---Support Emergency Contraception
Over-the-Counter.

Women's rights continue to be trampled on in the US, and below the border, Mexico's Chihuahua State Governor is worried that his city of Ciudad Jurez now has an image problem--well, 400 women have been murdered there........From Amnesty's Women's Rights Bulletin:
"A new Amnesty International report highlights the failure of officials in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua, Mexico to bring to justice the perpetrators of crimes against women. The Governor of the state of Chihuahua, Reyes Baeza, said recently that international attention on the situation in Ciudad Juárez is damaging the city's public image. This focus on international concern for women's rights, rather than violence and corruption, as "damaging" to the city's image, is indicative of much of the official response in the state to this decade-long tragedy.
Since 1993, nearly 400 young women and girls have been murdered in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua city, Mexico."

Help Amnesty USA with this and other issues

And on the other side of the world--Chinese officials are blocking the opening of a Bejing Human Rights Center--Support the men trying to open it

On the environment end --Here is one last chance to save ANWR from drilling. If you havne't already done so, check out the Sierra Club's pics and info on ANWR. It is a beuatiful part of the US that should be protected from the oil companies relentless quest for more and more oil. --DID you KNOW that Exxon Mobil's profits the first quarter jumped 44%?
And they still need to drill ANWR???

AND--Tell Microsoft to Reinstate Their Support for Workplace Fairness Legislation

And--if you haven't already done so--Sign this PDA petition calling for a US withdrawal from IRAQ.

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