Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Action Alerts

Send an E-mail: The U.S. House Must Act on Global Warming This Year! (LCV)

Sign the Petition: Sign the petition to steer Whole Foods in the right direction. (UFW)

Sign the Petition: Support the bipartisan Fair Elections Now Act. (PCAF)

Send an E-mail: Stop Funding for Abstinence-Only Education! (CFI)

Send an E-mail: Protect Working Families from Losing Their Homes. (WA)

Send an E-card: Help your friends get to know the Real John McCain. (NARAL)

Send an E-mail: Restore Affordable Birth Control to Low Income and College Women. (NOW)

Call Your Legislator: When you reach your legislator's office please tell the person that answers the phone: I urge you to oppose HB 257 and HB 513. These bills do nothing to prevent unintended pregnancy and reduce the need for abortion. The legislature has the opportunity to prevent unintended pregnancies in Florida by supporting the Prevention First Act and Healthy Teens Act. Background Information: HB 257 ties the hands of doctors by requiring that an ultrasound is performed prior to an abortion, regardless of the woman’s particular situation. HB 257 is an unnecessary mandate that will result in more women receiving less health care. This dangerous bill also takes needed advocates away from Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children by requiring that young women seeking a judicial bypass for abortion are assigned a guardian ad litem. On its face, HB 513, creates penalties if, in the course of commission of homicide or vehicular homicide, a pregnancy is terminated, resulting in fetal demise. The dangerous reality of the bill, however, is that it would elevate the legal status of the fetus at any stage of development to that of an adult human being. HB 513 politicizes a woman’s loss instead of focusing on harm to the pregnant woman herself. The Florida House of Representatives is expected to vote on HB 257 and HB 513 this week. Please make your voice heard! (PP)

Call Your Represenatative: Today, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that the Bush Administration will waive environmental and land use laws along 470 miles of the border -- a gross abuse of power that could harm border communities and jaguars and other wildlife. Call your Senators and Representative now and urge them to do everything they can to stop this awful abuse of power and protect our wildlife and border communities. Also call your Senators: Bill Nelson - (202) 224-5274 or (850) 942-8415, Mel Martinez - (202) 224-3041 or (407) 254-2573 (DOW)

Call Your Represenatative: Tell them you support the new bipartison bill to reauthorize PEPFAR, called the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008. Learn more about this bill. (One)

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