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Urgent: Make a call to stop a bad deal that cuts Social Security benefits 202-225-4965

YoungFeminists


Last week, 102 Democrats in the House co-signed a letter saying that they will oppose any deficit reduction package that includes cuts to Social Security benefits.

But that was before President Obama caved on his promise to protect Social Security benefits. Now, we need them to stand up and publicly reject the cuts the President proposed.
Can you call your representative and ask them to make a public statement rejecting any cuts to Medicare, Medicare or Social Security benefits, including chained CPI? Click here for a sample script and the number to call.
According to multiple news stories, President Obama has offered House Speaker John Boehner a terrible deficit reduction deal that includes cuts to Social Security benefits over time through a mechanism known in policy jargon as "chained CPI."
Unfortunately, when the White House caves, there's a lot of pressure for other Democrats to fall in line. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has already announced that she will support the president's plan to cut Social Security benefits via the chained CPI, and predicted other Democrats will do so as well.
So we need to make sure those 102 Democrats stay committed to protecting Social Security benefits and rejecting a bad deal.
Can you call your representative and ask them to make a public statement rejecting any cuts to Medicare, Medicare or Social Security benefits, including chained CPI? Click here for a sample script and the number to call.
Over a dozen members of Congress including progressive champions Keith Ellison and Barbara Lee have spoken out in the last 48 hours to reiterate their opposition to any deal that includes chained CPI.
And they're doing it for a very important reason: to send a message to President Obama and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that they can't count on their votes to pass a bad deal.
That's precisely the message the rest of the House Democrats need to send as well.
Chained CPI works by reducing cost-of-living adjustments over time. Its supporters misleadingly claim that it's "more accurate" than the normal Consumer Price Index used to calculate cost-of-living adjustments. But it's not. This is especially true for seniors who are hit hard by the rising cost of medical care and whose fixed incomes and living situations prevent them from making the kinds changes the chained CPI assumes people can make.
And in any event, Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit (something the White House was acknowledging as recently as last week), so any cuts to Social Security benefits in the context of a deficit reduction deal is horribly inappropriate.
Yet we can see the fix is in when even traditional supporters of Social Security like Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi start to embrace chained CPI.
The stakes are incredibly high.
Can you call your representative and ask them to make a public statement rejecting any cuts to Medicare, Medicare or Social Security benefits, including chained CPI? Click below for a sample script and the number to call:
Thank you for standing up.
Michael Phelan
Social Security Works

Urgent Update - Say "NO" to a Grand Betrayal: Call President Obama NOW 202-456-1111

YoungFeminists


URGENT UPDATE - December 18, 2012: We are re-sending this very urgent action alert because of reports that President Obama is caving to unreasonable Republican demands, just as we feared. From this morning's Washington Post, describing the president's latest offer to Speaker Boehner: "Obama also gave ground on a key Republican demand -- applying a less-generous measure of inflation across the federal government. That change would save about $225 billion over the next decade, with more than half the savings coming from smaller cost-of-living increases for Social Security beneficiaries."

Don't let the president or Republicans get away with balancing the federal budget on the backs of the most vulnerable in our country! The wealthiest have spent decades siphoning off the vast bulk of the nation's GDP for their own benefit, leaving middle-class and lower-income families behind. The Republicans are happy to continue this injustice. Don't let the president go along with them!
Say "NO" to a Grand Betrayal: Call President Obama NOW

December 13, 2012
TAKE ACTION: Please call and email President Obama right away, urging him not to drive women and their families off a (fiscal) cliff by caving to the outrageous demands of Republican leaders.
House Speaker John Boehner and other billionaire-funded insiders are putting near-suffocating pressure on the president to cave to their demands for minimal taxes on billionaires, to be paid for by cutting programs that middle-class and lower income women desperately need. Rumors are flying -- unconfirmed but very worrisome -- that the White House is considering making a deal with them.
We know that some Republicans in Congress are once again threatening to hold the debt ceiling (the government's authorization for borrowing money) hostage to the wish-list of the rich and powerful. Reports are that President Obama may compromise away part of the pre-Bush income tax rates on the wealthy, and protection of Social Security and Medicare, in exchange for avoiding another debt ceiling debacle.
Tell the president to stand strong for the voters who helped re-elect him! Urge him to safeguard our economic security and health needs in retirement. Tell him:
• Not to back down from allowing the full amount of the Bush-era tax cuts for the top 2% of income earners to expire
• Not to agree to the "chained CPI," a cruel and immediate cut in Social Security benefits;
• Not to not agree to raising the Medicare eligibility age;
• Not to agree to means-testing Medicare; and
• Not to agree to cutting Medicaid funding in any way.
Call President Obama at this number: 202-456-1111, the comment line, or 202-456-1414, White House switchboard.
Email the president with your own message by clicking on this link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
BREAKING NEWS:
Right-wingers May Win - Reports are swirling inside the Beltway that President Obama and other key Democrats may agree to deep cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and even allow the top two percent to retain some of their Bush-era tax cuts, as part of an agreement with Republican negotiators. Responding to pressure from a multi-million dollar conservative corporate media and lobbying campaign about how terrible it would be to go over the (phony) fiscal cliff, several Democratic leaders -- and the President -- may well be ready to cave.
Agreeing Now a Bad Idea - Instead of taking the logical and least politically-costly route of waiting for the Bush-era tax cuts to expire at the end of the year, some Democratic leaders are pressing for a deal now – a bad idea. Going off the fiscal "curb" or "slope" next year would give the Democrats the upper hand in federal spending/deficit reduction/debt ceiling negotiations. In fact, plans are being made to push through an agreement in early 2013 that would assure that middle class taxes do not rise, that spending cuts resulting from sequestration do not immediately take place, and that taxes on the rich are allowed to rise to the level they were under President Clinton.
It's true that Republicans are threatening to use the debt ceiling to hold the country hostage. But negotiating with hostage-takers is the wrong thing to do.
Chained CPI Means Huge Cuts in Social Security benefits - Making a foolish agreement that will be costly to millions of moderate and low-income retirees is the wrong way to go. The chained CPI will be especially hard on women who have less retirement income; many live very close to the poverty line at an average monthly Social Security benefit of slightly over $1,000. Adopting the chained CPI would be brutal to millions of retirees and near retirees because benefit reductions grow as seniors age. A cumulative reduction of 0.3 percent each year over time really adds up!
Raising the Medicare eligibility age would be another unacceptable benefit cut, and means-testing Medicare is equally undesirable. We need a stronger Medicare, not measures calculated to put us on a slippery slope of privatizing or "voucherizing" the entire system. Seniors -- especially senior women -- rely more than ever on Medicare as health care costs continue to rise and many have lost jobs or seen their incomes and savings decline. Finally, reducing federal funding for Medicaid will undermine implementation of the Affordable Care Act, harm low-income families who depend upon the program as their only source of health care coverage and threaten coverage for thousands of older women whose nursing home care is funded by Medicaid.
Jobs, Not Cuts – These programs should be strengthened, not cut. Democrats who are bending to Republican desires to weaken and eventually eliminate Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid need to know that a majority of the public -- of all political persuasions -- do not want this to happen. Recent polling by Lake Research shows that nearly 90 percent of the public does not believe that the federal deficit is the problem; 84 percent are opposed to cutting Social Security benefits.
The country needs jobs, real livable wage jobs and we need millions of them – in fact, full employment at decent wages and equal pay for work of equal value would be the best way to reduce the deficit. We have already cut programs like nutrition, family planning, job training and education by at least $1.5 trillion dollars under the Budget Control Act of 2011. It is time to stop balancing the federal budget on the backs of middle-class and lower-income families and require the wealthiest to start paying their fair share.
President Obama must hear from you. Call the White House NOW at this number: 202-456-1111, the comment line, or 202-456-1414, White House switchboard and send a strong and clear message.
More Information:
Chained-CPI is a Stealth Cut to Social Security http://www.nwlc.org/resource/chained-cpi-stealth-cut-social-security
Why is Washington Reducing the Deficit Instead of Creating Jobs? http://www.demos.org/sites/default/files/publications/DeficitReductionExplainer_Demos.pdf

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Jews Against Islamophobia speaking against MTA ads

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Jewish Groups Condemn (Yet Again) Ads
Promoting Hate and Anti-Muslim Bigotry:
Call for Unequivocal Repudiation of Islamophobia

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 The Jews Against Islamophobia (JAI) Coalition condemns the latest hate-mongering ads, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), that are scheduled to appear in New York City subway stations today. "New York residents have already demonstrated that we don't want such ads in our city. In a month when many people gather with their loved ones for Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and other seasonal celebrations, Jews must recommit ourselves anew to standing up against these ads and all forms of Islamophobia," pledged JAI Coalition member and director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), Marjorie Dove Kent.
The ad shows a picture of the World Trade Center in flames, next to a quote from the Koran, and reads: "Soon shall we cast terror into the heart of the unbelievers."
"But, of course, a bigot can play this game of selective quotation with any religion. Find a picture of horrifying violence committed by some Jews or Christians --- there are a depressingly large number -- and juxtapose it with one of the following quotes from scripture: "I come not to bring peace, but a sword" [Matthew 10:34] or "Only in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not leave alive anything that breathes" [Deuteronomy 20:16])," notes JAI Coalition member Alan Levine.
The AFDI ad-which cost about $70,000-is part of a nationwide campaign to demonize Muslim and Arab Americans. In the past six months, AFDI has funded hate ads in Westchester, New York City, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. In each of these cases, a wide range of interfaith and civil rights groups came together to denounce the ads and to stand up for unity and solidarity. The AFDI's Pamela Geller is co-founder of Stop the Islamization of America, identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.
"Geller's ads contribute to creating an even more hostile climate than already exists for the Muslim community, many of whom are already living in fear of street harassment, bullying, and other forms of verbal and physical violence," says JAI Coalition member Jon Moscow. "We all have a responsibility to make sure this does not continue. We call on New Yorkers to respond individually and collectively to repudiate this vicious attempt to divide our city and to strongly condemn these ads."
This anti-Muslim ad campaign takes place in the context of a post-9/11 atmosphere of fear, hate, and bigotry in the United States that targets Muslims, Arabs, Middle Easterners, Sikhs and other South Asians.  "While we find shocking the blatant Islamophobia in the ads and strongly condemn this vicious hate speech, we also condemn ongoing governmental policies of racial and religious profiling," emphasized director of Jewish Voice for Peace, Rebecca Vilkomerson, whose group is also a member of the JAI Coalition. "For example, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has been engaged in police surveillance of Muslims that has flagrantly violated the community's civil and human rights. These Islamophobic acts help make possible the hate-filled atmosphere in which people like Geller thrive." Despite the NYPD commitment of time, money, and personnel to its widespread surveillance and spying program in the Muslim community, it has not, according to the Commanding Officer of the NYPD Intelligence Division, generated a single lead or triggered a terrorism investigation.Communities have organized in response to NYPD surveillance and spying, including groups coming together to support City Council bills that would begin to hold the NYPD accountable for these actions.
People across New York City are once again joining the Muslim community to oppose these ads and to ensure that the rights of all our communities are fully protected and that no group is subjected to any form of harassment or racism. The JAI Coalition pledges to continue to be part of that movement for justice.
The Jews Against Islamophobia (JAI) Coalition consists of three groups: Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), and Jews Say No! (JSN!). http://www.jewsagainstislamophobia.org/

Say "NO" to a Grand Betrayal: Call President Obama NOW 202-456-1111

YoungFeminists



Say "NO" to a Grand Betrayal: Call President Obama NOW

December 13, 2012
TAKE ACTION: Please call and email President Obama right away, urging him not to drive women off a (fiscal) cliff by caving to the outrageous demands of Republican leaders.

House Speaker John Boehner and other billionaire-funded insiders are putting near-suffocating pressure on the president to cave to their demands for minimal taxes on billionaires, to be paid for by cutting programs that middle-class and lower income women desperately need. Rumors are flying -- unconfirmed but very worrisome -- that the White House is considering making a deal with them.
We know that some Republicans in Congress are once again threatening to hold the debt ceiling (the government's authorization for borrowing money) hostage to the wish-list of the rich and powerful. Reports are that President Obama may compromise away part of the pre-Bush income tax rates on the wealthy, and protection of Social Security and Medicare, in exchange for avoiding another debt ceiling debacle.
Tell the president to stand strong for the voters who helped re-elect him! Urge him to safeguard our economic security and health needs in retirement. Tell him:
• Not to back down from allowing the full amount of the Bush-era tax cuts for the top 2% of income earners to expire
• Not to agree to the "chained CPI," a cruel and immediate cut in Social Security benefits;
• Not to not agree to raising the Medicare eligibility age;
• Not to agree to means-testing Medicare; and
• Not to agree to cutting Medicaid funding in any way.
Call President Obama at this number: 202-456-1111, the comment line, or 202-456-1414, White House switchboard.
Email the president with your own message by clicking on this link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
BREAKING NEWS:
Right-wingers May Win - Reports are swirling inside the Beltway that President Obama and other key Democrats may agree to deep cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and even allow the top two percent to retain some of their Bush-era tax cuts, as part of an agreement with Republican negotiators. Responding to pressure from a multi-million dollar conservative corporate media and lobbying campaign about how terrible it would be to go over the (phony) fiscal cliff, several Democratic leaders -- and the President -- may well be ready to cave.
Agreeing Now a Bad Idea - Instead of taking the logical and least politically-costly route of waiting for the Bush-era tax cuts to expire at the end of the year, some Democratic leaders are pressing for a deal now – a bad idea. Going off the fiscal "curb" or "slope" next year would give the Democrats the upper hand in federal spending/deficit reduction/debt ceiling negotiations. In fact, plans are being made to push through an agreement in early 2013 that would assure that middle class taxes do not rise, that spending cuts resulting from sequestration do not immediately take place, and that taxes on the rich are allowed to rise to the level they were under President Clinton.
It's true that Republicans are threatening to use the debt ceiling to hold the country hostage. But negotiating with hostage-takers is the wrong thing to do.
Chained CPI Means Huge Cuts in Social Security benefits - Making a foolish agreement that will be costly to millions of moderate and low-income retirees is the wrong way to go. The chained CPI will be especially hard on women who have less retirement income; many live very close to the poverty line at an average monthly Social Security benefit of slightly over $1,000. Adopting the chained CPI would be brutal to millions of retirees and near retirees because benefit reductions grow as seniors age. A cumulative reduction of 0.3 percent each year over time really adds up!
Raising the Medicare eligibility age would be another unacceptable benefit cut, and means-testing Medicare is equally undesirable. We need a stronger Medicare, not measures calculated to put us on a slippery slope of privatizing or "voucherizing" the entire system. Seniors -- especially senior women -- rely more than ever on Medicare as health care costs continue to rise and many have lost jobs or seen their incomes and savings decline. Finally, reducing federal funding for Medicaid will undermine implementation of the Affordable Care Act, harm low-income families who depend upon the program as their only source of health care coverage and threaten coverage for thousands of older women whose nursing home care is funded by Medicaid.
Jobs, Not Cuts – These programs should be strengthened, not cut. Democrats who are bending to Republican desires to weaken and eventually eliminate Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid need to know that a majority of the public -- of all political persuasions -- do not want this to happen. Recent polling by Lake Research shows that nearly 90 percent of the public does not believe that the federal deficit is the problem; 84 percent are opposed to cutting Social Security benefits.
The country needs jobs, real livable wage jobs and we need millions of them – in fact, full employment at decent wages and equal pay for work of equal value would be the best way to reduce the deficit. We have already cut programs like nutrition, family planning, job training and education by at least $1.5 trillion dollars under the Budget Control Act of 2011. It is time to stop balancing the federal budget on the backs of middle-class and lower-income families and require the wealthiest to start paying their fair share.
President Obama must hear from you. Call the White House NOW at this number: 202-456-1111, the comment line, or 202-456-1414, White House switchboard and send a strong and clear message.
More Information:
Chained-CPI is a Stealth Cut to Social Security http://www.nwlc.org/resource/chained-cpi-stealth-cut-social-security
Why is Washington Reducing the Deficit Instead of Creating Jobs? http://www.demos.org/sites/default/files/publications/DeficitReductionExplainer_Demos.pdf 


Two Minutes to Save Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from a Bad Deal

YoungFeminists

Right now there are closed door discussions in Washington about cutting our Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. We need your voice to stop these devastating cuts.

Call your Senator today and find out whether they are committed to protecting our Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. 

While the President and Senate Democrats have been firm about ending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% during the fiscal showdown, there are discussions behind closed doors to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in the name of a compromise.

A cut to any of our earned benefits is a betrayal of the millions of Americans who earned and depend on those benefits. 

Call your Senator today and find out whether they are committed to protecting our Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. 

Here's what you can do: 

  1. Click here to go to MoveOn.org's No Benefits Cuts page.
  2. Find your Senator(s) in the lists either as a champion, wavering, or weak-kneed.
  3. Click on your Senator and call the number provided. If your Senator is not listed, call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
  4. Submit their response in the form on the page.

There is pressure coming from inside Washington to make a deal for the sake of a deal. We need your voice to block a bad deal. 

Call your Senator today and find out whether they are committed to protecting our Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. 

Calling only takes a few minutes, and by getting every Democrat on record we can force them to defend our earned benefits. 

Thank you for your support,

Michael Phelan
Social Security Works

VAWA discussions could lead to a bill - ask House leaders to step up for all victims

YoungFeminists

From Pat Reuss of the National Organization for Women:

Dear leaders – I know…I know you're tired of getting so many VAWA alerts from me.  I'm tired of writing and sending them J  But there's a meeting tomorrow where VAWA's fate this year may be decided.  Please take a moment right now to call Boehner's and Cantor's offices and ask them to be true leaders, reach an agreement with the Senate and pass a VAWA for all.  I just made my calls.  For NOW activists, our lobbying for a VAWA that covers all victims reflects our core values of women's equality, racial justice, stopping violence and poverty and guaranteeing lesbian rights – so these two calls are at the heart of our mission.  Thanks, pat    p.s. lots of press attention, see bottom.

December 12, 2012

(please forward far and wide)

 

Possible agreement on VAWA just hours away

Urgent that all VAWA advocates make one more phone call!

 

Call immediately and talk to Speaker Boehner's 202-225-0600 or 202.225.6205 and House Majority Leader Cantor's office 202-225-2815 or 202. 225.4000 and emphatically urge them to "Be a hero and help pass a VAWA that includes ALL victims and survivors. Your leadership can make this happen." Then let them know that a final VAWA that does not protect Native women and does not hold perpetrators accountable is unacceptable. 

 

Right now, House leadership is in talks with VAWA's Senate champions to discuss VAWA.  There is a path to bipartisan passage that protects and provides justice for all victims – including Native American women. Our country must stand to protect all victims.  Under current law, Native victims face dire and life-threatening violence on Tribal lands at the hands of non-Native offenders who cannot be prosecuted by tribal courts.  The National Task Force is unwilling to support a bill that leaves any victims out.  It's important for us to tell Republicans that we will stand with them if they do the right thing.

 

VAWA has bipartisan support and in recent days, dozens of Republican members of Congress have offered real solutions and solid support for the provisions that include all victims.  Last week, Congressmen Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced H.R. 6625, a stand-alone bill which contains compromise language to address Republican concerns that the tribal jurisdiction over non tribal defendants is unconstitutional. These good faith efforts to find common ground and a path forward must not be dismissed. 

 

CALL immediately to Speaker Boehner's 202-225-0600 or 202.225.6205 and House Majority Leader Cantor's office 202-225-2815 or 202. 225.4000 and strongly urge House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Speaker Boehner to seize the moment and get this bill done with the compromise tribal jurisdictional provisions intact.  This is their opportunity to be leaders in all of this and we are prayerful and optimistic that they will put politics aside and pass a VAWA inclusive of those thus far left behind.  House leadership needs to hear loud and clear that now is the time to pass a VAWA for all victims—Native women included.  And they need to also hear that a VAWA which does not protect Native women and does not hold perpetrators accountable is unacceptable. 

 

All victims of violence – including Native Women - cannot afford to wait another year for justice.

 

For your light reading:

http://www.thenation.com/blog/171727/today-poverty-gop-leadership-and-violence-against-native-women 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/violence-against-women-act-john-boehner-eric-cantor_n_2278549.html?1355266589I

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/06/violence-against-women-act-eric-cantor-native-americans_n_2251924.html

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/07/1168063/-Eric-Cantor-reportedly-holding-up-Violence-Against-Women-Act-over-protections-for-Native-Americans?detail=hide

http://www.rollcall.com/news/last_ditch_effort_on_vawa_under_way-219791-1.html?pg=2

http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/12/07/op-ed-lets-apply-violence-against-women-act-native-american-women

http://wamu.org/audio-player?nid=73924     

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45755822/#50125038

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/article/native-american-women-become-bargaining-tool-vawa-congress-negotiations-146175

 

in the states:

http://www.examiner.com/article/eliminate-violence-against-women?cid=rss

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/252121/group/Opinion

Sen. Schumer: New Yorkers are counting on you to protect the 99% - not the 1%

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Below is an email from Jamie Kemmerer, a MoveOn member in Brooklyn who created a petition on SignOn.org, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition. Jamie is delivering this petition to Sen. Schumer's local office tomorrow, so please sign and share right away.

Dear New York MoveOn member,

The middle class has been bearing the burden of our nation's economic struggles—we should not also bear the burden of the trickle-down deficit. Our social safety net is sacred. Tax fairness is the American way. Investing in jobs and middle class wages is the true priority of the day.

That's why I created a petition on SignOn.org to our U.S. Senator, Charles Schumer, which says:

Senator Schumer, we urge you to stand up for us and future generations and make sure any fiscal deal reached ends the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% AND protects Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits from any cuts. This is what we voted for in November, and we expect you, our elected official, to vote the same way.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

–Jamie Kemmerer

Petition against Walmart, Gap & H&M after the fire in their factory that killed 122 workers

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Change.org
Walmart, Gap & H&M: Protect factory workers against deadly fires like the ones that killed 122 people this weekend in Bangladesh.
Sign Lovely's Petition


My name is Lovely* and I live in Bangladesh. This weekend, my worst nightmare came true. Ever since I survived a fire in a garment factory I worked in when I was 11, I've wondered when the next deadly fire would happen.

A few days ago, a fire killed at least 122 people who were working in a factory that was making clothing for Walmart outside the capital, Dhaka. There were no emergency exits and no evacuation plan. People burned to death. It was my worst nightmare come true.

I started a petition on Change.org because I think American companies like Walmart can save others from suffering like me and the 700 people who have died in factory fires in Bangladesh in the past 7 years. Please sign my petition calling on Walmart and the largest retailers that buy Bangladeshi apparel to commit to a real fire safety program that is legally binding, transparent and empowers workers to fight for our own safety.

Already, two American companies -- Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein -- have joined a comprehensive fire safety program for workers in Bangladesh. The program is transparent, includes worker input and is legally binding. It will keep workers like me safe and give workers' families legal rights if fires do happen.

The fires that do occur happen because most companies that buy the clothing we make don't talk to us workers about what we need for our own safety. Instead, they abandon us when factories like the one I worked in don't pass inspections. But we don't stop being in danger -- the companies just stop feeling responsible for our safety.

Companies like Walmart, Gap and H&M can join Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein to save lives in Bangladesh. But only if we call on them to do so right now. Please join me in calling on the top buyers from Bangladesh to do the right thing by signing my petition now.

Thank you.

Lovely from Bangladesh

 

*I am not revealing my last name for my own security.

Save Our Elections: Get Google To Leave The Chamber Of Commerce NOW!

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With Chamber members like Walmart and Pfizer buying our elections and cheating the system, it's past time for Google to leave the lobbying firm for good.
Sign the Petition!

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a shadow organization, a corrupt collection of corporations that's had its hand in everything from the Great Recession to our failure to address climate change.

Now Chamber members like Walmart are trying to buy the November elections – and if Google wants to keep our business, it needs to cut ties with the organization threatening our democracy.

Tell Google CEO Larry Page: Leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce now!

With plans to spend up to $100 million dollars influencing who gets into office this fall, this organization's meddling is set to have a disastrous effect on our economy, our environment and our everyday lives.

But we have the power to change that.

Over the past five years, more and more companies have been leaving the COC over its opposition to climate legislation, its widespread corruption, and its backing for anti-Internet proposals like SOPA and PIPA. We've already gotten Apple, Nike and Yahoo to leave – now let's get Google to leave, too.

Tell Google CEO Larry Page: Leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce now!

The Chamber's corporate backers like the power the organization gives them – but they won't like being associated with buying elections, violating our rights and destroying the environment. Let Google know how much it stands to lose by staying – tell CEO Larry Page to pull Google from the Chamber of Commerce now!

MESSAGE TO LARRY PAGE: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a threat to our democracy. We urge you to end your membership now, before we leave your company for one that has.

Click here to sign -- it just takes a second.

Thanks,
-- The folks at Watchdog.net

P.S. If the other links aren't working for you, please go here to sign: http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/1368?n=6005980.WPture