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Friday, August 17th, 2007

Action Alerts

American Freedom Campaign: Encourage the presidential candidates to sign the American Freedom Pledge
I pledge to fight to protect and defend the Constitution from assault by any President.

Animal Welfare Institute (AWI): Pro-Animal Bills Pending in U.S. Congress: Please Visit Your Legislators
Pet Safety Protection Act, American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act & Dog Fighting Prohibition Act

Consumer’s Union: Don’t lick Elmo!
Urge your members of Congress to ensure that the products and food that end up on our shelves are safe.

Earthjustice: Stop the Owl Extinction Plan: Political Interference Puts Birds, Forests, and Science At Risk
Please take action to tell the Fish and Wildlife Service by August 24 not to bow to the timber industry while our nation’s forests, rivers, and wildlife pay the price.

Ecological Internet / Climate Ark: Jet-Setting Leonardo DiCaprio the Convenient Environmentalist
Growth in aviation threatens the Planet, celebrities flying in private jets are no friend to the environment, and shared climate sacrifice means the super-rich must swear off jet-setting ways.

(More below the fold…)

Consumers Union: Mad Cow & Energy Alternatives

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

A two-fer from Consumer’s Union:

Help prevent the spread of mad cow disease!

Don’t let USDA weaken its mad cow regulations to allow imports of older Canadian cattle into the US. USDA proposes to permit cows up to the age of 7 years (any cow born after March, 1999) to be imported from Canada. Currently, only young cows (age 2.5 years or younger) can come over the border. Older cows are far more likely to exhibit mad cow disease than younger ones. USDA is also proposing to allow imports of cattle blood and intestines from Canada—parts that could carry the infectious agent.

In 2006, a program to test only 1% of all Canadian cows slaughtered identified five cases of mad cow disease. Three of the five 2006 Canadian mad cow cases were born after March, 1999—the date USDA claims guarantees safety.

The USDA should test all cattle over 20 months of age and require such testing for any animals shipped to the US from countries with mad cow disease. Until this safeguard is in place, urge USDA not to weaken import regulations on Canadian cattle.

Energy bill passes House and Moves to the Senate!

Congress heard your concerns and the House of Representatives passed energy legislation that would increase our investments in renewable energy and put us on a path towards a secure energy future. HR 6, The Creating Long-Term Energy Alternatives for the Nation Act, now moves to the Senate.

The oil industry is fighting hard to defeat the bill. Take a moment and send your Senator an email urging him or her to move quickly on legislation that repeals tax breaks to the oil industry and invests the savings in clean energy technology.



Consumer’s Union: Tell Congress you’re fed up with high gas prices!

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Via Consumer’sUnion.org:

Tell Congress you’re fed up with high gas prices!

August marks the one year anniversary of the adoption of the Administration’s energy policy and what have we seen? Record high oil profits and prices.

This year families will pay over $1000 extra annually for gasoline compared to the late 1990s. Oil companies continue to benefit from our nation’s energy policy, not the American public. What can be done?

Congress can increase the miles per gallon standards for vehicles, so a tank of gas will get you farther down the road. Even though the technology exists the miles per gallon standards have not increased in over 20 years.

Tell Congress it is time to increase the miles per gallon standards!

Consumer’s Union: Congress blocking your email–tell them what you think!

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Consumers Union – newsletter [at] cu.consumer.org
Date: Jun 23, 2006 8:57 AM
Subject: Congress blocking your email–tell them what you think!


Not long ago, Congressional offices started to adopt new technology that blocks emails sent through organizational websites like ours. Some say your communications are spam! More than 100 nonprofit organizations responded with a resounding “No!” and now it’s your turn.

Tell Congress not to block your voice! Visit our new website, see the coalition that’s formed and send a strong message today. Then forward this to your friends!

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