WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 81st anniversary of the signing of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, 162 state and national organizations led by Public Citizen and Americans for Financial Reform today call on the U.S. Senate to restore a wall between ordinary banks and riskier investment banks.
In a letter, the groups ask senators to co-sponsor the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act (S. 1282), a measure introduced by a bipartisan group including U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Angus King (I-Maine) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). S. 1282 now has nine Senate co-sponsors.
S. 1282 would make the banking system simpler and safer and help bring an end to the era of “Too Big to Fail,” the letter argues. It would do so by requiring the biggest banks to downsize along functional lines and by reducing the opportunities for them to use their government guarantees and subsidies to engage…
View original post 8 more words
President Obama just announced what the New York Times is calling “the strongest action taken by an American president to tackle climate change.”
This may be the best hope to tackle the climate crisis during the Obama presidency.
If the plan takes effect, this could be the single most important thing he does as president, the thing that our grandkids remember him for.
But that’s a big if- because giant polluters will do everything in their power to make Obama’s climate policy dead on arrival, with waves of misleading TV ads and bogus reports. So it’s incredibly important that we make our voices heard this week.
The EPA is now accepting public comments on the proposed plan. Let’s send a powerful statement of support for climate action. We’ll give reporters a running tally this week as thousands of people sign on, and we’ll share MoveOn members’ powerful personal appeals with them—so they know the President is not alone. We’ll deliver your comment, along with thousands of others, to the EPA headquarters in Washington next month.
Climate change is the challenge of our generation—and if we don’t meet it, it will become the nightmare of generations to come. Today’s announcement was a long overdue step in the right direction. But if we want to win, we’ve got to double our efforts. Today, the fight is on.
Share your comment about why you support bold action to address climate change. You can either write a personalized message, or use the text provided. Thanks!
“There is another menacing storm heading south through Africa and the first ominous drops of blood fell on SA soil this week. ” -Will Fowlds
“We have been alarmed about the elephant poaching happening in Central Africa and its more recent spread and escalation into East…
View original post 130 more words
BACKGROUND | SOURCE FACEBOOK
ATTENTION ACTIVISTS: MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE IN INDONESIA CHAINED AND CONFINED IN CAGES AND CELLS NOT RECEIVING PROPER CARE! please click the “see more” option to see all I have shared here.. very important…
As we Fight for Animal Rights, I wish to bring your attention to the plight of the mentally ill in Indonesia… this link gives insight to the lack of care for the institutionalized individuals with mental disorders… As activists we fight not just for animals, we fight for the rights of all living beings, including these people…
This country needs intervention of some kind.. Humanitarian folks from perhaps the states and or another country that have the ability to help facilitate a new way of caring for their mentally ill… I truly don’t think this is to be cruel so much as they are uneducated on how to deal with them and we…
View original post 503 more words
Please click HERE to ban vicious blood sports in the US
Please click HERE to ban fur trapping on public lands in the US
Background | Source: Anti-Fur Society
Fur bearing animals are victims NOT only of the fur trade. The cruel attacks go from live skinning by the fur trade to being torn to pieces in bloodsports. The “buffets” of horrors are fair game for anyone who wishes to indulge in it.
There are virtually NO laws to protect fur bearing animals in fur farms or in the wild. Living in the compassionate AR community, we are constantly shocked by the violent acts of abhorrent cruelty inflicted on animals outside our cocoon. But we must face the reality in the rest of the world, and not only speak up but take actions for those who so suffer. The Anti-Fur Society has produced a series of action links to help…
View original post 195 more words
Please click HERE to sign and send message
The formula to protect wild animals from cruelty is simple: anything that the Safari Club International (SCI) supports MUST be opposed.
The SCI, an atrocious trophy hunter organization, is currently lobbying heavily for S 1335, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). If passed, the Act would make hunting and trapping a priority to be considered on federal lands-public lands that are owned and funded by us, the Public.
The bill would allow hunting and trapping in designated wilderness areas, allow “volunteers” to help in the killing of so-called “excess” animals on Federal land, including National Parks, increase the share of federal lands turned into shooting ranges, and legalize the transporting of bows through national parks and the importation of “trophies” from polar bears kills in Canada.
Please us the form HERE to contact your Senator immediately and tell her/him to vote “NO”…
View original post 175 more words