Friday, September 30, 2005

Notable Actions

Slick Politicians are Covered in Oil Money
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused massive oil spills in the Gulf states because platforms and refineries couldn’t withstand hurricane force winds. But apparently some members of Congress can’t withstand pressure from the oil industry, and are using the hurricane tragedies as an excuse to actually expand offshore drilling operations to other vulnerable coastal communities.

Take Action Now at Greenpeace
(Thanks to Isaiah Toran)
The world's finance ministers have reached agreement to cancel the debts of up to 38 of the poorest countries, freeing up close to $1 - $1.5 billion each year once all 38 have qualified, funding which will put schools, health clinics and clean water into more communities. The ministers, meeting in Washington to direct the IMF and World Bank, agreed to the outline of the G8 Summit agreement to cancel 100% of the debts owed by eligible poor countries, releasing them from crushing debt burdens left over in many cases from loans stolen by corrupt dictators and negligent donors.

Take ONE minute today to sign the ONE declaration and lend us your voice in the fight against global AIDS and extreme poverty.

Save Pets from the Next Hurricane
Don't you think it's terrible that people were forced to leave their pets behind during Hurricane Katrina?

Please ask your U.S. Representative to support the PETS Act, H.R. 3858, which would require state and local authorities to plan for evacuating people with pets the next time a disaster like Hurricane Katrina strikes.

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