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Friday, March 8, 2013

In Celebration Of International Women's Day--TOLERANCE

today's action Celebrate International Women's Day!
In the developing countries where International Medical Corps works, the majority of pregnant women never see a doctor or even a midwife during their pregnancy. Common complications like high blood pressure, hemorrhaging, infection, and obstructed labor can be a death sentence for mother and baby.

International Medical Corps is stepping in to fill the void. Their work delivering quality health care and training a new generation of female health care workers seeks to provide women with something they may never been offered in their lives: a healthy tomorrow.

This International Women's Day, join International Medical Corps as they stand up for women's health -- and honor the courageous women working on the frontlines of conflict and disaster to provide health care.

For today's Daily Action, visit International Medical Corps's International Women's Day page and read the stories of real female health care workers.

Wow, I did not know about this, but here is to all my fellow females.

Dear Readers, I am passing on this e-mail, since not only do we women need clean air to breath, but also our families whom we women are the primary nurturer of.
Throughout the country, fossil fuel polluters and their right-wing allies like the American Legislative Exchange Council are working to roll back clean energy policies in a brazen attempt to halt our progress and protect their dirty profits.1
The latest attack is threatening Ohio's clean energy industry. State Senator Kris Jordan has introduced an ill-conceived bill that would repeal Ohio's successful renewable energy standard, devastating the state's growing clean energy industry.2
Senate Bill 34 could move through the Republican-controlled legislature quickly, so we need to speak out now to stop this job-killing attack on clean energy in Ohio.
Ohio utilities are currently required to generate 12.5% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025. Many other states have more aggressive clean energy laws, requiring utilities to generate 20% or more renewable energy by 2025.
But Senate Bill 34 would totally repeal Ohio's law, removing the requirement that Ohio utilities invest in any renewable energy whatsoever.
With the threat and damage from climate change continuing to increase, delaying progress by discouraging clean energy investments and continuing to rely on dirty coal and fracked natural gas is the last thing Ohio should be doing.
The attack on clean energy in Ohio is part of an orchestrated effort by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive conservative group known for attacking clean energy laws and pushing voter-suppression schemes nationwide.
The state legislature and Governor Kasich should be accountable to Ohioans — not a shadowy front group that works on behalf of the corporations and major polluters that fund it.
We can't be silent while Ohio politicians attack clean energy and try to stop the progress we've made. Let's make sure they know we'll hold them accountable if they support Senate Bill 34.
Tell the Ohio legislature and Governor Kasich: Stop the attack on clean energy in Ohio. Click the link below to automatically sign the petition:
http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=11586635&p=ohio_clean_energy&id=55793-3349455-CwHC4Px&t=5
Thanks for fighting for clean energy in Ohio.
Josh Nelson, Campaign Manager CREDO Action from Working Assets

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By Mark Potok, SPLC Intelligence Report
Hate groups remain at near-historic highs


....Some broad social progress that did occur last year — the rapidly increasing acceptance of LGBT people and same-sex marriage — fueled just such a backlash among anti-gay religious groups that saw themselves beginning to lose the issue. (A December  USA Today poll found that 53% of Americans now support same-sex marriage, up dramatically from 1996, when 27% supported such unions.)

    The American Family Association issued predictions for the future that included the claims that conservative Christians will be treated like African Americans before the civil rights movement, that the state will take charge of children at birth, and that cities with names like St. Petersburg will be forced to change their names. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality said the 2012 election of openly gay Tammy Baldwin to a Senate seat representing Wisconsin signaled that America is “falling apart.” The volume of these kinds of comments seemed higher than ever before..... READ MORE»