Calls to Action
Adrenaline-pumping calls to take immediate action from local, regional, state-level, and national organizations.
Rallies, Marches, Protests:
- For update on 2/17/13: Forward on Climate Rally in Washington, DC, go to 350.org
Tell . . .
- the FDA to reject Frankenfish — because an outraged public responded by inundating the agency with thousands of comments, the FDA has extended the public comment period re: approval of genetically engineered (GE or GMO) salmon an additional 60 days (new deadline: 4/26/13, from Organic Consumers Association, dated 2/21/13)
- the EPA to protect our water from Factory Farm Waste — keep the pressure on CAFOs for another three years (deadline: 2/27 — from Organic Consumers Association, dated 2/21/13)
- your NJ legislators to over-ride Governor Christie’s veto of the Frack Waste Ban Bill (from Delaware Riverkeeper Network, dated 2-10-13)
- the Guatemalan authorities to halt the extraction licence for Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources (from The Center for International Environmental Law via LEPOCO Peace Center, dated 2-8-13)
- your PA legislator to support labels for Genetically Engineered foods (a request from Food & Water Watch, dated 2-6-13)
- Gov. Corbett and the Army Corps of Engineers to direct the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to conduct a comprehensive, multi-state environmental study of how unconventional shale drilling /fracking and water withdrawal is impacting the Susquehanna River and the smaller streams that feed it (from PennFuture, dated 2-5-13)
- Sen. Casey that he was right to refuse to sign a letter to President Obama urging that the Keystone Pipeline be built and that you think the Keystone Pipeline is a really bad idea (from PennFuture, dated 1-31-13).
- the Environmental Protection Agency that the state of bass populations in the Susquehanna River is NOT natural or acceptable (from the Sierra Club, dated 1-30-13).
- Gov. Corbett and your legislators that you see through their plan to rig the 2016 election by changing the way PA’s Electoral College votes are allocated (from Keystone Progress, dated 2-5-13)
- Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley thanks for sponsoring legislation to repeal Maryland’s death penalty (from Equal Justice USA, dated 2-5-13).
From Clean Water Action:
Tell Your Senators to Oppose Another Polluter Giveaway! Without a federal rule, coal ash disposal will continue to be regulated through a patchwork of weak state standards, which have allowed the water and air in at least 36 states to be poisoned with arsenic, lead, mercury and other hazardous substances. Tell your Senators to oppose S. 3512 and to support EPA establishing long-overdue safeguards to protect communities and the environment from toxic coal ash waste.
Tell Your Senators to listen to the community and consider the environment when deciding whether to allow new mines! In the name of promoting “critical” mineral development in the United States, S. 1113, the Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2012, could muffle or silence community and environmental concerns when new mines are proposed. Tell your Senators to say oppose S. 1113.
Boycott Food Companies that Oppose GMO Labeling
You may be surprised to learn that major organic brands oppose labeling of GMOs in foods. Organic Consumers Association, Cornucopia Institute, Mercola.com, and Natural News, have pointed out the gross hypocrisy and greed of large food and beverage corporations that sell billions of dollars worth of organic and natural food—and are bankrolling the opposition to GMO labeling. More (including a list of the brands)…→
Oppose Waste Incinerator in Allentown
Re: Allentown’s ill-conceived DTE waste-to-energy enterprise. At the 5/16/12 Allentown City Council meeting, “council members Jeanette Eichenwald and Ray O’Connell were unable to convince their colleagues to join them in thwarting a controversial trash-to-electricity plant being proposed on Klines Island. The project is opposed by environmentalists, including the city’s own Environmental Advisory Council.” (See rest of WFMZ’s coverage of this important matter at the “also” end of their article on “City council moves toward ensuring Allentown gets swimming pools in the future”!) More info and resources…→
Links to Action Pages of Other Organizations:
- Change.org’s Petitions: change.org – it also has free online petition tools that anyone can use for social change: start, join, and win campaigns for social change.
- Clean Water Action: Action Center
- Food & Water Watch: Action Alerts