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The U.S. State Department, led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, just awarded Blackwater an 18-month contract worth $120 million to guard U.S. consulates in Afghanistan. Tell Secretary of State Clinton that it’s time for the U.S. Department of State to stop doing business with Blackwater.
News has just emerged from the Gulf Coast that BP is burning endangered sea turtles alive. A boat captain who has been leading efforts to rescue the endangered turtles says BP has blocked his crews from entering the areas where the animals are trapped, effectively shutting down the rescue operation. Tell BP to stop blocking the rescue of endangered sea turtles.
President Obama’s Oval Office speech on the BP oil disaster and his vision of a clean energy future was disappointing. He started to address the crisis facing our country but he stopped short of the bold plans and specific, immediate actions our country needs to move forward.
The federal government allots only $1.43 per person each year to maintain the system, compared to more than 70 times that amount spent per citizen by the United Kingdom or over 80 times that amount in Denmark. Now more than ever, we need a vibrant public media. Corporate media fails to produce the truth-telling journalism needed to help citizens and politicians make decisions crucial to the safeguarding of our democracy.
How can billionaire hedge fund managers have a lower tax rate than you? It is called the “hedge fund loophole.” Ask Congress to close it and make sure you pass on MoveOn.org’s chart because a picture is worth a thousand words.
74 House Democrats signed an industry-backed letter telling the FCC to abandon efforts to protect Internet users by prohibiting big companies from blocking Internet traffic. We need to make sure these members of Congress know that their constituents are paying attention and will hold them accountable when they undermine net neutrality protections.