Continuamos chamando a comunidade brasileira a praticar fé pela ação através de nossa lista semanal de petições e abaixo assinados.
Como seguidores de Jesus, queremos que todos nossos irmãos independentemente de credo, cor, nacionalidade, gênero ou raça tenham ascesso aos direitos básicos necessários à uma vida digna. Como comunidade seguimos tentando nos tornar a mudança que queremos ver no mundo.
Empenhem alguns minutos do seu tempo para apoiar, via internet, o trabalho de 5 organizações sérias que lutam para mantém e aprovar mais direitos civis e humanos nesse país.
Nessa semana trazemos abaixo-assinados referentes as longas e indevidas detenções , agrotóxicos, reforma dos direitos à saúde, direitos dos ciclistas em NY e tristes complicaçãoes na faixa de Gaza. Click nos links abaixo para saber mais e quem sabe apoiar essas causas. Lembre-se também de divulgar, porque uma andorinha séo não faz verão :) !
As petições desse mês foram escolhidas em homenagem ao excelentíssimo servo de Deus, Dom Hélder Câmera! No próximo 27 de Agosto o mundo, repleto de crenças, celebrará o aniversário de sua morte e encontro com a vida eterna. Conheça o Projeto de Lei de Iniciativa Popular e outros.
1) STOP INDEFINITE DETENTION
A debate over the fundamental character of our democracy is heating up: whether or not we can imprison people for an indefinite amount of time without charging them with a crime and without holding trial.
We need everyone who believes in the Constitution and the American system of justice to let the President know that preserving our values and the rule of law is a top priority -- before indefinite detention becomes a reality.
Send President Obama a message. Let him know that -- whether through legislation or executive order -- you are firmly opposed to indefinite detention. We will also send the message to your members of Congress, letting them know of your concern. Click to TAKE ACTION - Stop Indefinite Detention NOW !
On June 29th, a coalition of 33 environmental and public health groups including Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America submitted a letter the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calling for the agency to take "long overdue" action on endosulfan. That same day, PAN and United Farm Workers also sent in a petition signed by nearly 10,000 individuals urging a ban, and Defenders of Wildlife submitted a similar petition with more than 37,000 names.
These actions were in response to EPA's recent request for public comment on the fate of endosulfan -- a request sparked by previous petitions and scientific critiques from PAN and Natural Resources Defense Council.
The letter and petitions, which are the latest in a series from concerned environmental and social justice groups, highlighted recent developments concerning endosulfan, including: California's designation of endosulfan as a Toxic Air Contaminant; a series of new studies showing that it is highly toxic to amphibians; data compiled by the EPA showing that few farmers use it anymore and that the economic impacts of a ban would be minimal; and information on readily available alternatives to endosulfan. Click to TAKE ACTION - URGE EPA TO BAN "ENDOSULFAN" NOW !
"I have insurance through Wal-Mart. It's not expensive -- about $20.00 a month -- but it has a high deductible and I can only afford to use it for emergencies. I can't afford to buy a plan with a smaller deductible because I can't afford to take $100.00 more out of my paycheck... My 2-year-old is on state medical insurance because I can't afford to pay the high deductible on my insurance."
By now it's clear: Wal-Mart is not going to provide its workers with adequate health care on its own.
That's why we need to make sure Congress does what Wal-Mart refuses to do. Right now in Washington, lawmakers are considering an important health care reform bill that would provide affordable coverage to all Americans -- including you, and including Wal-Mart workers.
Write your members of Congress now, and make sure they support this crucial effort to reform our health care system. Click to TAKE ACTION - TELL THE CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH CARE REFORM NOW !
When T.A. started this most recent campaign for bicycle access to commercial buildings, Council Member Liu stood with us on the steps of City Hall. He spoke at our rally and welcomed the groundbreaking Intro. 871
On July 1st, the New York City Council was expected to pass the Bicycle Access to Buildings bill by an overwhelming majority, opening the door to thousands of would-be bike commuters by dealing with the number one deterrent to riding: fear of theft. After three years, things looked to be lined up for the bill to pass through Liu's Transportation Committee to a resounding 'yes' on the Council floor. But, that clearly didn't happen. into his Transportation Committee. Now, after two favorable hearings, something has changed.
John Liu, City Council Transportation Committee Chair and 2010 Comptroller Candidate, needs to hear from you that he should pass the Bicycle Access to Buildings bill. Click to TAKE ACTION - Send an Efax to Councilmember Liu in Support of the Bicycle Access to Buildings Bill NOW !
RELEASE THE SPIRIT OF HUMANITY AND ALL ITS PASSENGERS IMMEDIATELY AND ALLOW ITS HUMANITARIAN MISSION TO GAZA TO PROCEED! END THE SIEGE OF GAZA NOW!
Let President President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Congressional leaders, U.N. General Assembly President d'Escoto-Brockmann, U.N. Secretary General Ban, members of the U.N. Security Council, U.N. member states, the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet and Opposition leader of Israel, major media representatives and the International Red Cross know you demand the immediate release of the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY and Cynthia McKinney, Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire and the 21 human rights workers from 11 countries kidnapped and abducted by Israel and an immmediate end to the seige and blockade of Gaza! Click to TAKE ACTION - RELEASE CYNTHIA MCKINNEY GAZA AID SHIP SPIRIT OF HUMANITY NOW !