Friday, September 28, 2007

Take Action Friday -- and Good News!

Megan's post yesterday was the 100th of the year and 200th on FTTR. Woo!

Back to business. You might have heard about Verizon not allowing NARAL Pro-Choice America to send text message alerts to activists because their messages are "controversial or unsavory." Well, after over 20,000 complaints to Verizon (including mine) in less than 2 hours, they reversed their policy! See? Taking action does work.

Want more good news? The Senate passed the Matthew Shepard Act (60-39), which extends hate crime laws to include bias crimes based on gender, sexuality, and gender identity. Bush has threatened to veto this legislation calling it "unneccessary." One in 6 hate crimes are motivated by the victim's sexual orientation. What's unneccessary now?

I guess we could call this the Hound Bush Edition of TAF.

Support UN peace-keeping missions to Myanmar and Sudan (especially now).

Tell Bush that children's healthcare is more important than a cigarette tax increase.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Good news, good news!