April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month


 

In the United States April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it.

The 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and young people. This April, use your voice to impact our future.
This campaign provides tools on healthy adolescent sexuality and engaging youth. Learn how you can play a role in promoting a healthy foundation for relationships, health and sexual violence prevention.

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Join the movement! 

Join the movement and participate in the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign on social media.

Discount films for SAAM

The NSVRC is partnering with the Media Education Foundation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2014 to offer reduced pricing on select films.

Special discount on a selection of MEF videos that empower individuals to think critically about the cultural factors that contribute to sexual violence. Take 25% off a special selection of MEF videos. This offer is good through April 30, 2014.

Get the latest SAAM info at the SAAM Blog!

Here on the SAAM site, you will find information and materials for both upcoming and past campaigns. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) encourages state, territory, tribal and local organizations and groups focused on sexual violence awareness and prevention to tailor these campaign materials to their local communities. By working together we can highlight sexual violence as a major issue in our communities and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Spanish

Visit our Spanish-language SAAM website, where you will find information and resources. // Visite nuestro página web en español de SAAM, donde puedes acceder a recursos e información.

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FDA/USDA ~ April ~~ Recalls & Safety Alerts 2014


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04/22/2014 11:59 AM EDT
Dominex Natural Foods, LLC, is voluntarily recalling its AngelBowls Corkscrew Pasta and Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce with following day codes: 00914 and 01314; (“Corkscrew Pasta”) because its ingredients may include undeclared pine nuts, a potential allergen. The company has determined that a small number of cases were inadvertently mispackaged.
04/21/2014 05:54 PM EDT
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of all Wegmans Easter Bread (braided loaf) 17 oz., UPC 77890 32431 (all code dates) because it contains egg, which is not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product

 

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04/21/2014 10:45 AM EDT
Hickory Farms, Inc., the specialty food and holiday gift retailer today announced a voluntary recall of its Chipotle Ranch Sauce due to an undeclared allergen on its label. The Chipotle Ranch Sauce is formulated with buttermilk powder, a known allergen.

Whole Foods Market Southwest Region Recalls Mini Butter

04/18/2014 07:01 PM EDT
Whole Foods Market Southwest Region is recalling mini butter croissants because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Hospira Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI INjection, USP, Due To Visible Particulates

04/18/2014 05:27 PM EDT
Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of orange and black particulate within the solution and embedded within the glass vial.

Missouri Firm Recalls Hot Dog Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a Columbia, Mo., establishment is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners’ packages. The product labels are incorrect, as they do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese. The products were formulated with milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

04/18/2014 11:15 AM EDT Nature’s Universe is voluntarily recalling all lots of oldThinogenics product (product soldprior to February 6, 2014, hereinafter the “Old Product”) to the user level after FDA analysis revealed that the Old Product contained undeclaredsibutramine.

04/17/2014 05:33 PM EDT
Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on its Price Chopper Brand Tuscan White Bean Hummus. The product is being recalled due to it being mislabeled with the ingredient panel for Price Chopper Sweet Potato Hummus, which does not declare that the product contains parmesan cheese, a known allergen.
Georgia Firm Recalls Chicken Breast Tenders Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Prime Pak Foods, a Gainesville, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products were formulated with egg and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
04/18/2014 10:42 AM EDT
Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today that on April 2, 2014, it informed customers of a nationwide recall of seven lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP, to the user level due to a glass defect located on the interior neck of the vial, which was identified during a retain sample inspection where the glass vial contained visible embedded metal particulate. Free-floating metal particulates were also identified in vials upon further analysis.

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Salami Type Products Misbranded With USDA Mark Of Inspection Bolzano Artisan Meats LLC, a Milwaukee, Wis. establishment is recalling approximately 5,723 pounds of salami products for misbranding and because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection Health Matters America Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Organic Traditions Brand Dark Chocolate Golden Berries and Dark Chocolate Sacha Inchi Seeds

04/16/2014 03:46 PM EDT HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. of Cheektowaga, New York is recalling specific lots of ORGANIC TRADITIONS BRAND DARK CHOCOLATE GOLDEN BERRIES AND DARK CHOCOLATE SACHA INCHI SEEDS because they were found to contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Missouri Firm Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Tyson Foods Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

04/16/2014 04:45 PM EDT Natural Organics, Inc. is expanding its April 3, 2014 recall of distributed Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash to Lot 10952 after they were notified by its contract manufacturer INTEGRIA Healthcare (Australia} Pty Ltd. that this second lot of Tea Tree Mouthwash failed microbial contamination testing due to potential bacterial contamination. This bacterial contaminant, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, could pose a health risk to consumers.
04/10/2014 11:52 AM EDT
Karl Bissinger’s LLC today announced a recall of its Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears because one lot was mislabeled and contains undeclared milk. People who have a severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening reaction if they consume this product.
04/16/2014 03:41 PM EDT The Purina Animal Nutrition LLC feed plant in Portland, Ore., has initiated a limited recall of certain poultry feeds due to the potential for lower-than-expected vitamin and trace mineral levels. The products were distributed to retailers in Oregon and Washington.
04/14/2014 06:57 PM EDT The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has recalled Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet sold at the company’s Kroger and Jay C stores in 13 states because the product may contain milk not listed on the label. People who are allergic to milk could have a severe reaction if they consume this product.
04/14/2014 2:30 PM EDT
Many people have Easter lilies in their home this time of year, but this could be dangerous if they have a cat. FDA warns that cats can suffer acute kidney damage and even die after eating even a small part of a lily.
04/11/2014 04:14 PM EDT
La Compañía Fernández Chile Inc. de Alamosa , Colorado está retirando del mercado su Chile Molido Puro de 4 onzas (oz) código de barras UPC 77601- 10011 y Chile Rojo de 6 onzas (oz) con código de barra UPC 77601-10053, ya que pueden estar potencialmente contaminados con Salmonella, un organismo que puede causar infecciones serias y a veces fatales en los jóvenes, personas débiles o ancianas , y con sistemas inmunológicos debilitados.
04/11/2014 01:31 PM EDT SINCO INC is voluntarily recalling from sale Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato 30 FL OZ (UPC 085239-703618), imported from Italy and sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide. This product may contain traces of peanut protein, which is not declared on the label.
04/11/2014 01:02 PM EDT Covidien plc today announced that it has notified customers of a voluntary recall to address an issue with certain lots of its Pipeline™ Embolization Device and Alligator™ Retrieval Device where the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating applied to the delivery wire could delaminate and detach from the devices.
04/09/2014 03:46 PM EDT Lisy Corporation of Miami, FL is voluntarily recalling Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca), 6 oz jar, Item #1132, Lot #’s A013 0518 & A014 0518, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
04/09/2014 03:10 PM EDT The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC of Poughkeepsie, NY, is recalling its 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of “Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
04/08/2014 04:55 PM EDT
Buffalo SAV Inc of Buffalo, NY is recalling its 907 g (2 lb) package of Potato and Bacon perogies Grandma`s perogies brand because it may contain undeclared soy protein allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Soy protein run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
04/09/2014 01:18 PM EDT
Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic black peppercorns that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value, Nature’s Place and others due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
04/04/2014 09:53 PM EDT
Whole Foods Market’s Northern California region is recalling its Chipotle Chicken Wrap because it contains an undeclared allergen. The wrap, labeled as “Chipotle Chicken Wrap,” is filled with a Chicken Caesar wrap mix, which contains a fish allergen (anchovies) not declared on the Chipotle Chicken Wrap label.
04/06/2014 09:50 PM EDT
Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic black peppercorns that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value, and others due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
04/04/2014 10:04 PM EDT
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (the “Company”) is recalling Organic Black Peppercorns sold under the Sprouts brand name from all stores. This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and others with weakened immune systems.
04/03/2014 08:23 PM EDT
Natural Organics, Inc., is voluntarily recalling THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE MOUTHWASH after they were notified by its contract manufacturer INTEGRIA Healthcare (Australia) Pty Ltd. that one lot of Tea Tree Mouthwash failed microbial contamination testing. This bacterial contaminant, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, could pose a health risk to consumers.
04/03/2014 05:21 PM EDT
Emparedados Boricua de Bayamón PR, está alertando que el producto “Emparedados Boricua – Pollo y Queso” empacados en unidades de 6.5 oz. contienen huevos que no están declarados en la etiqueta. Personas que son alérgicas al huevo están en riesgo de serias reacciones alérgicas si consumen estos productos.

Emparedados Boricua Issues Allergen Alert For Its Products “Emparedados Boricua – Chicken and Cheese”

04/03/2014 02:50 PM EDT
Emparedados Boricua located in Bayamón PR, is warning that the product “Emparedados Boricua – Chicken and Cheese” packaged in units of 6.5 oz. contains eggs that are not declared on the label. People who are allergic to eggs are at risk of serious allergic reactions if they consume these products.

Dräger Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Optional PS500 Power Supply for Evita V500 and Babylog VN500 Ventilators

04/02/2014 12:12 PM EDT
 Dräger initiated a nationwide recall of the optional PS500 Power Supply Unit used with the Evita V500 and Babylog VN500 ventilators. This voluntary action was a result of an internal investigation by Dräger into complaints that found that the batteries installed in the PS500 depleted much earlier than expected, although the battery indicator showed a significantly charged battery.
Colorado Firm Recalls Fettuccini Alfredo With Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens American Outdoor Products, a Boulder, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 633 pounds of dehydrated Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.  The products were formulated with milk and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

Lao Thai Nam Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Number One Sompa Salted Fish, Because of Possible Health Risk

03/31/2014 06:37 PM EDT
Lao Thai Nam Corp., of Dallas, Texas is recalling Number One Sompa Salted Fish, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

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VP Biden ~~ on voting rights


Democrats
One of the most important things we do as Democrats is protect the right to vote. We’re the political party working to expand that right, so votingcan be easier and more secure, and so that more voices are heard — not fewer.That’s why Democrats started the Voter Expansion Project. We’re taking everything we’ve learned and built from years of fighting Republican attempts to block access to voting, and using it to help even more people vote.

And you know what? When more Americans vote, Americans elect more representatives to stand up and fight for their families, and protect their future. In other words, they elect more Democrats.

I’ll turn it over to our favorite VPOTUS to tell you more about our project — then please let him know you’re with him:

I’ll be sending you more information on the Voter Expansion Project shortly, and I look forward to working with you.

Thanks,

Pratt

Pratt Wiley
National Director of Voter Expansion
Democratic National Committee

P.S. — Speaking of Vice President Biden, he just announced that he’s going to be using Twitter a lot more during these midterm elections. Be sure to follow @JoeBiden!

Did you know April 22 is Earth Day …


 

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April 22 isn’t just Earth Day, it is the last day to vote for Proposition 1 and save King County Metro transit service.  Public transit delivers environmental benefits as it delivers riders to their destinations, making your Yes vote one of the most important local actions to help the planet this Earth Day.

King County Metro bus service provides 400,000 trips every work day. These trips mean fewer cars on the road and less carbon and other pollutants in the air.  We cannot risk the cutbacks in bus service which would become necessary without the added funds from Prop. 1, with the resulting longer waits, deleted routes, and likely 30,000 more cars clogging our streets and their pollutants our lungs.

Pledge to vote YES on Prop 1!

Vote YES on Prop. 1 to keep our buses running and prevent major cut backs in service. Together we can make sure our seniors, students, people with disabilities, working families, and others have a low-impact way to get around.  Prop. 1 creates a new $1.25 low-income bus fare and partial rebate for low-income car owners to lessen the burden on those who can afford it the least.

Vote YES on Prop. 1 to fix our roads and streets.  Forty percent of Prop. 1 revenue goes to cities and the county to make our streets, roads, and bridges safer.  Every $1 we spend now to maintain streets and roads avoids $6-14 in cost later to rebuild the neglected, deteriorated road.

More than 160 organizations, 20 mayors from throughout the county, and bipartisan support from the King County Council have all come together to save Metro Transit.  Join us and pledge to vote YES on Proposition 1.

Thanks for all you do for the environment and a sustainable transportation future.

Tim Gould
Chair, Transportation and Land Use Committee
Sierra Club Washington

The cost of inaction


 One year ago today, the Senate introduced S.744, a bipartisan bill that would fix our broken immigration system, grow our economy, and shrink the deficit. Last June, they passed that bill. The House has still failed to act.

Take a look at how inaction has hurt our economy — and pass it on:

Learn more about the cost of inaction. Click here to see the full infographic.See the infographic on WhiteHouse.gov.

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