Climate Change ~~~ the movement & struggle is real … join us


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Scientists are screaming from the rooftops that climate change isn’t just a bit of warming and some more storms. No exaggeration, our actual *survival* is at risk — this is a fight to save the world.

Our biosphere is in a fragile balance. Warm it a bit, and feedback loops start to kick in. Warming melts the arctic ice that reflects sunlight, which means more sunlight absorbed, which means more warming, which melts more ice etc. etc. These feedback loops have begun, and they’re approaching ‘tipping points’ where they spin out of our control, threatening everything we love.

The UN understands this, and they’ve called an emergency summit of world leaders in New York to discuss action, even inviting our movement into the meeting! The problem is, our heads of state are politicians, not scientists, and they respond to public pressure. They see the polls, but they ask, “where are the protests?” Sept. 21st is our answer.

With thousands of organisations from unions to faith groups, and hundreds of thousands of people already signed up, we’re about to launch the biggest climate change mobilisation in history, with marches from New York to Paris to Rio. On September 21st, we need to shake the world. To get there, we need to mobilise thousands of organisers, saturate subways and airwaves with ads, and mount an effective media operation.

If 50,000 of us contribute just a small amount in the next 5 days, we can make it happen. It’s time to save the world, let’s launch the movement that can do it.

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The Real Nina Turner


Team Turner –The Ohio GOP says State Senator Nina Turner is too partisan to hold statewide office, and her opponent recently claimed, “there are two Nina Turners – the one I deal with on a professional level and the one who goes on the Al Sharpton show…and starts saying outrageous things. It’s hard to know which is the real Nina Turner.”

Donate $10, $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can now to send a message to our opponent that you aren’t the least bit confused about who the real Nina Turner is!

If our opponent wasn’t so busy making it harder to vote, he would know Nina Turner is exactly the same Nina Turner whether she’s being interviewed by Ed Shultz on MSNBC, sharing a meal with her family, speaking with a group of small business owners, or defending collective bargaining rights on the Senate floor.

Nina isn’t afraid to stand up for what’s right no matter the political or personal cost, and frankly, she is one of the most dynamic and authentic voices in politics today.

Show your support for the REAL Nina Turner today with a contribution of $10, $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can.

The REAL Nina Turner understands the time constraints on working class Ohioans and is fighting to bring back weekday evening early vote hours.

The REAL Nina Turner values women’s work and is fighting for legislation that guarantees equal pay for women in Ohio.

The REAL Nina Turner believes, no matter your gender, race, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status, we ALL have the right to make our voices heard at the ballot box.

The REAL Nina Turner wants a thriving economy that works for ALL Ohioans, and, as Secretary of State, will transform the Business Services division into a resource center for Ohio businesses.

Help the REAL Nina Turner win her race for Ohio Secretary of State by donating whatever you can today. 

Thank you so much for your continued support.

– A. Angelique Roche, Campaign Manager

P.S. ICYMI, last week the REAL Nina Turner was highlighted as one of MSNBC’s 30 Women to Watch in 2014 and became the first Secretary of State campaign ever to be endorsed by Daily Kos!

~~ Fact Sheet ~~ Climate Change


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 Obama knows that climate change is real
CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE
A study published in May 2013 found that 97% of
scientists agree that man-made climate change is a
reality.
The scientific consensus is that climate change is
occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and
poses significant risks for public health and welfare.
There is no significant scientific disagreement on these
facts.
[NASA, accessed 7/6/2013]
Climate change is caused by increased levels of carbon
dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, caused by human
activity like burning fossil fuels and land use changes.
CO2 traps energy from the sun, raising the earth’s
average temperature, and causing unpredictable—and
dangerous—effects.
[NASA, accessed 7/16/2013]
According to scientists, carbon dioxide levels in the
atmosphere are at the highest levels in 3-5 million years.
(New York Times, 5/10/2013)
Climate change is happening. The 12 hottest years on
record have all come in the last 15 years.  Severe storms,
the most severe drought in decades, and the worst
wildfires some states have ever seen have all occurred
in the past few years.
(NASA, 1/15/2013)
Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods are all now
more frequent and intense, and are projected to worsen
in the future.
(USGCRP, 2009)
Climate change could cause sea levels to rise between
one to six feet within the next hundred years, causing
grave damage to coastal cities and communities.
[NOAA, 12/6/2012]
Climate change will have other severe economic
impacts, causing disruptions across our economy,
including in the energy, agricultural, and transportation
sectors.
[USGCRP, 2009]
GET THE FACTS
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S CLIMATE PLAN
PRINTED BY VOLUNTEERS
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S CLIMATE PLAN
President Obama has said that we must respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure
to do so would betray our children and future generations. He called on Congress to take action, but made
it clear that if they won’t act, he will.
On Tuesday, June 25, President Obama laid out his vision for a common-sense plan to combat climate change
by reducing carbon pollution, preparing our country for the impacts of climate change, leading global efforts
to fight it, and putting America’s ingenuity to work. Details of the President’s plan can be found at barackobama.
com/climate.
As a nation of innovators, we will meet the challenge of climate change in a way that advances our economy,
our environment, and public health at the same time. We don’t have to choose between the health of our
children and the health of our economy. Taking action to reduce carbon pollution will spark new jobs and
industries building cleaner and more efficient American-made energy technologies.
OFA CLIMATE STRATEGY
1.
In order for the President to make the changes we
need to prevent the worst effects of climate change,
we need to change the conversation and the politics
on climate.
2.
OFA volunteers have a unique ability to advance
the President’s climate plan by raising the profile
of this important issue, taking on climate change
deniers in Congress, and advancing the clean
energy economy locally.
3.
Volunteers are organizing in congressional districts
across the country to work with supportive lawmakers
to lead on this issue, push lawmakers in the middle
who acknowledge the problem but have not supported
action on a solution, and take on the climate change
deniers whose extremism has been so damaging to
progress in Congress and to the public debate.
GET THE FACTS
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S CLIMATE PLAN
PRINTED BY VOLUNTEERS
4.
Volunteers are helping educate Americans about
their ability switch to clean energy—from cities
and counties working to adopt clean energy, to
individuals making their own everyday choices
about how they use energy.
5.
Volunteers are working to build support for the
President’s plan in Congress, and build support
for the EPA actions that will help America meet its
commitments to reduce the dangerous pollution
that causes climate change.
6.
All of this organizing will continue to advance
the conversation on climate, and bridge the gap
between public support for action and what
Congress is willing to do

did you hear what happened at LAX airport?


sign the petition by Daily Kos and SEIU (Service Employee International Union) in demanding that Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) hold companies accountable for unsafe working conditions—and prevent such future tragedies.

Cesar Valenzuela was killed at work in February, while driving a baggage tug at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). He was working for airport contractor Menzies Aviation, and got run over after being thrown from the vehicle while driving.

The official safety report was just released, and Menzies had violated basic safety rules. The vehicle didn’t have a working seat belt. Menzies discouraged workers from wearing seat belts. And equipment inspections weren’t done properly.

This death could have been prevented, and Cesar should be alive today. He died leaving a wife, and two children without a father.

Los Angeles World Airports’ Board of Airport Commissioners has the power to remove a company’s license to operate because of serious safety violations. It is time for LAWA to act and hold companies like Menzies accountable for unsafe working conditions at LAX.

Sign the petition by Daily Kos and SEIU demanding that LAX hold companies accountable—and to revoke Menzies’ contract—to prevent such future tragedies.

Keep fighting,
Chris Bowers, Daily Kos

If they’re sent to Iran, they’ll die


John B. Emerson, ,: Save Ali, Shahnaz and Arat’s lives by granting them US visas. This would save them from pending deportation back to Iran where they face certain imprisonment and probable execution for their beliefs.

Darrel Weaver
East Earl, Pennsylvania