November is a time to acknowledge and celebrate family caregivers. These individuals provide long-term care and make an extraordinary difference in the lives of their loved ones.
On Wednesday, President Obama will pardon the 2012 National Thanksgiving Turkey and this year, for the first time ever, the American public will get its say. People all across the country are flocking to cast their vote.
Born on the same day on a farm in Rockingham Country, Virginia, Cobbler and Gobbler may look alike, but they’re no birds of a feather. Cobbler craves cranberries, is known for his strut, and enjoys the musical stylings of Carly Simon. Gobbler, a patient but proud bird, loves to nibble on corn and enjoys any music with a fiddle.
Which of two turkeys will be named the 2012 National Thanksgiving Turkey? Go to the White House Facebook page and “Like” and “share” their post to cast your vote. No matter what choice you make, both birds will enjoy a happy life at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens after the ceremony, but only one can be the National Thanksgiving Turkey.
Shop Small on Saturday, November 24th 2012
In between the Black Friday sales and the Cyber Monday deals is Small Business Saturday (November 24th) – a day set aside to support the small businesses that play a vital role in creating jobs and economic opportunities all across the country.
President Obama Promises Support for the People of Burma
When President Obama arrived in Rangoon on Monday, he became the first sitting president ever to visit Burma — the Asian nation bordering Thailand, China, and Bangladesh.
All year you stand with us and tackle the hard, serious and often challenging crises our planet is facing.
In the process, we’ve shown you some painful images: photos of orangutans left to die on palm oil plantations, tigers pushed out of their natural habitat. Images that are often horrifying and hard to look at. But these images also represent what’s really happening to the world’s rainforest creatures, and you’ve never flinched. Instead, you step into action with us.
But that’s not all there is to show. These animals are also hilarious, ridiculous, the cutest things you’ve ever seen…and just totally awesome. We thought we would show you that side for a change, to remind all of us why we work so hard to protect animals and the places they call home—and to thank you for giving this work all you have.
Thank you for all the emails and phone calls you’ve made this year. Thank you for all the rallies and marches you showed up at. Thank you for the donations you made, the direct actions you took part in, and the work you did to spread the message.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Dear Amazing Avaazers,
Wow, our people-powered community has just hit 15 million strong — the largest online political movement ever and anywhere! We’re in 194 countries, with hundreds of thousands of us in India, Brazil, France, Mexico and much, much more. (You can click here to see a map of our community.)
Size matters, but spirit matters more, and ours is on fire. Together we’re running more campaigns, taking more actions, winning more and winning bigger than ever before.
Just a few days ago, 2.8 million of us played a central role in getting Europe to stop ACTA, the global treaty that would have let corporations censor our Internet worldwide! This was a classic story of a terrible idea drafted in the shadows and pushed through by giant corporations, but like so many bad laws and leaders these days, it was no match for smart people power.
In just the last 6 months, we’ve fought and helped win key battles to save the Internet, create the world’s largest marine reserve network, protect the Brazilian rainforest, keep pressure high on Rupert Murdoch’s media mafia, support the Syrian democracy movement and much, much more. These victories matched the legitimacy of a massive citizen outcry with phone calls, messages and citizen lobbying, strong work with partners and champions, and a powerful delivery of our voices to media and key decision-makers — scroll down to see some favourite photos of past petition deliveries!
The world is facing greater crises everyday, and these challenges can divide us like never before, or bring us together like never before. By choosing to come together, we are proving, over and over again, the awesome power of cooperation — making our 15 million-strong Avaaz community a rising global force for hope and change.
From me and the whole team — huge gratitude for every amazing person in this community — happy 15 everybody!!