Friday, May 24, 2013

Immigration with Painful Choices and two items with Trigger Warnings

Immigration, Painful Choices.  And Two Items with Trigger Warnings

This is interesting.  I Definitely think that the immigrants who are already here should be legalized.  Frankly, we Need them.  But the fact is also that every immigrant group which has come here had to bring one family member at a time.  They had to choose their smartest son and sponsor him (girls stayed home to care for others, in general) in working or schooling.  Then that husband or son brought over other family members as he could afford to help them get work or go to school.  I care about the suffering of immigrant families and being humane.  But I also want each person who benefits from working here to earn at Least the minimum wage, (which has to go up) And to meet the responsibilities of every citizen.  How should this be done?

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o parent should have to choose which of their children can access citizenship and
which cannot -- but that is the choice that millions of families could be forced
to make.
Daniel, a father of several DREAMers, spent many nights with his family around the
table talking about which child would get to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals this year because they could not afford to have all the kids become citizens
at once.
This is a choice too many families are forced make and will continue to make if the
Senate’s proposed immigration bill remains as is.
Join our friends at PICO's Campaign for Citizenship in this critical moment to demand an inclusive path to citizenship from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
There are 11 million immigrants like Daniel living and working in our country today.
An attainable path to full citizenship would mean no more broken families, access
to loans for higher education and the ability to gain lawful employment that can
put those degrees to work.
With your support we can send the message to key Senators. The more names we can
add, the more pressure we can apply.
Add your name now for an inclusive path to full citizenship – your signature will be delivered directly to our leaders in the Senate.
With hope,
Donna De La Cruz
Reform Immigration FOR America

From Ultraviolet

Thank you so much for sending a strong message to the Congress that it's time to
fix the crisis of rape in the military. We want to make sure they hear from tens
of thousands of people who are outraged and want them to do something about this
problem right away. Can you take a moment to share this with your friends and colleagues?
There's a sample letter you can send below. Please also post this link on Facebook
and Twitter.
Thank you.
--Nita, Shaunna, Karin, Kat and Malinda, the UltraViolet team
Here's the sample email you can send to your friends:
FACT: A woman in the military is more likely to be raped by a fellow service member
than killed in enemy combat. And a new report from the Pentagon itself shows that
sexual assaults in the military increased by more than 30% last year. Worse? Less
than 5% of military sexual assaults are ever prosecuted.
We need Congress to stop talking about this problem and start actually fixing it.
But they're not going to do it unless they hear from tens of thousands of us. Can
you sign this petition?

Trigger Warning:  The info. Below is Sickening and discusses all kinds of animal abuse, including sexual abuse. There's a new petition taking off on, and we think you might be interested
in signing it:
ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council): Exposing animal abuse is not a crime!
By Will P.
Washington, District Of Columbia
Sign Will's Petition
Undercover investigations have exposed patterns of horrific animal welfare abuses
on factory farms and slaughterhouses, and led to criminal convictions and public
health investigations. Rather than addressing these problems, a powerful organization
called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) wants to criminalize anyone
who brings animal abuse to light.
I have documented this extensively in my many years of journalism about the repression
of animal and environmental advocates. You can read more about ALEC at
ALEC wants to make it a crime to document patterns of animal abuse. It thinks the
solution is to have zero checks and balances on this huge industry, and leave it
up to factory farms and slaughterhouses to regulate themselves.
In the past, whistleblowers (not farm owners or inspectors) have documented baby
chicks being ground up alive, workers urinating near a live hanging area, and turkeys
and pigs being sexually abused. Investigators caught a major school lunch meat supplier
abusing cows who were too sick to even walk; this lead to the largest meat recall
in US history. The Big Ag industry desperately want to put a stop to these investigations
for one reason: money.
This bring us to "ag-gag" bills which target whistleblowers, undercover investigators,
and journalists. They have been introduced in 9 states this year, and last year they
became law in 3 states. Some go so far as to criminalize anyone who "possesses" or
"distributes" photographs and YouTube videos. As
NPR reported
, this isn't just about animal activists: these bills put journalists at risk.
Who is behind this? Big Ag corporations, working with the American Legislative Exchange
Council (ALEC). ALEC has a model bill that labels whistleblowers, investigators,
and those who share the footage as "terrorists."
You may be familiar with ALEC because this is the same force behind many efforts
to weaken environmental protections and silence free speech online. If you care about
safe food, environmental and animal protection, transparency, workers' rights, or
citizen-powered action, we need your voice!
Corporations want to use ALEC and "ag-gag" bills to keep the public in the dark.
But consumers have a right to make safe, healthy, and humane decisions about what
they buy.
Please sign to tell ALEC to back off and stop criminalizing those who are trying
to stop animal cruelty.
Sign Will's Petition
The person (or organization) who started this petition is not affiliated with did not create this petition and is not responsible for the petition content.
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