Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Potentially Dangerous Food, and Dangerous Vehicles

Monsanto may have finally gone too far. Progressives in Congress are fighting to
repeal the infamous "Monsanto Protection Act" and block Monsanto's attacks on state
GMO labeling laws, and MoveOn members are leading the grassroots backlash.
Can you chip in $5 to help stand up to Monsanto?
Chip in $5
Dear MoveOn member,
Is there a company in the world more evil than Monsanto?
 I don't think so.
Last year, Monsanto spent nearly $6 million on lobbying, and their payoff was the
"Monsanto Protection Act," which was written anonymously, passed in secret, and allows
Monsanto to keep selling genetically engineered seeds even if a federal court says
they may pose a health risk.
Now, Monsanto has sneaked an amendment into the farm bill that would block GMO labeling
laws moving forward in states like Vermont and Connecticut.
This time, Monsanto may have gone too far.
A massive backlash is growing against the Monsanto Protection Act, and Senator Jeff
Merkley is demanding a floor vote to repeal it.
We can beat Monsanto, but we don't have much time to get organized, because the farm
bill has already passed the House and is being debated in the Senate right now.
Can you chip in $5 to help MoveOn members fight back against Monsanto?
Yes, I want to pitch in $5 to help fight back against Monsanto.
We know that we'll never be able to outspend Monsanto, but with your help we can
out-organize them with smart, well-timed, targeted campaigning. Together, we can
take on Monsanto by:
Supporting campaigns all over the country led by MoveOn members targeting their members
of Congress, asking them to stand up to Monsanto's influence.
Providing financial support for flyers, rallies, transportation and the other crucial
nuts and bolts necessary to run a strong campaign.
Calling out key members of Congress who are supporting Monsanto over the public interest
and making sure the public knows whose side they're on
MoveOn leaders around the country are eager to push forward, but they need your help:
f we can raise $150,000 in the next two days, we can help kick-start these campaigns
Last year, Monsanto's $6 million investment bought them several favorable pieces
of legislation. But right now, your investment of $5 can help launch a nationwide
movement to make sure that our democracy isn't auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Click here to contribute $5 to support the campaign against Monsanto.
Thanks for all you do.
–Anna, Wes, Linda, Mariana, and the rest of the team
1. "Lobbying Spending Database—Monsanto Co, 2013,", accessed May
21, 2013
"How the Monsanto Protection Act snuck into law
," Salon, March 27, 2013
2. "
'Monsanto Protection Act 2.0′ Would Ban GMO-Labeling Laws At State Level,"
International Business Times
, May 20, 2013
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Jeep Grand Cherokees have extremely high risk of catching on fire in accidents -- I saw a family burn to death that way. I'm asking the US government to issue a recall and get these dangerous cars off the road.
Sign Jenelle's Petition.  Last fall I was out for a drive with my dad when we hit a sudden traffic jam. A tractor
trailer couldn't stop in time, so it hit a bunch of cars from behind. We spun into
a guardrail, but we were okay. We got out of the car to see that another family had
survived, but their car, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, was on fire.
My dad tried to help them out of the car, but he was only able to save one of the
teenage boys. The other boy and the mom were trapped, and burned to death. It was
the most awful thing I have ever seen.
Jeep knows the fuel tank on Grand Cherokees is in the "crush zone," which means the
car is likely to catch on fire in an accident.
Only 27 people ever died in Ford Pinto fires, but the Jeep Grand Cherokee number
is 287 and rising.
So why are these cars still on the road?
I started a petition on calling on the Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall on all 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and get these dangerous cars off the road. Will you click here to sign?
After the accident, I spent months grieving. I couldn't get that family out of my
head. Not only watching this mother and teenager burn to death, but watching her
18-year-old son watching it happen. Watching him cry, "Mom, Mom." I'm a single mom
with two teenaged boys, too, so that really hit home. When that boy was crying for
his mother, he sounded like my boys.
The scariest part is this doesn't just affect people who drive Jeeps -- if you rear-end
a Jeep Grand Cherokee in a collision, your car could catch on fire, too.
I've seen lots of petitions have success before, and I really hope mine
will be one of them. The Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration are supposed to keep Americans safe. I hope that if enough
people sign my petition, they'll do the right thing and protect our safety over Chrysler's
bottom line.
Click here to sign my petition calling on the Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees, which have killed 287 people so far.
Thank you,
Jenelle Embrey
Linden, Virginia
Sign Jenelle's Petition
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