Sunday, December 15, 2013

Why my Nickname is Lefty

I hope you’ll take a moment to
watch an inspiring two-minute video
 -- narrated by Kyra Sedgwick -- about all the breakthrough victories you helped
NRDC win over the last year. It’s our shout-out to the amazing role you played in
our work. And please consider
making a special year-end gift
 right now so we can keep on fighting for our natural heritage in 2014.
You Made a World of Difference in 2013
 2013 victories
 -- narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress Kyra Sedgwick. Then donate to help us
defend wildlife and wild places in 2014!

Wow. It's been an incredible year in our fight to save wildlife and wildlands --
and we have
 to thank.
I hope you'll
watch our short video
narrated by actress, activist and NRDC Member Kyra Sedgwick
 -- so you can see all the exciting victories you helped us win in 2013.
It's a fantastic reminder that we can make a world of difference with your steadfast
Over the past 12 months, we
helped persuade British mining giant Anglo American to quit the destructive Pebble
 ... made sure that polar bears will keep their all-important federal protection
.. saved
11 million acres of vital wildlife habitat
 in the Western Arctic Reserve from oil development ... came to the legal defense
of local citizens in New York who opposed the spread of fracking in their community
... and prevailed on many other fronts.
All of these victories were made possible thanks to your strong support.
And right now, you can put us on the path to next year's victories
by making a special year-end gift to NRDC
You see, even as this year draws to a close, our fight for nature never ends.
 Our staff of more than 400 environmental litigators, scientists and other experts
will be working right through the holidays -- and into the new year -- to turn back
new attacks on wildlife and wild places.
With your support, we'll be going all out to
prevent Shell from endangering the Polar Bear Seas
 ... turn up the pressure on mining giant Rio Tinto to abandon the Pebble Mine ...
block the climate-wrecking Keystone XL tar sands pipeline
 ... protect whales from the U.S. Navy's use of deafening sonar and explosives ...
and that's just a small part of what's in store.
That's why, after you watch this powerful video of the past year's biggest triumphs,
I hope you'll feel inspired to
make a tax-deductible gift
 so that NRDC can go right on defending our natural heritage over the year ahead
in the most effective way possible.
Make no mistake: You're the reason that NRDC is so highly regarded as America's most
effective advocate for the environment.
I look forward to having you alongside us again as we come to the rescue of wildlife
and wildlands in 2014.
Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council
The mission of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is to safeguard the Earth:
its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Donations to this campaign will be used to protect imperiled wildlife and wild places
and defend our environment in the most effective way possible.

Personal:  I was Supposed to receive a letter from Missouri Division of Favily Support saying benefits were restored.  What I got were:  1.  A letter from my funeral home to make the cash value of my cremation policy ($605.00) irrevocable,  The Division of Family Support want this so I can't cash it out and get rich.  And 2.  A letter from the Mo. Division of Family Support? Saying my income has increased, (I've only submitted paper work showing it hasn't Three times! And that benefits will be cut as of Jan. 1, 2014.

I'm writing all organizations to which I made small occasional donations to say there Ain't no more.

Given my own situation and that of So many others, this next post is complex for me.  Once I told an anti-abortion politician you can't have it both ways.  Either allow couples or mothers to abort those of us who have disabilities or help us live lives which Contribute to society!  I asked why we are Only sacred in utero?  He had no answer.  When I ask middle class or wealthy "right to life" people if they have adopted any American children, you know, mixed race children, African American boys, children with disabilities, the answer is nearly universally NO.  

I know of a veteran whose check was lost during the Government shut down.  This person lost a spouse and is raising kids.  Still hasn't received it and is being told that an appeal process must be followed in order to receive it.  WHAT!

Yesterday I met a totally blind deaf person who is quite intelligent.  The Mo. Division of Family Support is asking this individual to prove that they are blind.  Daaah!  Too bad that isn't what they want Me to prove, I could just throw a pair of plastic eyes at them.  Think that would do it?

So, will we ever form a People's movement to demand decent treatment for the living or shall we just resign ourselves to increasing the population of those our society has already deemed Expendable?

Now, consider this petition.

State Rep. John Sabatina, D-Phila.,is collecting co-sponsors for House Bill 1474,
known as Paul’s Law, aimed at prohibiting the discrimination of any potential organ
transplant recipient on the basis of physical or mental disability.
Your voices were heard and we ask that you now sign Rep. Sabatina's PA House petition
on behalf of Paul's Law : and sign
Thank you for your continued support.
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1 comment:

  1. You asked an important question, Teresa. Thanks for sharing the Paul's Law link. I signed the petition.