Dear Mr. Schnitzer, I’m writing to you from California, where Earth Day began after an oil spill off our coast was so destructive that President Richard Nixon, surveying the damage and cleaup efforts in 1969, stated to the crowd, “…the Santa Barbara incident has frankly touched the conscience of the American people.” I’m asking that your company, as one of our largest insurance companies, join the top major US banks in committing to prevent such an tragic event from occuring in a national treasure – the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Please, during this week of Earth Day observations, show your leadership for human rights, our climate and sensitive ecosystems by publicing stating that Travelers will not support oil or gas drilling in the Arctic and help protect this sacred place for good.
Action #2: Tell State Treasurer Fiona Ma: Hold Wall Street banks accountable to their climate commitments
Action #1: Email the U.S. Department of Education to advocate for the end of corporate charter schools and support accountability and transparency for all schools taking our tax dollars.
How do I do this?
EASY: Use this form from the National Education Association and PERSONALIZE the attached letter. Talk about your own kids, grandkids, or in defense of the kids whose public schools will suffer as money is diverted to the pockets of private corporations. No one wants their tax money going to support white flight or into the pockets of crooks.
CalPERS and CalSTRS have an estimated $9 BILLION invested in fossil fuel production. For eight years, their members have called for their pensions to divest. The Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (SB 1173) would require CalPERS and CalSTRS to divest from fossil fuels by July 2027.
SB 1173 will be heard TODAY, MONDAY, 4/4, in the Senate Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee.
We need lots of supporters to call in with quick public comments like this one:
Pick your script!
“I’m [NAME] and I’m calling in from [WHERE YOU LIVE] to say that I strongly support SB 1173.”
“My name is [NAME]. I’m with [ORGANIZATION] and we strongly support SB 1173.”
“I’m [NAME], I’m a CalPERS/STRS member with [ORGANIZATION], and we strongly support SB 1173.”
FOX CBS has actually hired one of Trump’s most venal shills. Make sure the home of Walter Cronkite hears our outrage.
Call: 1 (212) 975-3247
Email:https://www.cbs.com/showfeedback/ Click on “News” on first pull-down menu, and then click on one of the CBS news shows. They are apparently going to use Mick Mulvaney in a number of news platforms, so just pick one, and then work your way down the list, copying your message.
Sample email/call: [email: Dear Mr. Cheeks, Wendy McMahon,]
It was journalistic malpractice to hire a treasonous extremist like Mick Mulvaney as an on-air contributor. Not only did this fanboy of Russian-style autocracy give cover to Trump’s Ukraine shake-down, he tried to destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, provided security clearances to unqualified people and misrepresented the seriousness of the pandemic. Why are you aiding and abetting a GOP takeover in November by allowing this traitorous liar to provide toxic and slanted takes on the actions of Biden and Democrats? That’s FOX News’ job.
(Quote here by Robert McNamara, Institute for Justice)
We thought this was an illuminating debate on this issue.
Action: Qualified immunity is on the agenda in Thursday’s Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. Time to push H.R.1470/S.492.
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Sen. [___] to cosponsor and actively support H.R. 1470/S.492 – Ending Qualified Immunity Act, which would remove the protective shield from all state and local government employees who abuse their position of power to harm others.
H.R. 1470 – Cosponsors here: Brownley and Carbajal are not yet cosponsors.
S.492 – Cosponsors here. Senators Feinstein and Padilla are not yet cosponsors.
No more business as usual. We now have the tools to keep track of you.
There was once a line that the forced-birthers were traditionally reluctant to cross – their bills didn’t target women directly – instead they focused on onerous requirements for clinics and medical professionals. Texas then upped the ante by putting a bounty on those who aid women get abortions after 6 weeks. Missouri is now trying to extend the concept beyond their state’s borders and Idaho responded to the criticism of strangers suing strangers by allowing only family members, including those of rapists, to sue abortion providers. However heinous these bills are, they still concentrate on trapping women into carrying a fetus to term by removing their support system.
Judd Legum of Popular Information put out a new article about six companies who claim to be pro-woman while giving loads to money to lawmakers who’ve sponsored awful abortion bills in Idaho, Arizona, and Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, etc.