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Demand That the Media Stop Perpetuating Stereotypes About Mental Illness

Mental illness and mental healthcare have been prominent in the public dialogue over the past year. Unfortunately the impetus has been to sensationalize the link between mental illness and mass violence.



One in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. About 2.5 million people live with schizophrenia and almost 6 million with bipolar disorder. These are our friends, our families, our co-workers. We know that they live fulfilling lives in their communities, but they never make the news.



The current media climate perpetuates the stigma and discrimination that make it difficult for people with mental illness to move forward and discourages people who are having symptoms - which usually can be managed - from seeking the help they need.



Tell the media enough is enough!



The public needs to know that people with mental illness can and do recover. They work, have families, live independently, and participate in their communities. Their stories can give us a fuller understanding of what itâ??s like to live with mental illness and give hope to others living with these disorders and their loved ones.



Demand that the media tell the whole story about people living with mental illness.
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Daily Voice : Protect California Redwood Forests From Winery Development
« Reply #137 on: November 16, 2013, 01:00:14 PM »
Protect California Redwood Forests From Winery Development

 A Spanish winemaker wants to level 154 acres of coast redwoods and Douglas firs to make space for new grapevines in the California’s Sonoma County.


The majestic Redwood only grow in the relatively cool coastal region of Northern California and southern Oregon, and parts of this range, such as northwestern Sonoma County, have become increasingly coveted by winemakers. The wine farms are growing, and the forests are shrinking. Forests that provide wildlife habitats and protect streams from erosion. And all this with permission from California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. (CalFire). Protection at the end of the name seems to be rather misleading. What or who, are the trying to protect? Not the forests it seems. 


Redwoods are considered among the most spectacular of all trees. The biggest trees on Earth by height, redwoods can stand more than 350 feet tall. Some are more than 2,000 years old.


The thousands of trees slated for removal are between 50 and 80 feet tall. Trees as previously mentioned, provide wildlife habitat and stabilize the soil against erosion, which has been a major problem for streams in the area that once harbored runs of salmon and steelhead trout to boot.


It is not just Redwood and Fir trees; oak trees are also in the way of these wine farms. Oak trees tend to be overlooked by the general public, which is more easily impressed by redwoods. Yet oak forests provide habitat for vastly more species than do redwood forests.


And it's not just redwoods that are at stake as vineyards expand their terrain. California's oaks aren't subject to the same environmental protections as more commercially valuable species like redwoods and Douglas fir. And Northern California's oak forest, near the coast as well as inland, is being lost at fast rates to vineyard expansions.


 Oak trees tend to be overlooked by the general public, which is more easily impressed by redwoods. Yet oak forests, she says, provide habitat for vastly more species than do redwood forests.


Whilst we all complain about pollution, global warming, deforestation, and mans other pursuits to grow his wallet at the cost of the planet, we sit back and do nothing. How long before the entire region is only wine farms, and there is not one tree left.


Lets send a message to Artesa that we will not sit back this time. This natural habitat must remain protected. Live up to your name and protect these forests.


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Congress: The People In the Path of Keystone XL Aren't Bargaining Chips

My name is Jim, and every morning I wake up to a very real threat.

It's called Keystone XL and it's the oil pipeline that TransCanada -- the massive Canadian conglomerate -- is lobbying hard to build through America's heartland.

TransCanada offered me $244,000 to let them build their pipeline through my family's land in Polk County, Nebraska next to the Platte River and I declined. My children will never inherit that money, because like five generations before me, my children need to inherit this earth.

This week, the threat of Keystone XL became more real when Republicans moved to marry a vote on the Pipeline to the upcoming debt ceiling vote. They're turning lawmaking into a hostage taking and using the people in the path as bargaining chips.

This poisonous pipeline is not good for America. It benefits only TransCanada, its investors, and the companies that will use it to export oil to countries like China. It will put the backyard my grandchildren play in directly in the path of a dangerous experiment.

Please sign my petition asking Congress to take a clean vote on the debt ceiling -- and leave Keystone out of it.
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Petition against the production and Importation of Foie Gras in ALL of Europe

Foie gras, French for "fatty liver," is made from the grotesquely enlarged livers of male ducks and geese. The "delicacy" known as foie gras is one of the most sickening examples of cruelty promoted as "luxury."

We, the undersigned, strongly urge the European and UK Parliament to ban the production AND Importation of Foie Gras in Europe. The birds are kept in tiny wire cages or packed into sheds. Pipes are repeatedly, cruelly, forced down the birds' throats, and up to 4 pounds of grain and fat are pumped into their stomachs two or three times every day for two to three weeks until they can barely move and are on the verge of organ rupture and death.

This is totally unacceptable and cruel. Due to free trade laws, UK being one of the biggest importers of Foie Gras, are importing this cruelty.



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Daily Voice : Demand Justice For The Rape And Torture Of Miriam López
« Reply #140 on: November 19, 2013, 01:02:43 PM »
Demand Justice For The Rape And Torture Of Miriam López

Miriam López, a Mexican housewife and mother of four, is seeking justice after being tortured and raped by soldiers and imprisoned on false charges.



In February 2011, moments after she dropped her children at school, Miriam was grabbed by soldiers and taken to a military barracks in Tijuana. For a week she was repeatedly raped and tortured until she signed a false statement for drug offences. She suffered electric shocks, near asphyxiation and stress positions, and was subject to threats against her children and partner. She was released without charge seven months later.


Though Miriam has since identified some of the perpetrators, no one has been brought to justice for the violence she suffered.


Miriam is not the only one. Reports of torture and ill-treatment rose by 500% in Mexico between 2006 and 2012, according to the National Human Rights Commission, and convictions for these crimes are rare.

Challenge this situation of impunity and ensure that Miriam's case is not ignored.

*Note: Miriam is not pictured in this photograph.
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Tell Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell: Put a Stop to this Delisting Catastrophe

Our worst nightmare is now a reality. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has formally proposed to remove all Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for nearly all gray wolves across the United States.


If this proposal becomes final, delisting will prematurely turn wolf management over to the states, and we've already seen what can happen when rabid anti-wolf politics are allowed to trump science and core wildlife management principles.


In Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, more than 1,200 wolves have been shot or trapped since losing ESA protection in 2011.


Please send an urgent message to Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell -- demand that she provide oversight during the official review period and urge her to re-think the official proposal before it becomes final.
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Daily Voice : Kids Not Cuts: Stand Up for Public Education!
« Reply #142 on: November 23, 2013, 10:30:24 AM »
Kids Not Cuts: Stand Up for Public Education!

The best path to strong wages and a strong workforce is through education, not by cutting taxes for big businesses. These days, though, too many of our Congressional representatives seem eager to cut vital funding for public schools.

Sequestration is hurting students and communities right now. Those cuts mean $3 billion has already been slashed from federal education spending. In real terms, the cuts mean kids packed into overcrowded classrooms, fewer services for special education students and four-year-olds cheated out of early childhood education.

Some in Congress want to lock in those cuts for another year. Instead of more cuts to vital services Americans depend on, like schools, health care and job training, we need a good deal -- one that protects what's important to us, our families and our communities.

Add your name today and pledge your commitment to holding our members of Congress accountable:

I pledge to speak up for America's kids by urging Congress to make the right choices to support public education and working families. I commit to holding my members of Congress accountable and to standing up for every studentâ??s right to a great public school.
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Daily Voice : End Slavery in the U.S. Tomato Industry
« Reply #143 on: November 24, 2013, 01:32:39 PM »
End Slavery in the U.S. Tomato Industry

Florida's tomato farms supply 50% of all U.S. fresh tomatoesÂ? but have also been called America's 'ground zero for slavery.' Countless workers are held against their will, threatened with violence and forced to haul hundreds of heavy tomato buckets a day for little to no pay.Â? 



Right now is the worst part of Florida's tomato picking season - the days are hot and there is tremendous pressure on growers to turn a profit, making conditions ripe for worker exploitation.



Thankfully, a new solution called the Fair Food Program enforces a policy of zero tolerance for slavery on tomato farms.Â? 



But a major U.S. supermarket chain, Publix Super Markets, refuses to support the Fair Food Program. Publix continues to buy tomatoes from growers whose workers still toil beyond the reach of the Fair Food Program's proven protection from modern slavery.



Tell Publix to make the right decision to join the Fair Food Program and fight modern slavery in the U.S. tomato industry.
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