Weekly Justice Highlgihts
- Immigration: Individuals are invited to urge federal legislators to address the root causes of migrant children crisis at the Texas border. Urge them to conduct a full analysis of this humanitarian crisis and how U.S. foreign policy, U.S. trade policy and the militarized approach to the “War on Drugs” have contributed to the poverty and extreme violence that are forcing these children to flee. Action can be taken here.
- Care of Earth: Tell Lowe’s to pull bee-killing products from their store shelves by clicking here.
- Call U.S. Senators (188.8.131.5221; charges apply) and urge them to cosponsor the bi-partisan Summer Meals Act of 2014 that would expand access to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for low-income children and simplify administration of the program for SFSP sponsors.
- Urge President Obama to stop trade deals that put corporations ahead of people as the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) was leaked this week by clicking here.
- Call U.S. Senators (184.108.40.20621; Charges apply) and ask them to co-sponsor S. 1290, the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act and support it when it comes up for a vote. In the U.S., women are 11 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than women in any other developed countries, and in 2010, more than half of all women murdered with a gun were killed by intimate partners of family members.
- Urge Administrator McCarthy and the Environmental Protection Agency Staff to limit carbon pollution from all existing power plants to protect children and future generations from the effects of climate change by clicking here.
- Spread the Secret: The public has learned that Coca-Cola secretly funneled more than $1.5 million through a business association in order to block an initiative that would have required the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Now GMO labeling initiatives are developing in 29 states including Oregon and Vermont. We think it’s time for the company to stop fighting our right to know what’s in our food. More information is here.
- Louisville: The Jefferson County Public School Teachers Deserve Fair Pay and a Fair Contract. Read more about this situation and take action by clicking here.