Unsafe Food Due to Overuse of Antibiotics
The overuse of antibiotics by the meat production industry is causing the emergence of resistant bacteria that poses a real danger to consumers! Add your voice to the fight against unsafe food from antibiotic overuse! Save our antibiotics, pass PAMTA!
Dear [Decision Maker],
A new Consumer Reports investigation found that meat from conventionally raised turkeys -- which can be routinely fed antibiotics -- had bacteria resistant to more drugs than birds raised without antibiotics. With 80 percent of antibiotics sold used on food animals, we may soon see the day when these life-saving drugs no longer work on people.
Please act now to save our antibiotics, and pass the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA). My family's health is at stake.
Antibiotic-resistance is a real, growing problem. Infections that were easily treated with antibiotics 50 years ago can now result in serious illness and death. The routine feeding of antibiotics [...]
Former Chairman of Nuclear Regulatory Commission Says All US Reactors Have Unfixable Safety Problem
Gregory B. Jaczko, the former Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, says that all US nuclear reactors have a safety problem that cannot be fixed. All should be gradually be phased out and replaced with smaller reactors to avoid the “delay heat” problem that led to the Fukushima meltdowns, said Jaczko . He stated that he had only come to this conclusion recently. He made his remarks at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference. It is highly unusual for a former head of the NRC to so bluntly criticize the nuclear industry.
Below is an email from former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Robert created a petition that's been taking off ever since news leaked that President Obama plans to propose $112 billion in Social Security cuts over the next decade, via a scheme known as "chained CPI."
"Mr. President, the chained CPI is a cut to Social Security benefits that would hurt seniors—it's an idea not befitting a Democratic president."
Sign the Petition!
Dear MoveOn member,
Social Security is not driving the deficit, therefore it should not be part of reforms aimed at cutting the deficit.
The chained CPI, deceptively portrayed as a reasonable cost of living adjustment, is a cut to Social Security benefits that would hurt seniors.
That's why I created a petition to President Barack Obama, which says:
Mr. President, the chained CPI is a cut to Social Security benefits that would hurt seniors—it's an idea not befitting a Democratic president. If you want to reform [...]
Anyone voting in favor of gun control faces the endless money of ALEC (chief NRA supporter) and the Koch brothers virtually guaranteeing their defeat in a bid for re-election. The smear campaigns that can be mounted can not be combated by facts because the candidates representing the public interest on gun control will be destroyed by the Koch brothers money machines. Harry Reid knows this, and so do the candidates afraid to vote their conscience. The Citizens United decision granting unlimited funding to monster extremist money machines was a nail gun on the coffin of democracy and the will of the American people.
To the N.R.A. Rank-and-File
I’m posting this in the hope that some of my readers will share it with some of you. I don’t know any current N.R.A. members, or at least I don’t think I do. But there are ways and means for us to talk about guns, maybe with quieter voices than we’ve used in the past.
I’ve read a lot of data lately that suggests a majority of you are in favor of many of the gun safety proposals currently being discussed – e.g. background checks, even an assault weapons provision. I know there are arguments with some of the data, and with some of the polling devices. But I’m counting on the fact that large numbers of you are looking for the same thing we all are: the safe and legal use of sports and recreation guns, and the careful ownership of appropriate weapons by reasonable people.
I think you’re being jerked around and exploited by your “leadership.” They are misrepresenting you, dismissing your views, and using their platform to aggrandize [...]