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Iowa Gov. Branstad: Keep these children safe.

Last year, Audre’y Eby picked up her sons’ from their father’s home in Iowa for a visit to her home in Nebraska. She had to take them to the emergency room the next day, where the doctors established that their father’s fiancé had viciously kicked one of her 16-year-old twins in the groin, leaving him badly bruised and with blood in his urine. The doctor reported the incident to Child Protective services and told Ms. Eby that she’d be reported for child endangerment if she returned her sons to their father.

While another court was beginning a criminal investigation into this sixth documented incident of abuse by either their father or his fiancé, the boys’ father successfully petitioned another judge in Plymouth County, Iowa, to enforce his custody order and issue an arrest warrant for Ms. Eby for not returning the boys.

I just signed a petition asking Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to investigate this matter and help keep Ms. Eby’s sons safe. Will you join me?

Help Stop the Rape Audits Bill - H.R. 7

Imagine having to recount a sexual assault - a horrifyingly painful, personal experience - to a tax collector.

An anti-choice bill in Congress would do just that. It could force sexual-assault survivors who access abortion care to prove the assault occurred.

A congressional committee is set to vote on this bill January 15 - so we must move quickly. If we can flood all member of the House before the vote, we can stop it from picking up momentum.

Send an email to your lawmaker right now and demand the House stop H.R 7.

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Astronaut hunt turns into sexist nightmare for female finalist
A competition on Facebook by a male grooming brand to send a Malaysian to a space camp in Florida, USA to train to be an astronaut turned ugly when the only female finalist was “trolled”, drawing sexist comments from netizens.
Post-graduate student Roshini Muniam, who is one of the top five finalists of Axe deodorant’s Apollo Space Race competition, was discriminated against online due to her gender.
A comment posted by Syed Wazien on Roshini’s profile, featured in Axe’s Facebook page, expressed surprise over a woman’s desire to go to space.
“What – a woman?! No way, hose!!!” he said.
Geeky Fredward wrote that Roshini should not compete and must make way for her male counterparts to win the competition.
“Banyak lagi competition untuk female only kat luar tu lady.. (there are many other competitions for females out there, lady) don’t ruin what’s intended or most considered to be men only chance?”
Another commentator, Dimitriy Mirovsky, was more insulting, saying that women should be prohibited from the competition as they menstruate.
“pompuan REJEK…… lelaki sahaje….. kang tampon ang pecah kat langit tu abis rosak space craft tu….. kah kah kah……” (Women should be rejected… it is only for males… if your tampon burst while you are in space, the entire spacecraft will be spoilt… kah kahkah…)
This is reminiscent of an incident in the Malaysian parliament in 2007 when controversial Barisan Nasional MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin, in a heated exchange in the Dewan Rakyat with opposition MPs over a leaky roof in Parliament House, said: “Mana ada bocor? Batu Gajah pun bocor tiap-tiap bulan juga. (Where is the leak? The Batu Gajah MP also leaks every month.)”.
Batu Gajah MP Fong Po Kuan and other women MPs were outraged by his comments and he was eventually forced to apologise.
Plucky Roshini, 27, has hit back at the trolls.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I am all out to win this competition because I want to inspire ordinary people to have extraordinary dreams & goals,” she posted on the page.
The contestants underwent a series of challenges which tested their mental strength and endurance. The pictures of the top five were posted online. Visitors to the page then could vote for their choice.
Some netizens have also come out in her defence, with Rajakumari Rajagopal pointing out that the competition was open to all Malaysians and that she qualified on merit.
“She was the only Malaysian woman who had made her way to the semi-finals and now to the finals. She needs your help and everyone’s help to make her dream come true. Why can’t she have a dream? Why can’t she be given an equal right to participate? Why can’t she be the final person to represent Malaysia. Malaysia Boleh! 1 Malaysia! Hidup Malaysia!”
Rafizal Rahman said Roshini should not be praised and not criticised, pointing out there was already a lot of female astronauts in the world.
The competition closes next Tuesday and the winner will be announced on September 24.
The winner will represent Malaysia in Florida and compete against other nations’ candidates for an opportunity to go to space.
Only 22 people will be selected for the Florida experience.


She’s losing by 20k votes. Let’s fix this.

VOTE UP

FYI YOU CAN VOTE EVERY HOUR SO BOOKMARK THE PAGE

12k behind now from 1st place. We can do it.

she’s winning now, but keep voting 

Yes please! Voting only ends on Tuesday, so we need to keep this up until then!
GO TEAM ROSE FOR SPACE!

I know you haven’t voted yet today, go do it now. One of her opponents is catching up fast and this is going to be tight.

She’s in the lead right now, but just barely

peachsss:

jhameia:

notso-salvaje:

callmekitto:

whimsicalspecks:

flitwickslittlebrotha:

tyleroakley:

keluargakilljoy:

Astronaut hunt turns into sexist nightmare for female finalist

A competition on Facebook by a male grooming brand to send a Malaysian to a space camp in Florida, USA to train to be an astronaut turned ugly when the only female finalist was “trolled”, drawing sexist comments from netizens.

Post-graduate student Roshini Muniam, who is one of the top five finalists of Axe deodorant’s Apollo Space Race competition, was discriminated against online due to her gender.

A comment posted by Syed Wazien on Roshini’s profile, featured in Axe’s Facebook page, expressed surprise over a woman’s desire to go to space.

“What – a woman?! No way, hose!!!” he said.

Geeky Fredward wrote that Roshini should not compete and must make way for her male counterparts to win the competition.

“Banyak lagi competition untuk female only kat luar tu lady.. (there are many other competitions for females out there, lady) don’t ruin what’s intended or most considered to be men only chance?”

Another commentator, Dimitriy Mirovsky, was more insulting, saying that women should be prohibited from the competition as they menstruate.

“pompuan REJEK…… lelaki sahaje….. kang tampon ang pecah kat langit tu abis rosak space craft tu….. kah kah kah……” (Women should be rejected… it is only for males… if your tampon burst while you are in space, the entire spacecraft will be spoilt… kah kah
kah…)

This is reminiscent of an incident in the Malaysian parliament in 2007 when controversial Barisan Nasional MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin, in a heated exchange in the Dewan Rakyat with opposition MPs over a leaky roof in Parliament House, said: “Mana ada bocor? Batu Gajah pun bocor tiap-tiap bulan juga. (Where is the leak? The Batu Gajah MP also leaks every month.)”.

Batu Gajah MP Fong Po Kuan and other women MPs were outraged by his comments and he was eventually forced to apologise.

Plucky Roshini, 27, has hit back at the trolls.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I am all out to win this competition because I want to inspire ordinary people to have extraordinary dreams & goals,” she posted on the page.

The contestants underwent a series of challenges which tested their mental strength and endurance. The pictures of the top five were posted online. Visitors to the page then could vote for their choice.

Some netizens have also come out in her defence, with Rajakumari Rajagopal pointing out that the competition was open to all Malaysians and that she qualified on merit.

“She was the only Malaysian woman who had made her way to the semi-finals and now to the finals. She needs your help and everyone’s help to make her dream come true. Why can’t she have a dream? Why can’t she be given an equal right to participate? Why can’t she be the final person to represent Malaysia. Malaysia Boleh! 1 Malaysia! Hidup Malaysia!”

Rafizal Rahman said Roshini should not be praised and not criticised, pointing out there was already a lot of female astronauts in the world.

The competition closes next Tuesday and the winner will be announced on September 24.

The winner will represent Malaysia in Florida and compete against other nations’ candidates for an opportunity to go to space.

Only 22 people will be selected for the Florida experience.

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She’s losing by 20k votes. Let’s fix this.

VOTE UP

FYI YOU CAN VOTE EVERY HOUR SO BOOKMARK THE PAGE

12k behind now from 1st place. We can do it.

she’s winning now, but keep voting 

Yes please! Voting only ends on Tuesday, so we need to keep this up until then!

GO TEAM ROSE FOR SPACE!

I know you haven’t voted yet today, go do it now. One of her opponents is catching up fast and this is going to be tight.

She’s in the lead right now, but just barely

Ed Pastor, help Ardany reunite with his newborn!
Ardany Rosales Lemus (A#098-918-011) has been detained since December 2012 in Eloy Detention Center. He has spent eight months away from his family, months in which he missed two important events in his life: his wedding and the birth of his second child, a beautiful daughter which he hasn’t been able to hold in his arms.
Ardany can no longer be separated from his family!
Ardany was pulled over for a small traffic violation and was placed in deportation proceedings. No father should be deported for driving, our community is in crisis and senseless deportations ought to come to an end.
His family has been in the U.S. since 2005, they came to escape the fear of death they faced in Guatemala. Back in his hometown, Ardany organized youth to stay out of gangs. This led to multiple threats from one of the most powerful gangs in the world La Mara Salvatrucha and he was also badly beaten by this group.
Ardany and his family are fearful of returning to Guatemala, he is seeking asylum in this country which has been home for so long. He is one of the 11 Million that needs Congress to act now and deliver real immigration reform that will allow Ardany to have a pathway to citizenship and real relief from deportation.
Please sign and ask ICE, Rep. Ed Pastor, to intervene and help release Ardany Rosales Lemus (A# 098-918-011) from Eloy Detention Center and grant him asylum.

Ed Pastor, help Ardany reunite with his newborn!

Ardany Rosales Lemus (A#098-918-011) has been detained since December 2012 in Eloy Detention Center. He has spent eight months away from his family, months in which he missed two important events in his life: his wedding and the birth of his second child, a beautiful daughter which he hasn’t been able to hold in his arms.

Ardany can no longer be separated from his family!

Ardany was pulled over for a small traffic violation and was placed in deportation proceedings. No father should be deported for driving, our community is in crisis and senseless deportations ought to come to an end.

His family has been in the U.S. since 2005, they came to escape the fear of death they faced in Guatemala. Back in his hometown, Ardany organized youth to stay out of gangs. This led to multiple threats from one of the most powerful gangs in the world La Mara Salvatrucha and he was also badly beaten by this group.

Ardany and his family are fearful of returning to Guatemala, he is seeking asylum in this country which has been home for so long. He is one of the 11 Million that needs Congress to act now and deliver real immigration reform that will allow Ardany to have a pathway to citizenship and real relief from deportation.

Please sign and ask ICE, Rep. Ed Pastor, to intervene and help release Ardany Rosales Lemus (A# 098-918-011) from Eloy Detention Center and grant him asylum.

To stem the foreclosure crisis - costing $242 million in 2012 alone - and help some of the 46% of city homeowners currently underwater, Richmond, CA is taking historic action by offering to buy distressed loans from the Wall Street bankers who own them. Support this bold action of Local Principal Reduction as a first step for stopping the crisis around the country.
Around eight o’clock this morning, U.S. Marshalls showed up with their guns drawn and pointed them at Desert Storm veteran Mark Harris. They were there to evict Mark from his home of 18 years on behalf of Fannie Mae. Documents filed in the court were supposed to grant Mark with a stay from eviction, so the whole thing took Mark completely by surprise.
Today, Fannie Mae made it clear that they are no longer interested in negotiating, and would rather see yet another veteran put out on the street. We need to let Fannie Mae know that this is unacceptable.
Will you let Fannie Mae know we won’t stand for this?
You can call
Regional Vice President Catherine “Candy” Lasher at (404)398-6901and/or
Andrew Wilson at (202)752-5168
…and use this script
Hello, my name is __________ and I am calling from _________. I am calling to say that Fannie Mae should be ashamed of themselves for evicting Mark Harris. Mark fought for his country and he deserves to stay in his home. I demand that you take action immediately to make this situation right, and return to the negotiating table to work out a deal that keeps Mark in his home at 1164 Dunwick Drive in Avondale Estates, GA for good. We don’t need any more homeless veterans.

Around eight o’clock this morning, U.S. Marshalls showed up with their guns drawn and pointed them at Desert Storm veteran Mark Harris. They were there to evict Mark from his home of 18 years on behalf of Fannie Mae. Documents filed in the court were supposed to grant Mark with a stay from eviction, so the whole thing took Mark completely by surprise.

Today, Fannie Mae made it clear that they are no longer interested in negotiating, and would rather see yet another veteran put out on the street. We need to let Fannie Mae know that this is unacceptable.

Will you let Fannie Mae know we won’t stand for this? You can call

  • Regional Vice President Catherine “Candy” Lasher at (404)398-6901
    and/or
  • Andrew Wilson at (202)752-5168

…and use this script

Hello, my name is __________ and I am calling from _________. I am calling to say that Fannie Mae should be ashamed of themselves for evicting Mark Harris. Mark fought for his country and he deserves to stay in his home. I demand that you take action immediately to make this situation right, and return to the negotiating table to work out a deal that keeps Mark in his home at 1164 Dunwick Drive in Avondale Estates, GA for good. We don’t need any more homeless veterans.

Curb the Corporate Agenda of Activist CEOs

Join More than 600,000 Activists in Telling the SEC to Expose the Hidden Influence of Corporate Money


CEOs of massive corporations can secretly funnel millions of dollars from corporate coffers toward electing corporate candidates.

They want to keep their spending in the dark. Thankfully, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has the authority to expose their hidden influence. But the SEC isn’t going to act without public pressure.?

Tell the SEC: Shine sunlight on corporate spending in elections.

 (via Tell Your Representative: Vote YES On The Amash Amendment)This is BIG NEWS: Tomorrow, July 24, a bipartisan amendment sponsored by Rep. Amash (R-MI) that restricts the NSA’s ability to collect data on our phone calls will be up for a vote in the the House of Representatives.
This is our first real chance to get a congressional vote to roll back the NSA’s grossly broad spying program—and we need to let our representatives know right away that we expect them to vote for it.
The Amash Amendment would prevent the NSA from indiscriminately collecting the phone records of most Americans, including who we talk to, for how long, and how often. 
Instead, it will limit the NSA’s ability to collect these records to people who are actually under investigation under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (a pretty reasonable limitation!).

This is BIG NEWS: Tomorrow, July 24, a bipartisan amendment sponsored by Rep. Amash (R-MI) that restricts the NSA’s ability to collect data on our phone calls will be up for a vote in the the House of Representatives.

This is our first real chance to get a congressional vote to roll back the NSA’s grossly broad spying program—and we need to let our representatives know right away that we expect them to vote for it.

The Amash Amendment would prevent the NSA from indiscriminately collecting the phone records of most Americans, including who we talk to, for how long, and how often. 

Instead, it will limit the NSA’s ability to collect these records to people who are actually under investigation under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (a pretty reasonable limitation!).

A George Zimmerman fanpage on Facebook

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Tell Congress to rein in Pentagon Spending

an incredible budget inhaling fighter jet!This week, we have an opportunity to push Congress to rein in Pentagon spending—the House of Representatives is going to vote on The National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 (NDAA), which authorizes massive U.S. military spending.

Join us in supporting amendments that will put a stop to the corporate boondoggles and misguided policies that fuel arms races with China and Russia—and that cost us dearly here at home.

If we don’t act, Congress may give nearly $640 billion to the Pentagon, which would exceed the caps set by sequestration. 

Let’s let Congress know that we don’t buy it.

We don’t believe that while education, food stamps, housing, and other social programs are being cut every day, we can afford to spend more money on failed weapons systems (such as the outrageously expensive F-35), more nuclear weapons and troops abroad, and permanent foreign bases.

All year, Wage Peace supporters have been vocal in their opposition to Pentagon waste. This is another opportunity to tell Congress to invest in people, not the Pentagon.

Your representative needs to hear from you today!