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             Millions Still Suffering!

 

     Understand we are all connected

 

                   Food, Clean Water and Sanitation Needed Now!

 

                                                           24,000

            KIDS DYING DAILY OF STARVATION ON OUR PLANET?

 

                           Drought still affecting East Africa,

                historically known as the "Cradle of Civilization".

         Try to imagine having to choose which of your children

        must be left to die so the others may survive, and this is

      exactly what is happening in the birthplace of all Humanity!  

 

  TELL CONGRESS WE CANNOT AFFORD TO CUT PROGRAMS

         THAT ADDRESS THE ROOT CAUSES OF WORLDWIDE

                                      POVERTY/HUNGER!

 

                

                                                   ACT NOW

 

 

 

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               TAR SANDS OIL

 

           Already destroying the health and land of   

       indigenous communities in Canada, the XL 

      PIPELINE PROJECT #2 is still poised to pump

      900,000 barrels a day of literally  ''the dirtiest

       fuel on earth" across U.S. and Canadian land.

 

    - Carbon Dioxide emissions  3 x  more than conventional oil

    - 3  barrels of water to make 1  barrel oil = Toxic sludge ponds

    - TransCanada's XLPipeline#1 had 12 spills in its first year alone

   - Scientists say pipeline's success is GAME OVER for environment

 

                              TO FIND OUT MORE go to:

 

          FRIENDS OF THE EARTH at:   www.foe.org

               

 

 

 

 

Local  Missouri Issues:

       9.9 Million Cut from Child Care

- Missouri, the only state in the nation to ban QRIS (Quality   Rating and Improvement System), removing quality standards from child care.

- 1/2 of low income children under 3 in Early Head Start programs (over 300), will lose care on June 30th, 2012.

- Early learning is directly linked to a child's success rate, gives kids a safe place to be, allowing parents to work...

CONTACT: Gov. Jay Nixon-http://governor.mo.gov/contact/

Maj. Floor Leader Tom Dempsey-Tom.Dempsey@senate.mo.gov

Speaker Elect Tim Jones-Tim.Jones@house.mo.gov

   LET THEM KNOW THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!

 

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     MISSOURI  HAS OPPORTUNITY            TO EXPAND MEDICAID

-Would allow 1/3 of uninsured Missourians access to health care      -Would keep many hospitals open                                                             -Would create new jobs

CLICK LINK TO TAKE ACTION  -   BELOW

                                             

           Support Health Care for Everyone

 

 

National Issues:

 

  TRAYVON MARTIN'S PARENTS,  Tracy  and Sabrina Martin, call for a review of all "Stand Your Ground" laws that create a loophole for legal murder based on fear and assumption, often associated with prejudice.

SIGN THE PETITION

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S.744 IMMIGRATION BILL

         ASK YOUR SENATOR(S) TO SUPPORT AMENDMENTS THAT ALLOW MORE PERSONS TO QUALIFY FOR THE PATH TO CITIZENSHIP AND THAT UNIFY FAMILIES.

For MORE INFO Contact:

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

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CONGRESS HAS DOUBLED INTEREST RATES FOR  STUDENT LOANS...

STUDENT RATES TO GO FROM 3.4% UP TO 6.8%  BUT BANKS PAY ONLY .75% ?

      CALL/WRITE/EMAIL your elected representatives and let them know  this is UNACCEPTABLE!

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REGGIE CLEMONS, like TROY DAVIS,         Unjustly on DEATH ROW for 20+ years.

 Prosecutor Nels Moss edits original police  report...Witnesses/Medical reports validate police beatings...Police involved lied at    trial...No DNA matches found?                            

   CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO MORE INFO

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                   ASK OUR LEADERS TO

  CUT MILITARY SPENDING            We've spent $10 TRILLION  in 10 yrs in Afghanistan  U.S. spends more on military than the next 14 nations 1/3 of our Tax Dollars spent on Military in 2011

- Cuts to other programs affect:

Education/Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid/Transportation/Food Safety/Environment

SIGN PETITION

 

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      President Obama AGAIN signs the

 

            National Defense Authorization Act

 

                              THIS STILL MEANS:

 

          - The U.S. may detain indefinitely, without proof, Anyone

           worldwide, they "believe" may be a threat.

 

        - GUANTANAMO detention and known torture facility may be

           open indefinitely, despite the President's promise to close it

           4 years ago.

 

         - This Act undermines our right of due process ("innocent until

           proven guilty") for not just Americans, but every person on

           the planet.  If abused, it may be used to silence our freedom of

           speech as guaranteed by the Constitution.

 

        10+ YEARS OF DETENTION AND MISTREATMENT

                                      WILL NOT MAKE US SAFER!

 

                  For more info Contact AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

 

                        alerts@takeaction.amnestyusa.org

 

 

 

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             AMERICAN  DREAM  VANISHING ?

 

 

  AMERICA'S POOR AT HIGHEST LEVEL IN 50+ YEARS!  

 

       46.2  Million People  IN THE U.S.A.  ALONE!

 

                            - - - 1 OUT OF EVERY 3 IS A CHILD! - - -

 

                               FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

 

                 CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND @

 

                              cdinfo@childrensdefense.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Weekly Prayer & Action for Peace Around the Globe

 Inspired by Jim McGinnis' Book

 

Prayer and Action For Immigrants and Refugees

 

Prayer and Action for Flood Victims in Pakistan

 

Prayer & Action For Peace in U.S. Communities

 

Prayer & Action For Peace In Philippines, Indonesia, & India

 

Prayer & Action for Peace in Afghanistan

 

 

 

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  New Resource!  Teaching the Prophets - Living as Prophets

  Praying for Peace Around the Globe: A book by Jim McGinnis

  Health Care Reform: Sign the Petition!

  Classroom Activities using the Pledge of Non-violence

  Special Inspiration: "You Were Made For This"

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