action alerts

Seeking advice from people who know more about activism than me

I got an action alert from the International Rescue Committee. No specific legislation–it boiled down to “send this email to your Congressmen before they vote on the budget and tell them to support refugees.” Should I therefore call my rep and tell him to increase funding for refugee resettlement?
Big Pharma Wants to Vaccinate Unborn Babies in the Womb
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by Alliance for Natural Health – USA If vaccinating pregnant mothers weren’t bad enough, now the vaccine companies would like a twofer by also going after the child in utero. Action Alert! For many months now, we’ve been monitoring the progress of the 21st Century Cures bill. This legislation is intended to bring medicine into the 21st […]
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I'm Sam (they/them) and I've been wanting gender affirming surgery for the last 15 years . My surgery date is scheduled for December 30th and I need your help to make this a reality!

I’ll be having a more complicated procedure and will have to stay overnight in the hospital. I’ll go through a two month recovery period where I’ll be out of work and pretty immobile…and then I’ll have a body that I feel comfortable in for the first time in my life.


Meditation techniques are not really meditation. Meditation techniques only prepare the ground. They are needed because people’s minds are so full of rubbish… that before meditation can be started, that rubbish has to be removed. Meditation techniques are just to remove the rubbish. If that is removed, then starts meditation.
If somebody comes with a clean mind, he does not need any technique. He can directly enter into the space I call meditation. And the space called meditation has nothing to do with where you are, what you are doing, or not doing. It is simply a constant awareness, an undercurrent of alertness. So you can work twelve hours on a bulldozer or you can just sit silently doing nothing. Deep underneath your work or no work there is a thread of alertness.
Meditation is a single lesson of awareness, of no-thought, of spontaneity, of being total in your action, alert, aware. It is not a technique, it is a knack. Either you get it or you don’t.
—  Osho

Paul Ryan’s office is conducting a phone poll, hoping to hear overwhelming opposition to OBAMACARE so he can justify repealing it. Call and express your support for the Affordable Care Act, here’s how (just did this right before posting!):
Call (202) 225-0600 [If this number doesn’t work, try (202)-225-3031]

Press 2 to weigh in on the issue. You’ll hear a recording about the bill to repeal it, then Press 1 to support continuing the Affordable Healthcare Act which has provided insurance to 16 million people who couldn’t get it before. I saw posts earlier about an inexplicably long silence at some point in this process, but I didn’t experience that, for the record.

That’s it! It takes two minutes, and can be done anytime. Thank you!

Action alert: Paul Ryan is conducting a phone poll on the ACA (Obamacare), hoping to get overwhelming opposition to it.

If you want to express your support for the Affordable Care Act, call (202) 225-3031. Press 2 to choose ACA as the issue you’re calling about. You’ll hear a brief recording about HR-3762, Paul Ryan’s proposal to gut the ACA, and President Obama’s use of his veto power to stop it. 

Then, you will have a chance to indicate your opinion with the press of a button. Press 1 if you support Obamacare.