Two competing forces are pushing on America’s K–12 education system today. One is an effort to infuse education choice into a long-stagnant system, empowering parents with the ability to send their child to a school that meets her unique learning needs. The other is an effort to further centralize education through Common Core national standards and tests. Common Core takes the path toward centralization, and state leaders should seize the moment to resist this latest federal overreach. National standards and tests are a challenge to educational freedom in America, and state and local leaders who believe in limited government should resist them.
AB 711 would make California the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting. This bill’s next stop is the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, where it is expected to be brought up for a vote. HuntForTruth.org urges all hunters, recreational shooters and gun owners to actively oppose AB 711.
You can contact each member of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water. Contact information for the Committee members can be found here.
(Source - Capitoal Pro Life)
Friday, April 19, 2013 is the National Day of Silence which is sponsored by the homosexuality-affirming advocacy group, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN urges students in high schools and middle schools to refuse to speak for an entire day—including during class—in order to draw attention to the plight of those students who are purportedly silenced and bullied because of their homosexuality or cross-dressing.
A broad coalition of conservative pro-family groups are encouraging parents and guardians to express their opposition to the exploitation of instructional time for this political cause. We are urging parents to ask their school principals if students and/or teachers are permitted to refuse to speak in class on the Day of Silence. If your principal says they are not permitted to refuse to speak, ask how that is communicated to parents, students, and faculty, and keep your children home from school.
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(SOURCE: THE FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL) -- What are America's biggest threats? Hamas? Al Qaeda? According to recent statements by U.S. military officials--including an Army briefing on "religious extremism," the military should be just as concerned with Evangelical Christians, Catholics and Jews as top of the list threats to America.A number of lawmakers, led by Congressman Doug Lamborn (R- Colo.) are demanding answers. In a letter to the Secretary of the Army, he and other Members of Congress are calling on the Army to apologize for attacking Christians and labeling them as extremists.
Join the Family Research Council and Americans across the country in standing by these lawmakers by co-signing the letter to the military and show these officials that Evangelicals, Catholics and Jews should not be marginalized as "extremists."
Go here to sign letter to Secretary of the Army, to stop labeling Evangelicals, Catholics & Jews as religious extremist groups.
The best little booklet on understanding what Agenda 21 is, and How to Stop It. This new tool is a must for local activists looking for effective ways to fight Sustainable Developement in their local community. Written by nationally-recognized Agenda 21 expert Tom DeWeese, this 35 page booklet gives a brief, but detailed overview of Agenda 21, its origins; the infamous “three Es;” the four ways Agenda 21 is implemented throughout the nation; and some of the main Planners who are enforcing the policy of Sustainable Development. In addition, the booklet, produced by American Policy Center, includes brand new step by step ideas on how to fight back in local communities.
(Source: Truth in Action) As you read this, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is headed to the Supreme Court of the United States — where radical homosexual activists are pushing to make the traditional definition of marriage unconstitutional — and Truth in Action Ministries will join in an amicus brief in support of traditional marriage.
Please sign the online Affirmation of Marriage so that we can count it with thousands of others — there should be no doubt as to how believers in America feel about marriage.
(Source: Eagle Forum)President Obama's nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense is a threat to national security. We need you to contact your Senators and urge them to oppose Hagel by voting NO on Cloture and to encourage their colleagues to do likewise. Senator Jim Inhofe, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued a statement explaining his opposition to Hagel's nomination. Among other concerns, Inhofe stated that Hagel is an outspoken supporter of nuclear disarmament and the Global Zero movement. Inhofe declared, "At a time when North Korea is threatening our allies with nuclear capabilities, and Iran continues to pursue a nuclear weapon and the means to deliver it, the security of our own nation and of our allies requires us to be vigilant with our own nuclear weapons and defense systems." Hagel's internationalist philosophy also led him to support the discredited Law of the Sea Treaty which would diminish U.S. sovereignty, and amnesty for illegal aliens which weakens national security.
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(Source: Eagle Forum) -- There is a war on for the lives of girls! While liberal feminists, who claim to support women's rights, are silent on the rights of unborn baby girls throughout the world. Research indicates that abortion laws have resulted in the mass extermination of 200 million of unborn baby girls, just because they are girls.
A report published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and a Duke Law Journal article using U.S. Census data indicate that sex-selection abortion is a growing problem in the United States.
Visit www.protectourgirls.com to sign a petition and stay tuned for footage and evidence of the actual war on women, and forward Live Action’s videos to all of your pro-life friends, post it on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
Religious liberty is under assault inside our own military. Pentagon rules openly violate the conscience rights of Christians who face career-ending penalties if they disapprove of homosexuality. Even chaplains, those charged with serving “God and country,” are not free to bring the wisdom of Scripture to bear on this issue. The “Military Religious Freedom Protection Act” (HR 3828) will ensure that the First Amendment rights of our service men and women are honored and observed. Please co-sponsor and vote for this measure. -- Source: Truth in Action
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This is a critical time for American security as Iran shows no signs of abating their quest for nuclear weapons that will jeopardize the safety and security of the entire globe. Israel is surrounded by nations that profess a desire to wipe her off the face of the earth, and an IAEA report suggests Iran has tripled its capacity to enrich uranium to elevated levels of 20%, a near final precursor to developing nuclear weapons. This announcement came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the White House to hold discussions with the Obama administration.
If you stand with Israel please sign the We Stand with Israel petition and tell Pres. Obama to stand strong in support of Israel.
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If you want to see the reversing of the decision of the Obama Administration to force religious organizations to provide sterilization, contraception, and abortifacient drugs in their health care plans, click on the link above to sign the petition, of the National Petition to Stop HHS Mandate.
The petition urges the Obama Administration through the voice of the people to reverse course and respect the consciences of Christians of all stripes as he promised to do in his Commencement Address at Notre Dame in 2009. And urge support for all legislation that would force the Obama Administration to rescind their decision and would protect the Church in America from further government intrusion.
Source: Truth in Action
Because of one ruling against one small church in the Bronx, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decreed that on February 12, 2012, all churches and fellowships meeting in public schools are to be evicted. Imagine the net impact if we let this terrible decision go unchallenged. Cultural trends often spread from New York City to the rest of the country. Think of all the churches in our land that meet in schools.
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SOURCE: TRUTH IN ACTION -- Healthcare rationing could become a deadly reality in America. Buried deep within the new health care law is provision for an “Independent Payment Advisory Board,” or IPAB — 15 politically appointed “experts.” Not elected by the people. Not accountable even to majorities in both houses of Congress.But to “save money” and “cut healthcare costs,” they will have authority to take away your healthcare options.
See Brain Surgeon confirms rationed care and death panels here.
You can petition Congress to repeal or de-fund IPAB.
SIGN THE PETITION HERE.
Planned Parenthood revived its "Choice on Earth" Christmas Card program. Every year Planned Parenthood receives hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding. The strong majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion AND find this situation completely unacceptable. In addition, Planned Parenthood regularly posts large profits. If you think that Planned Parenthood does not need, and does not deserve, our money take action below.
Help reach the ultimate goal of 100,000 signatures. Sign the petition here.
Last week the Obama administration announced its objection to adding President Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The objection was noted during a Nov. 3 congressional hearing on Rep. Bill Johnson's (R-OH) bill - the "World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011."
Roosevelt asked the nation to join him in prayer as U.S. and allied troops launched the invasion that led to the defeat of Nazi Germany. He asked God to give the allied troops courage and faith, saying, "With thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy."
HERE. Send an email to Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey via AFA. Urge him to immediately drop any opposition to the World War II Memorial Prayer Act.
The US Forest Service has denied a lease extension for the WWII memorial statue of Jesus in Montana, and has demanded that it be moved, Congressman Denny Rehberg took action, see his letter to the Forest Service which was the beginning of a public outcry in defense of the statue.
See news video here.
The Forest Service has put its decision on hold in order to seek public comment.
Unless the US Forest Service hears from citizens like you, it could deny renewing the lease and order the statue removed.
Send an email to Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, and Northern Region Forester Leslie Weldon
at AFA Action Alert here.
The Keystone XL pipeline would bring North American oil - from Canada, the Dakotas, and Montana - to refineries on the Gulf Coast here in the US. That means more American jobs, lower energy costs (including lower prices at the pump), and a more stable, secure energy supply.
The State Department is taking public input right now on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
CLICK HERE: Use the form at Consumer Energy Alliance to submit your letter today! You can also receive updates and future calls to action from the Consumer Energy Alliance.
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SB48 will use all social science curriculum, including history books and other instructional materials, to teach children as young as five not only to accept but also to endorse transgenderism, bisexuality, and homosexuality. SB 48 has been misrepresented to the public and passed as a bill aimed to end bullying. But whatever the stated goal, the actual provisions of the bill say nothing about bullying. Instead, they regulate the content of classroom instruction. SB 48 requires all public schools — including charter schools — to include positive discussions of the sexual orientations of transgender, bisexual, and gay Americans in all social science courses, mandating this provocative material for California students in all grades from K-12.
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The Obama Administration has issued an Executive Order that creates massive top-down control of our nation’s rural areas. It will create a massive bureaucracy overseen by 25 Cabinet Secretaries who will be joined by a hoard of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) self-proclaimed “stakeholders,” and other special interest who stand to gain power and wealth.
Excluded from the Council are farmers and property owners who will be directly affected by the policies with which they will be forced to comply. Purpose of the Rural Council is to enforce the policy of Sustainable Development, part of the UN’s Agenda 21 that is now being questioned and eliminated in communities across the nation. Read more here.
Send email letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner here.
To stop it, It’s absolutely urgent that you demand that Speaker Boehner takes immediate action to overturn and stop Obama’s Executive Order #13575.
(Source: American Policy Center)
Liberals in the last Congress enacted "efficiency" standards, scheduled to take effect in 2012, that will dictate the types of light bulbs we can and can’t buy. These environmental "standards" will start eliminating 276 versions of the Thomas Edison incandescent light bulbs in 2012; the drop-dead date for our favorite 100-watt light bulb is just a few months away.
However, Congress is expected to vote on the Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act as early as Monday. The bill will protect our access to light bulbs of our choice and will guard against mandates that force Americans to use bulbs that contain dangerous mercury.
The BULB Act will restore consumer choice and competition, and it will ensure that no federal, state, or local lighting requirement can mandate the use of bulbs that contain mercury. If Congress acts this year, we can make sure the market – not a government mandate – gives consumers their light bulb choices.
(Source: SaveCalifornia.com) If you're a union worker, it is highly likely that your money is being used to promote anti-family values:
-Did you know that most unions use workers' money to promote homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality, abortion and the sex industry?
-Did you know that most unions spend workers' political dues funding candidates and ballot measures that attack religious freedom and parental rights?
If you want to stop allowing your money to assault family values, now is the time to resign from your union. Thousands of people have done it. You can resign from the union and still keep your job. And there are laws prohibiting persecution if you don't join a union.
CLICK HERE: for more details on your right to stop unions from using your money for politics.
A state law signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009 calls upon all K-12 government schools to teach children as young as 5 years old to honor homosexual activist Harvey Milk. It's up to teachers and schools to decide every May whether kids will perform pro-Milk "exercises" (the week before or after May 22, Milk's birthday). There is NO parental permission or notification.
ACTION: Send this pre-written message to teachers, principal, and school trustees
This letter asks if they are honoring Harvey Milk, and informs them that you'll keep your children home from school if they do.
Get the Facts HERE.
Attention Californians -- SB 48 is the worst sexual indoctrination of schoolchildren in California public schools. Authored by homosexual activist State Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco, SB 48 would require all students in social studies class to admire "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender" role models. SB 48 comes on the heels of 6 school sexual indoctrination laws already on the books.
Send a pre-written message to Governor Jerry Brown, your state assemblymember, and state senator. Then call and urge them to "Stop SB 48" by finding their phone numbers here.
See story: California wants lesbians as mandatory 'role' models
TAKE ACTION: Source: SaveCalifornia.com
Keep your child from being sexually indoctrinated. Pull them out of public school on April 15 -or- when 'Day of Silence" is scheduled in your school.
For details, instructions and flier to hand out to parents in your church, neighborhood and outside schools - GO HERE.
About "Day of Silence"
The 2011 annual "Day of Silence" (DOS), sponsored by the "Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network" (GLSEN), will take place in most public schools on Friday, April 15th this year. On this day, thousands of government high schools and junior high and middle schools allow students to remain silent throughout an entire day -- even during instructional time, for the purpose of silent civil disobedience to promote homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality to other students throughout the entire day.
Don't be Silent. Just WALK OUT.
President Obama does not have the votes, even in the liberal controlled Senate, to impose “Cap and Trade,” a national energy tax, on Americans.But he is determined to do through regulation what he can’t do through legislation. So, he instructed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to tax carbon emissions by issuing an “endangerment finding,”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced an amendment which is expected to come to the floor this week. Call your Senators today and tell them to say NO to back door Cap and Tax & to Vote YES on the McConnell Amendment.
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