Peace Action reports: “The House has voted to cut $36 billion from nutrition assistance programs, which would kick 2 million people off of food aid, cut benefits for 44 million more, and drop 280,000 low-income children from the free school lunch program. All part of an effort to increase the over 50% of discretionary spending going into the Pentagon’s coffers.” They encourage you to phone your representatives. See Washington in the 112th Congress for phone numbers.
Stand up for publicly funded childcare NOW! Help build for a Mothers’ Day Parade to demand action for women and kids. Issues include: comprehensive state-funded childcare; justice for Marissa Alexander, an African American mother serving 20 years for self-defense against an abusive spouse; an end to immigration policies that tear families apart; and increasing funds […]
I rode to work in the dark this morning, and I will probably ride home in the dark this evening. It’s that time of year, the sun rising later and setting earlier, Halloween right around the corner, and winter and darkness impending. The nation’s mood is equally darkening, and things are not much better here […]
Nuns Speak About Vatican Criticism US nuns are criticizing the Vatican for its obsession with abortion and gay marriage, for its disinterest in social justice, and for its sexist mistreatment of women. Comments comments