Archive for June, 2009
Russell Simmons posted an open letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg regarding remembering the poor. Read it here.
Yesterday, President Obama met with Colombian President Uribe and touched on concerns for human rights. Read Human Rights First’s thoughts here.
James Boyce recently had the opportunity to watch Food Inc. Read his review in the Huffington Post.
We are very proud to work with NRDC on their efforts to get the Waxman Markey Energy Bill passed. Frances Beinecke summarizes what it means here.
Earlier today, Human Rights First submitted their written testimony for the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the enactment of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. This Sunday, to show their ongoing support, Human Rights First will march in the NYC Pride Parade. Information on the parade can be found here.
James Boyce will be guest speaking on the Mario Solis Marich Show at 6:30 p.m. EST. Listen to the show here.
Congrats to the developers of www.act.ly, a new tool that allows you really to petition anyone about anything. Working with our friends at NRDC.org to push for passage of the Clean Energy bill, we have used this new tool to ask Representative Mike Ross of Arkansas, a Democrat, to reconsider his planned ‘no’ vote on the bill. See how it works and how it is going here.
Urge President Obama to keep human rights at the top of his agenda when he meets with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on Monday, June 29.
Zack Carter, of The Media Consortium, wrote on the need for a change in financial regulations. Read his post here.
Human Rights First posted a blog on Mukhtar Mai’s work for human rights in Pakistan and the uncertainty of the movement in the future. Read more here.