Monday, August 7, 2017

Our next health issue? It's climate change.

If you're one of the millions of people invested in our health care progress, we need you in the fight against climate change. Right now.
Organizing for Action
Robert --

We won a major victory when we defeated the Senate's dangerous Obamacare repeal bill.

By stopping repeal, we protected millions of Americans whose lives and livelihoods were at stake: People in low-income communities. People with asthma and cancer. Women and children. The elderly.

Fighting for these vulnerable groups, though, doesn't end with health care.

Climate change is a threat to every single one of us -- but it disproportionately affects the exact same people we just worked so hard to protect.

It makes the life of someone with asthma that much harder. Waterborne diseases and illnesses contracted from insects like Lyme disease and Zika will become more common. Extreme weather like floods and heat waves are devastating to those already under financial stress, or struggling with health problems.

The right to affordable health care and the right to a safe and healthy climate are part of the same fight. If you've been involved the health care fight, say you'll stand up for the Paris Climate Agreement goals to prevent climate change.

Climate change is real. 97 percent of climate scientists agree. And its impacts are here now. Not some far-off day in the future, but today.

The good news is the tide is turning -- as clean, renewable energy booms, and as nations around the world have come together to fight climate change as a global community through the historic Paris Climate Agreement.

But progress isn't guaranteed. This administration is pushing for more dirty fossil fuel use, and taking steps to withdraw our country from the Paris Agreement -- threatening the big strides we've made to keep our communities healthier.

Just like health care -- we're going to have to fight for it.

So if you're willing to act, sign on. Say you're still in for this fight. We'll plug you into events, rallies, days of action, and ways to make a difference -- both online and offline -- in the coming weeks:

I'm in



Jack Shapiro
Director of Policy and Campaigns
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1 comment:

  1. Not only is the 99th District Tea Party long dead and forgotten, but now it seems the Montross Tea Party is on the way out.

    Last meeting was April 4.

    No regularly scheduled meetings . . . they meet only when the Board of Directors calls a meeting.

    Their Memorial Day observance was attended by about a dozen people.

    Nothing posted on their Facebook or Twitter pages since Memorial Day.

    Of course, when your membership is mental midgets on the order of Roger Meredith and Ray Dabney, what else would you expect?

    Meanwhile, the 99th District Tea Party:
    -- Website down since early 2016
    -- Facebook not updated since April 2015
    -- Twitter not updated since May 2014
    -- State corporation commission website has de-listed them
    -- No meetings since summer 2016, if then

    Now it looks as though Edgar Doleman, 2412 Mila Road, Heathsville, has resigned as the Registered Agent for the 99th District Tea Party. Also appears the 99DTP has folded for real -- their corporate charter is no longer available from the Virginia corporation commission.

    Don Johnson is the failed past president of the 99th District Tea Party. Under Don's "leadership," the 99DTP went belly-up because the folks attending the meetings and participating in their few activities gave up on ol' Don as he became more and more detached from reality.

    For example:

    Don presided over several meetings where he invited rabid anti-Muslim loons to speak, one of whom even claimed CIA Director John Brennan "converted to Islam."

    Following the anti-Muslim meetings, Don chaired a meeting where he raved like a madman, encouraging everyone to "prepare for the worst" -- you know -- stock up on food, water, fuel, ammunition.

    Then, in late 2013, Don presided over a forum for local candidates where he interrupted people with whom he disagreed and basically made an ass of himself.

    After these episodes of madness, 99DTP meetings declined to 5 - 7 attendees and old line members such as Doleman and the Nieras hung it up.

    There is talk among those who know him that ol' Don is in early stages of dementia (or maybe further along than that).

    Meanwhile, he continues to re-tweet on his Twitter feed the usual rants about nothing of any value.

    I do notice that one of his favorites is "Operation American Spring." Would someone tell Don that OAS was a BUST -- BIG FAIL -- COLLAPSED FROM LACK OF INTEREST. OAS was supposed to attract a million or more people to DC in May 2013 where they were going to march on the White House and remove Obama, then, move on to the Capitol where they would remove Pelosi, Schumer, and assorted other Democrats. Harry Riley, a retired Army colonel, who organized OAS, never showed up. Of the 1 million that Riley anticipated, about two dozen appeared, hung around the Mall for a few hours, then left. Maybe Don will take the hint and remove the Operation American Spring from his Twitter site and stop embarrassing himself.

    Of course, ol' Don is an embarrassment himself, so, don't expect him to do anything except keep on raving.