March 29, 2008
Go Dark for Earth Hour
It's often said that we can each make a difference in climate change. Today, we can join the efforts of the World Wildlife Fund and participate in Earth Hour. From 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time Saturday, March 29, turn out the lights and don't use electricity. According to organizers, "200 cities around the globe will turn out for Earth Hour." Lights on famous buildings will go out for an hour, businesses will go dark, and individuals will participate in this symbolic event to demonstrate commitment to combatting climate change. Even Google is going dark today.
March 20, 2008
Make History in Massachusetts
I wanted to pass along information I received from Marilyn Wann about a bill pending in Massachusetts. H. 1844 is proposed legislation to make it illegal to discrimination on the basis of weight and height.
If you live in Massachusetts, call your state representative at 617-722-2000. Ask to be directed to your representative based on your zip code. Urge your representative to support this historic legislation.
You can also attend the hearing in Boston on Tuesday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m. It will be at the State House in Room A-2.
If you don't live in Massachusetts, forward this info to anyone you know who does.
Currently, only Michigan, Washington DC, Madison (WI), Santa Cruz (CA), and San Francisco have laws on the books protecting people against size discrimination. You have the chance to make a difference!