URGENT (late Feb. 2021) ONLINE ACTIONS for these issues

Most of us receive many e-mails urging us to take online actions to tell a governmental or business entity what to do.

These are especially urgent now in late February 2021 about several different issues.


Urge Biden to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal:

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, commonly known as the “Iran nuclear deal:) was working well until Trump pulled the U.S. out of it and escalated his bullying against Iran — including escalating threats of war against Iran.  Instead of getting “leverage” to force Iran to yield to Trump’s demands, Trump’s scheme backfired.  The Iranian people rightfully feared for their national security, so they elected hardliners, and the government started enriching uranium.  Joe Biden had promised to re-join the JCPOA, but he appointed many war-hawks to powerful positions in his administration, so lately Biden has been wavering and thinking he could apply “leverage.”  We must push Biden to re-join the JCPOA and support peace.

CLICK THIS LINK to tell President Biden to re-join the Iran nuclear deal:    https://www.change.org/p/urge-the-biden-administration-to-rejoin-the-iran-nuclear-deal?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=409b0650-730e-11eb-9e62-110cf24680ce


Restorative Justice:

Our criminal justice system is based on punishing people who made mistakes.  A smarter, more compassionate, more effective alternative is “RESTORATIVE JUSTICE,” which recognizes that a crime is about brokenness, so we need to repair the damage and restore what has been broken.  Restorative Justice is better for the victims of crime, and it also helps the person who committed the crime.

Sign up at this link now so you can join this conversation about RESTORATIVE JUSTICE on Thursday March 11, 7:00 pm Pacific Time:  https://www.ipjc.org/restorative-justice-registration/


Remove U.S. military troops from the Mexican border:

A few days ago, President Biden formally issued a proclamation to end the fake “national emergency” Trump declared on the U.S.-Mexico border.  However, he has kept 3,600 active duty troops deployed there.  Let’s urge Biden to de-militarize our immigration policies. We must remove from the U.S.-Mexico border our chemical weapons, detention centers, barbed wire, walls, and active duty troops.  CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK:

Add your name to urge Defense Secretary Austin to withdraw troops from the southern border.


Urge President Biden to reverse harmful migration policies:

During the campaign and after his inauguration, Joe Biden said many good things, but in many cases he has failed to take the actions he has promised.  We need to urge him to fulfill his campaign promises.  Recently his administration announced it would change U.S. policies to address the root causes of migration from Latin America.  Bold actions are needed in economics and social/political justice and the U.S.’s immigration policies.

SIGN THIS:  Urge President Biden to adopt U.S. policies that address root causes of migration AND respect the rights of migrants and all who need international protection.


Protect the U.S. Postal Service!  Replace many of the USPS’s Board of Governors.  Fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

Trump appointed as U.S. Postmaster a political crony (major campaign contributor) who is corrupt (has a private business that competes with the U.S. Postal Service).  Louis DeJoy immediately began sabotaging the USPS in order to slow down the mail and obstruct voting by mail and do other horrible things.  He could be fired by the USPS’s Board of Governors, but many of those were Trump appointees too.  Urge Biden to replace them with honest, competent people and urge them to fire DeJoy.

SIGN THIS:  https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-the-petition-the-usps-is-under-attack-from-within-demand-president-biden-fire-all-the-perpetrators-2?source=2021FirePostalBoard_FSFP&referrer=group-free-speech-for-people&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.actblue.com%2Fdonate%2Ffsfp-donate%3Frefcode%3DDeJoyBOG%26amount%3D25 


Sign up now for THURS MARCH 4 nationwide event to help you advocate for abolishing nuclear weapons:

The Union of Concerned Scientists is one of the savvy organizations working to abolish nuclear weapons.  They invite people to sign up for this online event (a policy briefing with an interactive workshop with breakout sessions) on THURSDAY MARCH 4.  It sounds very useful.  I hope many people will sign up.

Ending Nuclear Weapons Before They End Us: Opportunities Under the Biden Administration to Take Action
Date: Thursday March 4
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) = 8:00-11:30 (Pacific Time)

Register today for the virtual policy briefing and interactive workshops.


Tell Biden to STOP the “forever wars”:

For more than 20 years the U.S. has been fighting stupid, unnecessary, unwinnable, counter-productive wars — with no end in sight.  George W. Bush and all presidents for two decades have stretched the Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that granted huge powers to fight wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and in dozens of nations around the world.

Now we urge President Biden to use his power as Commander in Chief to

  • Review all military deployments around the world
  • Bring our troops home safely and responsibly as quickly as possible
  • Finally bring the decades-long Forever War to an end.
  • Use the trillions of dollars we spend on endless wars to fund what we really need here in the U.S.

Sign the petition: end the forever war!


Urge Congress to use this method to REVERSE MANY OF TRUMP’S CRUEL POLICIES:

The Trump regime AGGRESSIVELY issued rules and deregulations that disastrously hurt immigrants, workers, the environment, and everything else.  An EXISTING federal law allows Congress to fast-track reversal of Trump’s rule-making.  The law is the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

Under the CRA, agencies are required to submit to Congress notice of a finalized rule. Once notified, Congress has the option of passing a joint resolution of disapproval to overturn the rule. If that passes both chambers of Congress and is signed into law by the President, the rule is immediately overturned and has no effect both proactively and retroactively. Importantly, a joint resolution of disapproval need only pass by a simple majority in both chambers.

This means that Congress has the power to negate Trump’s harmful rules.

But there’s a time limit: the CRA only encompasses Trump’s rules created since August 2020 and the new Congress has 60 days to act. That is why we must ask them to act immediately.

Sign the petition: Demand Congress reverse the damage done by Trump and remove his rules under the CRA.













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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org