Monday, September 08, 2008

Good Deeds, all in one Place

I receive emails about online petitions or action items about health issues, political action issues and education. Sometimes I just don’t know whether I have the time or if I should forward them on to everyone. Forwarding emails can be such a time sink and fools us into thinking we’re communicating with people when we aren’t.
But I still care about these issues, so I’m doing something.
I’m posting links to these important calls to action in one place; and asking everyone to visit and fill one out each day as your time permits.

Thank you.
1. There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the 'drive-through' Mastectomy where women are forced to go home just a few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached. Please sign the Breast Cancer Petition.

2. Tell the Department of Health and Human Services to stop efforts to block women's access to basic reproductive health services. Submit your comments now about Protecting Access to Health Care for Women. The public comment period on these insidious regulations is open until
September 20.

3. Help those affected by Hurricane Gustav. Please sign the Contribute to the Gulf Coast Emergency Fund.

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