I went on to sign petitions:
- The first was for teachers. StudentsFirst is launching a national campaign to save teachers from the upcoming wave of layoffs before they lose their jobs and kids lose their great teachers. Over 14,400 people have signed the petition so far.
- Then baby seals...Canada's 2011 commercial harp seal hunt has begun, and the government of Canada has sanctioned the slaughter of 400,000 baby seals! It's terrible to imagine: The merciless slaughter of baby seals has started on the ice floes off Canada's east coast -- completely defenseless animals beaten and shot to death for their fur. It's the largest slaughter of marine mammals on Earth. And most of them are babies: 97 percent of those killed are pups less than three months old.
- The next one was regarding insurance - Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to impose a required review for insurance rate increases over 10 percent. But America's Health Insurance Plan (AHIP) says the 10 percent review level is unreasonable. They want to delay effective regulation for one year, until July 2012, and adjust the regulations for states that won't meet the requirements for effective review.
- The last one for today was asking Chinese authorities to respect human rights of Kirti Monks. Tibetans are entitled to the same human rights as any other people; the freedoms of expression, cultural identity, religion, and all the other rights enumerated in the world's human rights treaties and conventions. I was the first to sign that petition. Hope you guys get a chance to visit the site and show your support!
It takes just a few minutes but has a huge impact. Try it out!