The Corporation for National and Community Service sent Stephen McDow a thank you note regarding his commitment to service: Hi Stephen, Thanks so much for your message and for sharing your volunteer experiences with us. We’re glad to hear you’re at 555 hours and counting! It’s always wonderful to hear from volunteers who are doing amazing work in their communities and making service a part of their lives. Have a wonderful week and thank you for serving! Stephen is humbled that the Corporation for National and Community Service took the time to thank him for his commitment to service. He … Continue reading The Corporation for National and Community Service Sends Stephen McDow A Note Of Thanks
ACT NOW How can we remain strong if our foundation is weak? Sandy proved its not all theory – Our infrastructure is week. America – lets urge Congress to support real infrastructure investment. Do we need another Sandy? According to the infrastructure report card, 2009, the United States received a D over-all score. Are we the people okay with driving on roads and bridges, or living next to or near dams that barely received a passing grade? We shouldn’t be. Our infrastructure score breaks down as follows: • Solid Waste = C+ • Drinking Water = D- • Inland Waterways = … Continue reading ACT NOW: Congress – Sandy Proved We Need Real Infrastructure Investment
As posted from the Open Table website: Open Table & U.S. Postal Drive Contact: Dottie MacKeen Phone: 978-823-0082 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPEN TABLE MAYNARD & OTHER FOOD RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS PARTNER WITH U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TO STAMP OUT HUNGER 2013 Postal Service Food Drive April 25, 2013 Maynard, MA – May 11, 2013 is the annual Postal Service Food Drive. Open Table Maynard along with other area food relief organizations is partnering with the U.S. Postal Service to relieve hunger in Maynard and surrounding communities. What Maynard residents can do to help: Community Advocates: Citizens are encouraged to spread the … Continue reading ACT NOW: Open Table Maynard & Other Food Relief Organizations Partner With U.S. Postal Service To Stamp Out Hunger
Why the attack on female health rights? Why is it that it’s mostly men picking this battle? Fetus personhood legislation will have a negative impact on future educational attainment for female students and could dramatically increase instances of child abuse…and adoption only benefits Caucasian children (mostly). The government has no right to force women to bear the responsibility of dealing with unintended pregnancy. Fetus personhood legislation reinforces the idea that it’s the females’ fault for having sex and getting pregnant. What happened to less government? What are you going to do if you have to pay for more children on the … Continue reading ACT NOW: Who’s Your Daddy? Not The Government! We Don’t Need Fetus Personhood Legislation!
Dear Friends, Please stand with me and other Americans to urge the US Congress, state and local representatives, as well as community groups to advocate for the immediate removal of public websites on the internet that spread hate speech and hate driven content. This is an action that can’t wait another day or year. Please utilize the letter or ACT NOW link below to inform your government officials about your concerns regarding harmful content that threatens the safety of all Americans and the innocence of our young people. Hate speech should not be protected under the First Amendment. Websites like … Continue reading ACT NOW: Protect Young People By Removing & Banning Internet Hate Speech
We are White; We are Black; We are Multi-ethnic; We are Hispanic; We are Asian; We are straight; We are lesbian; We are gay; We are blue and white collard workers; We are northern; We are southern; We are western; We are mid-western; We are atheist; We are agnostic; We are Muslim; We are Jewish; We are Christian; and WE THE PEOPLE are fed up with the destructive actions and vile rhetoric in the Republican party. Are you really fed up? Are you horrified at the blatant expression of racism expressed by this current brand of Republicans? Then take a … Continue reading ACT NOW: Speaker Boehner: We The People Urge You To Repudiate Destructive Rhetoric!
Congress Weakens USDA’s Plan To Improve School Meals By: Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project Take Action Now It’s a stark reality: today’s kids may be the first generation in our nation’s history to actually live sicker, shorter lives than their parents. Today, one in three kids is overweight or obese and more likely to suffer from diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and other long-term chronic illnesses. Reversing this trend will not be easy, but it is doable. And ensuring that schools serve or sell healthy foods is a good place to start, given that many children consume more than … Continue reading ACT NOW: Congress Weakens USDA’s Plan To Improve School Meals
Life is a journey that has twists and turns. As many of you know I found Open Table in order to give back to society. I’m pleased to say that I’ve volunteered 555 hours at Open Table and have no plans on stopping. Serving those in need in Massachusetts has been a spiritually rewarding experience. Dr. Cornell West of The Poverty Tour says: You can’t lead people unless you love people and you can’t save people unless you serve people. What is the depth of your love and quality of your service for people, specifically poor people? My love for people … Continue reading Reflect Now: Stephen McDow Volunteers 555 Hours At Open Table
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. Childhood obesity has many immediate and long-term health effects. The solution? Well…part of the solution is juicing! If you make sure your child gets proper exercise, eliminate junk food and increase your raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, and beans you will see a difference in attitude, energy, and BMI. Besides, parents may want to think about building a good eating foundation from birth to 16. Why you may ask? That way from 16 to adulthood your child will only … Continue reading Reflect Now: Juicing Will Help Prevent Childhood Obesity
Pam Warhurst’s efforts in Britain with increasing sources of good food while impacting the local environment and sustaining business is an expression of grassroots activism at its best. Ms. Warhurst is encouraging community activism without bureaucracy. She believes, “We are all part of the local food jigsaw; we are all part of the solution!” Please view her Ted Talk video below: How we can eat our landscapes. About Pam Warhurst Pam Warhurst is the Chair of the Board of the Forestry Commission, which advises on and implements forestry policy in Great Britain. She also co-founded Incredible Edible Todmorden, a local … Continue reading ACT NOW: Learn How WE Can Solve Hunger Through Edible Tourism & Impact Local Business