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TAKE A STAND, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, EXPRESS YOURSELF

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Here's a few causes/issues(choices) that I personally support or stand behind. Some of them you may not agree with, but hey, that's ok. It's all about personal choice(s). I've decided to provide some quotes/statements from the sites, to further the understanding as to WHY I support that particular issue. Either click onto the text link or the graphic to learn more about that particular organization.
"If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything." *author unknown*

*NAACP*
"The NAACP's principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of United States and eliminate race prejudice."

*AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL-USA*
"Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of this international human rights movement. Amnesty International works to: Free all prisoners of conscience detained anywhere for their beliefs or because of their ethnic origin, sex, colour or language -- who have not used or advocated violence, Ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners, Abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners, End extrajudicial executions and “disappearances.” "


"Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses non-violent direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future."

~THE CHILDFREE WEBRING LIST~
"Childfree by Choice"
**PERSONAL NOTE**: Some of these sites may be "offensive" to some. Some of the point of views about being ChildFree (i.e. NOT having kids) are very harsh. PLEASE remember this when browsing these sites, and surf with care. I will soon create a section of this site that will be dedicated to the childfree lifestyle, in my own words and opinions.

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largest HIV web site on earth.
"The "magic bullet" to cure or prevent HIV infection has not been found, and too many people with or affected by HIV/AIDS are isolated by cultural, geographic, and economic barriers. In these times, how must we fight AIDS and relieve the human suffering it causes? We believe the answer will be found in the transformation of information into knowledge. For that to happen, information must be easily accessible and widely disseminated. It must be used. To promote this process ÆGiS utilizes a combination of FidoNet® (connecting over 32,000 electronic bulletin boards in 66 countries) and Internet communication tools. In this way, we seek to relieve some of the suffering and isolation caused by HIV/AIDS, and foster the understanding and knowledge that will lead to better care, prevention, and a cure."


"NCMEC was created in 1984 as a public-private partnership and serves as the national clearinghouse for information on missing children and the prevention of child victimization. NCMEC works in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) of the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. NCMEC's state-of-the-art Web site at www.missingkids.com brings images and information about missing children, as well as a wealth of child protection information, to a global audience."

*NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE*
"The National Domestic Violence Hotline answers nearly 10,000 calls each month from those experiencing domestic violence, as well as their family and friends. We provide callers with crisis intervention, information about domestic violence and referrals to local programs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in many languages."

*WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME*
"Hunger afflicts one out of seven people on Earth. WFP is the frontline United Nations Agency whose mission is to provide: Food for LIFE to sustain victims of man-made and natural disasters; Food for GROWTH to improve the nutrition and quality of life of the most vulnerable people at critical times in their lives; and Food for WORK to help build assets and promote the self-reliance of poor people and communities, particularly through labour-intensive works programmes."


"There is a sickness eating away at the strength of humankind and that sickness is Hate. Daily, throughout the world, men, women, and children are tortured, brutalized, and murdered simply because of their beliefs, their race, their physical state, or their sexuality, and equally guilty as the perpetrators are those among us who remain indifferent and/or silent. When will it stop? Who will stop it? Will YOU??"

*CIVILRIGHTS.ORG*
"Civilrights.org is a joint project of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference Education Fund. The goal of civilrights.org is to recruit, educate and mobilize individuals of good conscience in the ongoing struggle for equal opportunity."

*MILLION MOM MARCH*
"We are a national grassroots, chapter-based organization dedicated to preventing gun death and injury and supporting victims and survivors of gun trauma. Like the majority of Americans, we favor sensible gun laws to protect our communities from gun-related trauma. We have come together to save lives by working for the adoption of sensible gun laws and to offer compassionate support to the victims and survivors of gun trauma. Through Million Mom March Chapters across America, our goal is to educate America about the need for sensible gun laws, including: (1)licensing of handgun owners, (2) registration of handguns, (3) creating consumer product safety standards for guns, (4) closing the "gun show loophole," and (5) limiting gun purchases to no more than one a month."

*THE COALITION TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE*
"CSGV supports a ban on the importation, manufacture, sale and transfer of handguns and assault weapons, with reasonable exceptions for police, military, security personnel, gun clubs, and antique and collectable firearms stored in inoperable condition. Hunting weapons, such as shotguns and rifles, would be unaffected by these bans."

*SHINE*
"SHiNE (Seeking Harmony in Neighborhoods Everyday) is a national non-profit organization that uses art, music, technology and sports to engage and empower young people to take a stand, use their voice and impact their world. We are the designated youth component of the White House's National Campaign Against Youth Violence, and we are recognized as a "Promising Practice for the Future of America" by the President's Initiative on Race. Our mission is to help young people develop the tools they need to build self-esteem, embrace diversity, promote social harmony, and practice non-violence."

*NIDA*(National Institute on Drug Abuse)
"NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components: The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is to ensure the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy."



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