September 2012

Blue Shirt Day

Take action against bullying, animal abuse and other issues.

Here are a few important issues you can take action on today and this upcoming week.

Blue Shirt Day

Monday, October 1 is Blue Shirt Day. You can order a special shirt just for the day here, but you can also simply wear a blue shirt and ask everyone else to wear one in solidarity against bullying. You can also ask local schools and businesses to participate, offer to serve as a mentor for both children who are bullied as well as bullies who could use some guidance, and model appropriate respectful behavior to children every day.

Protect elephants

Click here to send a message to the USDA and ask that they pass regulations that help protect elephants. Although these rules were agreed upon years ago, they have been stalled by special interest groups who would benefit from the rules not being enforced and stand to make a profit otherwise. Circuses especially stand to lose a lot of money from these regulations, since they would probably stop many harmful elephant “rides.” It’s very important that the USDA hear from us!

You can also watch the brief documentary, “Juliette’s Journey,” about a teen who strives to help elephants. After learning about Juliette, you’ll never think that you’re just one person who can’t do anything again! The video is free and available on YouTube.