Millennials have replaced Boomers as America’s most populous and most influential generation, with more than 75.4 million in the US alone. Ranging from 21-34, some of our country’s most important technological, creative, and economic advancements can be directly attributed to this age group. Yet the very people who are changing the face of the nation are ineligible to hold the nation’s highest political office.
Today, Captain Morgan announced a petition for Article II, Section I of the United States Constitution to be changed, which states that “neither shall any person be eligible to [the office of President] who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years.” True to its namesake’s pioneering and adventurous spirit, the Captain Morgan brand will unite everyone to bring a new voice to the election, in an attempt to pave a way for Under 35s to be President of the United States.
More than half (52%) of 21-34 year olds say lowering the presidential age requirement would be beneficial for the country, and a clear majority of those polled – 56% - say they would be willing to act on this idea by supporting an amendment to lower the age requirement.*
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Modern semitrailers for the most part do a good job of keeping passenger vehicles from sliding underneath them, greatly increasing the chances of surviving a crash into the back of a large truck, recent tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show. But in crashes involving only a small portion of the truck’s rear, most trailers fail to prevent potentially deadly underride.
Earlier research showed that the minimum strength and dimensions required for underride guards are inadequate, prompting the Institute to petition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2011 for tougher standards. The Institute also asked the agency to consider applying the standards to other types of large trucks, such as dump trucks that aren’t required to have any underride guards.
As the 2012 presidential election kicks into high gear during the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the Craftsman brand is doing its part to build a “House United.” Along with non-profit Rebuilding Together, as well as Heroes at Home, NextGen Home built by Champion Home Builders and Bank of America, America’s most trusted tool brand is asking Americans across the country and delegates at both conventions to work together in a community service program to build a home for one of our country’s deserving military veterans. By signing a petition at www.facebook.com/craftsman, people can join the Craftsman brand in encouraging their state delegates to participate.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56737-craftsman-brand-ty-pennington-voice-support-for-a-house-united
Easter Seals this morning released a new report Our Nation’s Children at Risk: A State-by-State Report on Early Intervention during its 2011 International Convention currently being held in Washington, D.C. In meetings with Members of Congress on The Hill today, more than 300 Easter Seals volunteers, staff and families with disabilities will share both the report’s findings and a petition with nearly 40,000 signatures urging legislators to invest in young children.
The new report details how well each state takes care of its youngest children with disabilities and delays. The unfortunate news: infants and toddlers in nearly every state continue to fall behind, many will never catch up.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/easterseals/49505/
Wateraid - Dig Toilets Not Graves.
Wateraid chases Londoners with this remote controlled poo to demonstrate the plight of the 2.6 billion people globally who don't have access to a toilet. The victims of WaterAid's poo can escape -- but billions of people across the world can't.
Living without proper toilets means people have to go wherever they can. This causes deadly diarrhoea, which kills 4,000 children a day. Help make it stop. Sign our petition at http://digtoilets.org/poo/
In the face of the Gulf oil spill and in response to ongoing coastal restoration needs, the Women of the Storm, a non-partisan, grassroots organization formed in New Orleans and South Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, announce today the launch of a campaign to Restore the Gulf.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/restorethegulf/45238/
Spencer Promotes isssues like the environment, animal welfare, & spiritual matters on an ethical web site This videos is in support of a petition to stop the drilling of the Arctic Check their profile at http://wwwpledgingforchangecom/profile/MikeSpencer