Two important petitions

I have recently been notified about two important petitions related to peace. I have signed both and encourage you to do the same.

The first petition, A Single Voice Project, is sponsered by The National Public Service Council to Abolish Private Prisons. It “seeks to abolish all private prisons in the United States, (or any place subject to its jurisdiction).” It is wrong and unacceptable for people to make a profit off of prisoners. As the text of the petition points out, “The same logic that motivates companies to operate prisons more efficiently also encourages them to cut corners at the expense of workers, prisoners and the public. Every penny they do not spend on food, medical care or training for guards is a dime they can pocket.” A for-profit environment encourages and supports inhumane behavior.

The second petition is requesting U.S. support of the U.N. resolution Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS). This is an extremely important resolution and “the U.S. has been the only nation in the world to vote no on a UN resolution to Prevent an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS).”

It is easy to sign these petitions online and you can choose to be anonymous. Please go sign them now.

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