"No more hurting people"

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 22:38

No more hurting people. By terrorism. Or by small acts of abuse and harassment, of hatred, by lower-case "terror." Or hunger. Or sending them to live in the street. Or denying them essential services. Or by turning away from pain and suffering.

Justice and hope

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 16:53

If we create the right kind of personal identity, we can say things to the world around us that they don’t yet believe, and get them to do things that they don’t think they can do.---Bryan Stevenson, founder Equal Justice Initiative, speaking at TED

You can help stop bullying in less than 10 minutes.

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 21:58

How to make calls to support S604

3 minutes: Find the contact information for your state representative and senator.

enter your zip code

Make a call to each representative. 3 minutes each.

Hi, I'm (my name) and I live in the (Representative's/Senator's) District. I support legislation to stop bullying that takes place in subsidized housing for the elderly and disabled. I want to talk with the (Representative/Senator) and ask him/her to support S604, A bill to protect citizens from bullying. My phone is XXX and I live at ADDRESS and my email is me@emailaddress.

Stop Bullying Petition and Bill assigned to Joint Committee on Housing

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 21:32

Great progress! Our petition and proposed bill has moved to the Joint Committee on Housing. We will need support from all concerned citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to move this through the legislative process. Write to us to share your experiences, write to your elected state representatives, and let us know if you are prepared to testify in support of the bill.

Canaan dog does well at Westminster dog show

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Sat, 02/16/2013 - 17:03

Those of us who know any Canaan, like Canaan dog Keren, already love and treasure the special nature of the Canaan---a mixture of affection, independence, and the untamed wilderness. But even many people who love dogs, don't appreciate this ancient Israeli breed. Owners and breeders of the Canaan feel like Cinderellas, hoping someday that our breed will get the recognition and respect that it deserves.