WHAT IS ASEA? http://dwijendra.teamasea.com

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Urgent - last hours to save our Lokpal!




Dear friends across India,


Last night, Lok Sabha disregarded our public outcry and passed a toothless Lokpal Bill. Today it’s Rajya Sabha’s turn to vote, and our massive pressure now is the only chance to right Lok Sabha’s wrong by passing a robust, amended bill. Let's flood the offices of major MPs and party leaders with phone calls now:

Sign the petition!
It’s outrageous -- last night, Lok Sabha disregarded the public outcry and passed a toothless Lokpal bill. Today it’s Rajya Sabha’s turn to vote, and our massive pressure now is the only chance to right Lok Sabha’s wrong by passing a robust, amended bill.

Anti-corruption campaigners are outraged by MPs’ thoughtless betrayal -- but we still have a real fighting chance to pass a strong Lokpal. Unlike Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha has true champions for the bill who can introduce crucial amendments to ensure its independence and broad scope. Now it’s up to us to give these champions the public backing they need to push through these amendments and stand up to powerful blockers.

Session begins in a few hours - we have no time to lose! Let's flood the offices of major MPs and party leaders with phone calls now -- we'll also update the media about the number of emergency calls we make and amplify our impact. Click here to call and get tips on what to say:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/hours_to_save_jan_lokpal_callin/?vl

Our pressure is having an impact -- last week, we bombarded key MPs and party leaders with over 19,000 fax messages calling for a strong Lokpal, and media and government insiders said MPs were rattled and some reconsidered their positions. Now let's use these next crucial hours to keep pushing until we finally win the vote:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/hours_to_save_jan_lokpal_callin/?vl

These past few months, Indians have shown again and again how resilient people power can face down even the toughest vested interests. We’re so close to the finish line – let’s unite at this final hour and make sure that 2011 will be remembered not only as the year people power fought back, but the year people power won.

With hope and determination,

Ricken, Shibayan, Shivendra, Jamie, Stephanie, Diego, Benjamin and the whole Avaaz team

SOURCES:

Team Anna cites 4 non-negotiable demands (Hindustan Times)
http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Team-Anna-cites-4-non-negotiable-demands/Article1-787384.aspx

Lokpal bill's fate hangs by a thread as MPs fail to agree (Livemint and the WSJ)
http://www.livemint.com/2011/12/26233251/Lokpal-Bill8217s-fate-hangs.html?h=B

Parliament divided over Lokpal as Anna Hazare fasts in Mumbai (Times of India)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Parliament-divided-over-Lokpal-as-Anna-Hazare-fasts-in-Mumbai/articleshow/11269368.cms

Lokpal in danger in the Rajya Sabha? (Economic Times)
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/lokpal-in-danger-in-the-rajya-sabha/articleshow/11273147.cms


Support the Avaaz Community!
We're entirely funded by donations and receive no money from governments or corporations. Our dedicated team ensures even the smallest contributions go a long way.





Avaaz.org is a 10-million-person global campaign network
 that works to ensure that the views and values of the world's people shape global decision-making. ("Avaaz" means "voice" or "song" in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 13 countries on 4 continents and operates in 14 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz's biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

This message was sent to dwijsharma@gmail.com. To change your email address, language, or other information, contact us via this form. To unsubscribe, send an email to unsubscribe@avaaz.org or click here.

To contact Avaaz, please do not reply to this email. Instead, write to us at www.avaaz.org/en/contact or call us at +1-888-922-8229 (US).

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.