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These are some links to other Progressive websites:

211.missouri.org - Sponsored by the United Way and the Missouri Foundation for Health, individuals who call 211 are connected to trained professionals who can provide referrals to valuable health and human services in the community.

American Civil Liberties Union - The ACLU takes a stand and defends almost all of the social justice issues that we are interested in. Has an action center.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State - a non-sectarian, non-partisan organization which works to protect and defend the separation of church and state. Has an action center.

Climate.org - Explains the components and ramifications of global warming in layman's language, but not simplistically. Link to the weather channel. Has action links.

Color of Change - empowers black Americans and their allies to speak out on a wide range of issues of particular importance to minorities. A wealth of information and many opportunities to take action.

Common Cause - a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization, encourages citizen participation in the political process. Information on a wide variety of issues, including ensuring an accurate voting system, campaign reform, and open government.

Common Dreams - Terrific Center for breaking and progressivve news. Lots of new articles every day, some from mainstream media, some you'll never see anyplace else. Links to your favorite columnists, all the newspapers, government offices, radio shows.

Cover Missouri - the facts and latest news about the effort to provide quality, affordable health coverage to every Missourian.

Earth Track - In-depth look at fiscal/environmental issues, particularly subsidies. Does great lay language explanation of the energy bill. This is not sound-bite stuff.

Energy Star Seal Energy Star - a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy to help save money and protect the environment. Search for energy-efficient products; tips for making your home more energy-efficient.

Environmental Defense - Excellent site for environmental info. Their oceansalive.org is all about oceans and aquatic life and what fish to eat. Their Find a Bulb page allows you to choose criteria, and they recommend energy-saving light bulbs that match.

Environmental Working Group - Their team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and their own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions.

FactCheck - a nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that monitors the factual accuracy of major political players in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases (a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center).

Federation of American Scientists - Currently dealing with all kinds of weapons, intelligence, technology, video games, biomedical issues.

Free Press - All about media policy, media reform. Explains the issues very well. Has a good action center.

Fired Up Missouri - This is Jean Carnahanís project. Best source of whatís going on in Missouri. Articles from MO newspapers. Good place to check up on MO Legislators and to contact them.

Institute for Lifecycle Environmental Assessment - In-depth consumer information with facts and figures to help you evaluate your actions, purchases, etc.

The Missouri Budget Project - Excellent site with concrete information about Missouri issues, especially Medicaid.

Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures - Information about the Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative proposed for the November 2006 state ballot.

National Council of Churches - Deals with war and peace, race, sustainablity, social justice from a Christian perspective.

National Coalition on Health Care - check facts about health coverage here.

New American Dream - Good common sense site for consumers. Includes how to get off of junk mail and credit card solicitation lists.

Natural Resources Defense Council - Fine environmental group. Click to their publications to find nature articles, photos, reports. And take action.

Pew Climate - The Pew Centerís site about global warming. Excellent.

People for the American Way - Covering civic participation, independent judiciary, civil rights, equal rights, religious freedom, public education. Has an interesting feature called Right Wing Watch. Also links to just about any progressive website.

Planned Parenthood St. Louis - This site lists local volunteer opportunities and has a "Take Action" center.

Pro-Choice Missouri (NARAL) - The state's largest grassroots organization dedicated solely to reproductive rights.

Project Vote Smart - A fascinating website where you can look up Federal and state senators and representatives, get a biography, complete contact information, voting record, and how they are rated by all the liberal and conservative organizations. Thereís more info at the Federal level, but definitely enough at the state level to be very helpful.

Results - They concentrate on health, hunger and other poverty issues worldwide. Lots of good action requests. Great resource to contact just about anyone in government or media.

Sierra Club - Wide-ranging environmental issues. Good articles. Action opportunities.

Sojourners: faith, politics, and culture - Articles, sermons, etc. from the liberal faith community.

TerraPass - Balance your carbon footprint with TerraPasses, which fund clean energy and efficiency projects. (Great for gifts, too)

TomPaine.com - A project of the Institute for Americaís Future. Good Action suggestions. Great stuff on education.

Union of Concerned Scientists - Good solid info on a variety of topics on the environment, health, etc. Opportunities for action.

Women Say No to War - Sign the Global Call for Peace.