Rachel's Democracy & Health News
April 4, 2006


Rachel's News -- Helping you protect nature, human health and democracy since 1986

Dear Readers and Supporters,

When we started Rachel's News in 1986 the world was a very different place. Humanity's influence on the global environment was a debate -- world population was just 4.9 billion compared to 6.5 billion today. For twenty years Rachel's News has documented how unrestrained growth and dangerous technologies (chemicals, biotech, nanotech and nuclear) are threatening human health and the planet that sustains us. The debate is over -- we HUMANS must find better ways of achieving our goals.

Please make a secure donation today, so that we can bring Rachel's News and Precaution Reporter to more activists, concerned citizens, small business owners, government officials, teachers, librarians and youth around the world -- FREE OF CHARGE.

Since 1989 we've been writing about the Precautionary Principle and how citizen action is driving the adoption of this valuable tool for democratic decision making that ordinary citizens can understand and use to protect their community. Together, we can create a world in which it is commonplace to first ask: how can we minimize harm to the planet?

Primary prevention has been an accepted public health practice for over a hundred years -- yet we spend just one cent on the dollar (in medical expenditures) on prevention in the U.S. today. With your help we can reach out to new readers and spread the news about precautionary action (good for people, good for the planet) -- your donation will help us reach new readers.

With your support we will continue to provide community activists, government officials, and small business owners with tools they can use to strengthen our democracy -- tools like the precautionary principle, the public trust doctrine, and local living economies.

In addition to helping us reach new subscribers, your donation today will help us bring you:

** Rachel's News and Rachel's Precaution Reporter 52 times a year.

** The Precaution Academy (four times a year) to train activists, government officials, business owners and the interested public on how they can apply precautionary action in their communities.

** A national conference on precaution that we are sponsoring.

PLEASE support our work and make a secure donation online now. To donate by phone call: 888-272-2435 Click here for a printable form that you mail or fax.

We need your contribution today to reach new minds and open new doors for preventing harm to the planet and future generations. So please make a donation today. Whether its $50 or $500, your contribution makes a huge difference to keeping our small operation going.

Thank you for your ongoing readership and support!

Peter Montague, Executive Director

Ed Begley Jr., President of the Board

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