| American Hikers Released From Iran|
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad released the two Americans who have been jailed on charges of espionage for two years and granted them a "unilateral pardon." Thanks to more than 30,000 Care2 members and Free the Hikers, Shane and Josh returned home to their families after having been in jail in Iran since July 2009. Read more.
| Plastic Bag Maker Ends Lawsuit Against ChicoBag|
After more than 25,000 people signed a petition supporting ChicoBag, Hilex Poly, a South Carolina-based manufacturer of plastic bags, has agreed to settle a lawsuit that it and two other plastic bag manufacturers had filed against ChicoBag, a California company that makes reusable bags. Read more.
| Celebrate the Repeal of DADT|
On Tuesday September 20 the repeal of the military's ban on openly gay service personnel known as "Dont Ask, Dont Tell" (DADT) went into effect, meaning that at last gay, lesbian and bisexual officers will be able to serve openly without the threat of discharge for no other reason than who they are. Thank you to thousands of our members who petitioned against DADT over the years. We are thrilled the repeal has finally gone into effect. Read more.
| The U.S. Takes Action Against Icelandic Whaling|
Last month, WSPA asked Care2 members to urge President Obama to impose economic and diplomatic sanctions against Iceland due to its whaling activities. Today, WSPA is happy to announce that his decision is finally in -- the president will use diplomatic measures to impede Iceland's commercial whaling program. Read more.
| Math Teacher Can Keep His Urban Garden|
Adam Guerrero, who teaches math, has been creating an urban homestead that also provides a continuing education in math, biology and engineering for his students. Though his beautiful garden helped teach the community it was cited for violating city ordinances. Thanks to online activism, including a Care2 petition, the Shelby County, TN Judge has ruled that Guerrero can keep his garden. Read more.
Care2 Campaigns Team