Change Agent Poet

Christina Sunrise

Scientists give you the straight line

they experiment and then hypothesis.

Their experiments are not based on lies.

They are not funded by lobbyists

that have agendas and lists.

Scientists are not trying to impress.

they don’t keep things close to the vest.

Scientists are here to help the environment.

They don’t need scandals and to repent.

They will listen to everyone’s side,

they formulate and do not criticize.

Once they know “what’s working” they

“share” the surprise.

Now American’s let US take a different view,

of how the government should be run not just for a few,

but for the People, Animals, Wild Life, and Plant Life,

on Which It Stands,

let US Bring Back Integrity To This Land.

Written By Suzae Chevalier on January 27, 2012


We can’t let Alaska get away with its brutal and reckless scheme of targeting wolves with pups and bears with cubs on our national wildlife refuges – all to artificially inflate game numbers to benefit hunters.

It’s wrong. And it must be stopped.

Please, won’t you donate today to help us fight for the wildlife and wild lands we all love?


I bet you’re going to be as angry as I am when you hear this news.

The state of Alaska wants to kill wolves, bears and other wildlife by baiting, snaring and shooting mother bears with cubs and wolves with pups. And they want to do it on national wildlife refuges!

It must be stopped.

Your compassionate donation will help save wolves and other wildlife you love.

As if it couldn’t get more despicable – Alaska officials want to undertake these lethal “predator control” measures in order to artificially inflate moose and other game animal numbers to benefit hunters!

Alaska’s cruel scheme would permit:

  • Killing wolves and pups during the spring and summer “denning” season;
  • Gunning down mother bears and their cubs;
  • Baiting and snaring any black or brown bear or cub; and
  • Aerial shooting of bears and wolves by state agency personnel.

How could the state even contemplate activities like these on America’s refuges?

Suzae, thanks to you and other stalwart wildlife lovers, Defenders has been at the forefront of efforts to protect wolves and other wildlife from irresponsible hunting, development and other threats.

Your urgent donation today will make a difference.

Thanks for all your help.


Jamie Rappaport Clark
President, Defenders of Wildlife

Thanks so much for all you do.




Suzae Chevalier poses at the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival 2016 for UniCandle unicorn’s website.


Hippy Days are back again-

so that the everyone can be friends.

Spreading the love around the sun

UniCandle unicorn’s work has just begun.

His “Love Flame” has the light

to make dreams of children

happy and bright.

All the children get along

bring US Together going strong.

With “All for One and One for All”

We stand Together or We Fall.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on March 8, 2016


Thousands of sea lions will suffer starvation and death if the world’s largest single species fishery is allowed to crash. And that crash could happen soon.

But not on our watch! Opening Oceana’s new office in Peru couldn’t have come at a better time.

Dr. Majluf, who emailed Monday, and Oceana are fervently working to avoid overfishing before the Peruvian anchoveta fishery crashes and sea lions, the entire food web and the many thousands of Peruvians who depend on this fishery suffer the consequences.

Every single day and every single donation makes a difference in the race to prevent disaster. Can you support Oceana in Peru’s rapid response efforts to stop overfishing with a donation right now?

Thousands of sea lions at risk of starvation. World's largest fishery on the verge of collapse. Donate.
This El Niño year and overfishing are having a huge impact on Peruvian anchoveta catches, yet the plan is to continue fishing as if everything was fine. That’s a recipe for disaster.

The Peruvian anchoveta may be little fish, but they make a big impact. Sea lions and other treasured ocean animals depend on anchoveta for food, and thousands of Peruvians depend on maintaining a sustainable catch for their livelihood.

Oceana’s new Peru office is urgently advocating for the government to institute science-based catch limits before it’s too late.

Donate before midnight on Saturday to support Oceana in Peru’s pressing work to protect the anchoveta fishery >>

Sea lions, dolphins and other ocean animals need food, and we’re taking too much of it from them. Up to 98 percent of Peru’s annual anchoveta catch is inefficiently reduced to fish oil and fishmeal products used as feed for animals rather than eaten as is.

By changing how we think about small fish like anchoveta, we can provide healthy meals for millions of the world’s poorest people and leave enough in the ocean for sea lions to thrive.

Dr. Majluf has been working to create a more sustainable future for anchoveta for years. Now with Oceana, she and her team are on the verge of a major break-through.

Be a part of restoring our oceans by making change in the world’s largest fishing nation with a donation now >>

Alex GrayFor the oceans,
Alex Gray
Digital Campaigner

Click here to donate now.


Momentum is building in our campaign to ban private for-profit prisons.

In the past few weeks, more than 168,000 activists have joined you in signing our petition urging Congress to ban private, for-profit prisons by passing Senator Bernie Sanders’ Justice Is Not For Sale Act. Just last week, Secretary Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign released a statement promising that, “as president, [Clinton] will end private prisons and private immigrant detention centers.”1

Now we need to keep up the pressure on Congress to pass the Justice Is Not For Sale Act and ban private prisons once and for all. Can you help us reach 175,000 signatures before we deliver the petition to Congress next week?

Click here to share this action with your friends and family via email, Facebook, or Twitter. Or just forward the e-mail below.

Thank you for speaking out to ban for-profit private prisons.

– Heidi

P.S. You can go directly to our petition to Congress by clicking here.

  1. Hillary Clinton to stop accepting money from private prison lobbyists ,” Fusion, October 23, 2015.



Sen. Bernie Sanders just introduced a bill to end one of the biggest contributors to America’s broken criminal justice system: private, corporate-run, for-profit prisons.1

Today, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and poor people and people of color suffer the most at the hands of our out-of-control incarceration industry.2 That’s partly because the corporations that operate for-profit prisons are primarily concerned with their bottom lines. To maximize profits, those corporations advocate for increased incarcerations and unreasonably strict parole and release laws. And they win.

Corporations should not be able to profit from mass incarceration. The Justice Is Not For Sale Act, introduced by Sen. Sanders and Rep. Raul Grijalva, bars federal, state, and local governments from contracting with private prisons. We need to come out in strong support of this bill.

Tell Congress: Ban private for-profit prisons. Click here to sign the petition.

Out of the 1.6 million people incarcerated in 2013, over 8 percent of them were in private prisons. Reports show that inmates in these facilities suffer worse conditions, including more assaults and higher recidivism.3, 4 For-profit prisons are also incentivized to advocate for laws that reduce basic rights, benefits, and entitlements inmates receive while in prison.

And when for-profit prison corporations lobby for harsh laws that lead to more incarcerations, incarceration rates rise throughout the entire U.S. correctional system, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for maintaining the highest incarceration rate in the world.

In addition to banning private prisons, the Justice Is Not For Sale Act would enact a number of other measures to address mass incarceration. One would eliminate the mandatory bed quotas that require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold an average of 34,000 individuals in detention on a daily basis. Another would restore the federal parole system. The abolition of the federal parole system was a major factor in the explosion of the federal prison population since 1980, and makes it impossible for federal prisoners to access parole boards that can look individually at their sentences.

Sign the petition now and tell Congress to get behind a bill that provides real solutions to America’s mass incarceration crisis.

Tell Congress: Ban private for-profit prisons. Click the link below to sign the petition:

Thank you for your activism.

Heidi Hess, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets


  1. John Wagner, “Sanders to push a plan to ban private companies from running prisons,” The Washington Post, September 17, 2015.
  2. U.S. Has World’s Highest Incarceration Rate,” Population Reference Bureau, August 2012.
  3. Emerging Issues on Privatized Justice,” U.S. Department of Justice, February 2001.
  4. The effects of private prison confinement in Minnesota on offender recidivism,” Minnesota Department of Corrections, March 2013.


Make History for Our Oceans

Click here to add your name now.

Add your name by Tuesday, Sept. 15 to protect ocean treaures before it’s too late >>

You have an historic opportunity, but it expires after Tuesday, September 15.

The Obama Administration is considering establishing the first ever marine national monuments in the Atlantic Ocean. But they need your support now to make it happen >>

The New England coral canyons and seamounts and Cashes Ledge are home to fragile and ancient deep-sea coral communities, a diverse range of ocean life, and highly productive marine ecosystems.

But new pressures to expand offshore drilling and bottom-destroying fishing methods now threaten these natural treasures off New England.

Overwhelming public support is needed to convince the Obama Administration to protect these treasures forever.

Tell President Obama to designate the New England coral canyons and seamounts and Cashes Ledge as Marine National Monuments >>

These unique seascapes need permanent federal protection.

The New England coral canyons and seamounts and Cashes Ledge remain largely pristine and untouched by human disturbance. These areas are home to fragile and ancient deep-sea coral communities that provide food, spawning habitat and shelter for an array of sea life. The waters above teem with life, including whales, sea turtles and seabirds.

It is important that these thriving biodiversity hot spots are granted Marine National Monument status, Suzanna.

Time is short – Add your name by Tuesday, Sept. 15 to help protect these ocean treasures >>

Thanks for adding your voice. From helping fight ocean acidification to protecting fish spawning habitat, the benefits of establishing these new Marine National Monuments abound. Now we just need to act!

For the oceans,
Lora Snyder
Ocean Advocate

Click here to donate now.



In cities along the coasts
people brag about having the most.
Large houses with giant hedges galore
people admire these mansions for
these people have more.
But really what is it all for?
If one day
it all goes away–
with a big giant hurricane.
Spreading around garbage from their town
nobody picks up–for they are too good
for this I have found.
Aquatic life dies every day–
from the trash we throw away.
Away on the streets of Florida and L.A.
Please help clean up the Beach
and the streets–
This all gets in our waterways
which will eventually come back
to us some day.

Written by Christina Sunrise on September 3, 2015


Have you ever contemplated about a tree?
How strong, beautiful and sturdy?
That they stand during all of the seasons
they are just there to just be…
they are not like humans with reasons…
to be…
Their branches are like our limbs
they are more like us then bugs who have wings.
We mostly die laying down.
Trees die standing up, up, up…
unless they fall down…
by lighting or a human’s hand
they only have good emotions I understand
stand, stand, stand…
More humans should be like trees
who are bringers of light…
they help us on the planet with our life
for they have feelings so treat them right.
So acknowledge them day and night.

Written by Christina Sunrise on July 3,2014





Good news for Florida’s beloved manatees: After receiving thousands of letters from Center activists and broad public support for manatees, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed new rules to increase manatee protections at Three Sisters Springs in Kings Bay.

These springs make up the only confined water body in the United States that’s open to the public while wintering manatees are present. As a vital warmwater refuge during cooler months, it supports up to 17 percent of the entire manatee population.

The Service’s proposal will end the ill-advised practice of allowing people to enter the refuge while manatees have congregated in its warm waters to survive cold temperatures, and will at last allow visiting mother-calf pairs to rest and nurse.

Act now to urge the Service to quickly follow through with its proposal — a welcome and much-needed improvement for these manatees.

Click here to take action and get more information.

If you can’t open the link, go to

Tell your representative to co-sponsor the Honest Fisherman Act of 2015 to protect our oceans, consumers honest businesses >>

With a single piece of legislation, we have an opportunity to protect the oceans and our own health, level the playing field for honest fishermen and businesses, and make sustainable choices.

That’s an opportunity I’d hate to see wasted.

The Protecting Honest Fisherman Act of 2015, introduced by Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Stephen Lynch (D-MA), could deliver this progress for our oceans by requiring seafood to be traced from bait to plate. But the bill needs our support and the support of Congress if it’s going to pass.

Tell your member of Congress to help protect the oceans and consumer safety by co-sponsoring the Protecting Honest Fishermen Act of 2015 >>

This bill would require all seafood sold in the United States be accompanied by basic information, including the species name and where and how it was caught or farmed. That would help put an end to illegally caught or fraudulent seafood entering our markets, such as imperiled species swapped for more sustainable options, directly threatening our health and the health of our oceans.

More than 1,800 different seafood species are listed on the Food and Drug Administration’s Seafood List – that leaves a lot of opportunity for fraud. The Presidential Task Force on Combatting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud is planning to phase in traceability requirements starting with a few “at risk” species.

That’s just a Band-Aid approach. We need comprehensive traceability that covers all species and requires the information to get to the consumer to truly make a difference.

Members of Congress and their staffs are making their way back to D.C. from August recess this very moment. I plan on knocking on office doors and hand-delivering this petition to your representative to recruit co-sponsors for this important piece of legislation.

Will you add your name to tell your representative to support this legislation for our oceans?

Thank you for speaking up for our oceans.

Lora SnyderFor the oceans,
Lora Snyder
Ocean Advocate