As a NASA mission, it’s understandable that musical selections from the Western classical tradition and the United States were given preference. In a 2017 redo, though, we should be more globally inclusive. Rather than trying to get copyright permission for including “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” a request the Beatles turned down in the 1970s, we should focus on representing cultures not included in the first Golden record. After all, the Beatles have already been sent into space, thanks to NASA’s 2008 transmission of “Across the Universe” to Polaris, the North Star, to celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary.
You can bet they’ll dig as deep into their pockets as they have to in order to try to manipulate this recount. Right now, the YES on 92 campaign is building a team of legal experts and volunteers to ensure that every vote is counted fairly and accurately. The kind of team we need is going to cost money. That’s why we’ve pledge yet another $25,000 to the campaign, through our 501(c) 4 lobbying arm, the Organic Consumers Fund. If you’re one of the thousands of people who have already donated to pass this historic initiative in Oregon, thank you. Today, we’re asking you to protect your investment by making one last donation to help with the recount. If you haven’t yet donated to support Measure 92, now’s your chance. The YES on 92 campaign has done an incredible job so far of keeping this fight alive. The recount is our last hope—and it’s not just a stab in the dark. We have a real chance of winning this. Please donate today to fund a fair and accurate recount of the votes in Oregon on Measure 92 to label GMOs.
The good prices will likely hold out for the rest of the week, but after that you’ll see a steady rise in airfare prices (after a $4 increase each day). Then, during the final two weeks leading up to Labor Day, prices will spike up $15 per day. So don’t delay! To score the best deal possible, plan to leave on Saturday, September 2 and return on Wednesday, September 6. And if you’re not sure where to go, Hopper suggests Cleveland, Long Beach, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Orlando, New York City, Fort Lauderdale, and Burbank all have the best bargains.