29 November 2010 Vote to Help Defenders Win $200,000 and Help Save Something Wild! Posted by: Elizabeth Kricfalusi | 6 comments | Share: Every vote counts... Please vote today! Great news! The American Express Members Project has selected Defenders of Wildlife as a candidate to receive $200,000 in funding—if we get the most votes in our category. By voting for Defenders, you can help us fight to: Save America’s wolves from extremists who want to see these magnificent animals gone from the Northern Rockies forever. Prevent Big Oil from drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—vital habitat for our beloved polar bears. Protect endangered sea turtles from pollution, dangerous fishing practices and other threats. And so much more! $200,000 will go a long way to help save our wildlife and wild places. And all YOU need to do is vote! Your vote will help us fight to save imperiled wolves, polar bears, sea turtles and more. Please vote today! How to Vote for Defenders The current round of voting begins today and runs through midnight on Sunday, February 20, 2011. You can vote once a week throughout the voting period. Here’s how to get started: Go to the Defenders Members Project page at www.defenders.org/membersproject. Scroll down to the Vote section in the lower left corner of the page. The Members Project is a partnership between American Express and TakePart, so you need to be a member of TakePart to vote. First, click the Sign Up And Vote button. NOTE: If you’re already registered and logged in with TakePart, the button will say Vote For This Charity and clicking it will take you to the final step below. Click the Register to Vote button. A form will pop up. Fill out all the required fields and make sure you check the boxes to accept the terms for both TakePart and Members Project. NOTE: You can use your full name as your username, including a space, if you want. Once you’re registered, scroll down the page and click the Defenders logo. A little box will pop up. Click the Vote button in the popup. You’ll be prompted to confirm your choice. That’s it! Thanks for voting for Defenders of Wildlife. And check out this video featuring many of the imperiled species $200,000 will help us protect! 6 Responses to “Vote to Help Defenders Win $200,000 and Help Save Something Wild!” Evajean Craig November 30th, 2010 Defenders of Wildlife thank God for all of you. It is everyone’s responsability to step up and do all we can. Thank you for all you do Julie November 30th, 2010 I keep trying to register to vote and it takes me to takepart.com and tells me access denied, you are not authorized to access this page. Maybe the link is wrong? Thanks for the help! Elizabeth Kricfalusi November 30th, 2010 Hi Julie. Unfortunately, it seems like the TakePart website had some technical difficulties earlier today. Because this opportunity is so important to our wildlife-saving work, we’d really appreciate it if you would please try voting again at http://www.defenders.org/membersproject. Thank you so much for your patience and for supporting Defenders of Wildlife in this important effort! sharon January 31st, 2011 I did try to vote for DoW using my Facebook account. The site accepted my FB identity but still wanted my hotmail and its password. I think that generally violates safe email protocols. Can you get AMEX to change how this site registers voters??? Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up Helicopter gunning kills 23 wolves in Idaho; Urge Secretary Jewell to abandon gray wolf delisting proposal — Call your representative by March 14; Washington wildlife agency urged to end support for abolishing federal wolf protections; The latest on Governor Otter’s wolf control board. Two Too Many Development Projects in the Ivanpah Valley While these projects most definitely directly impact a species that has been identified as threatened and is dependent on the habitat where they would be built, Silver State South and Stateline’s approval is most troubling for a bigger reason. You see, this isn’t just an issue for the Ivanpah Valley. Developers and agencies need to be conscious of how and where they plan energy projects all across the country. They need to look at renewable energy planning with a landscape-wide lens, understanding that building in the right places and making an effort to minimize environmental impacts from the start are essential. California’s Rim Fire: Opportunities Rise from the Ashes After California’s devastating Rim Fire, will officials take the opportunity to give nature a chance to fully recover?