At last, I have another contact tool opposing Tha Bush Mobb bailout of his rich cronies, this one from True Majority . You realize, of course, that the $700 billion figure is going to grow and grow and grow once the giveaways start -- the auto industry is already jockeying for its place at the trough. And you remember, naturally, that Tha Bush Mobb wants no Congressional oversight on how the money gets spent -- they won't even agree to limit payouts to CEOs. "No Congressional oversight" means no oversight by the people -- and, as we know, the people are Tha Bush Mobb's true enemy.
Speaking of actual financial reform, I've got two more contact tools in support of the Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights -- one from Public Citizen, the other from USPIRG. There are more goodies in this bill than I previously thought -- it cripples credit corporations' ability to arbitrarily hike rates, true, but it also gives the consumer a chance to set a fixed credit limit (giving the consumer tools, I love it!) and prohibits granting credit cards to anyone under 18. The Libertarian-minded might squeal at that, but, frankly, parents have rights, too, and that includes the right not to be inundated by credit card applications for their children, as they're already inundated by relentless advertising and ubiquitous platforms for said advertising.
You may recall that the Department of Veterans Affairs refused to let nonpartisan voter registration services go to vets' hospitals and nursing homes and, well, register voters. Mr. Bush loves the troops so much he doesn't want them to vote! Well, this will put a stop that garbage. The House has already passed a bill which would essentially make the VA into a voter registration agency, but the Senate hasn't taken the bill up yet, and it has to, soon, because voter registration deadlines are coming up in many states. We might have to tell the Senate again and again -- and you know how full of themselves (and other things) Senators are -- but tell them again and again we shall if we must.