Never been a fan of the Electoral College? Still mad that Grover Cleveland won the popular vote in 1888 but lost the election? Then the National Popular Vote bill might be for you. The National Popular Vote bill would, once enacted by enough states, permit those states to assign their electoral votes to the national popular vote winner in the Presidential race. Eight states and the District of Columbia have already passed the bill -- but that group comprises only 132 electoral votes, not enough to swing an election; the compact would only come into force once enough states (states totaling more than 270 electoral votes) passed the bill. So nationalpopularvote.com helps you tell your state legislators to pass the National Popular Vote bill. Remember that the Constitution doesn't tell states how to assign their electors.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to leave a comment opposing the EPA's proposal to reduce folks' access to water quality reports, you still have two days, and OMB Watch still helps you leave your comment. In short, the EPA wants to let utilities stop sending water quality reports via snail mail, and just put the reports up on the internet. If utilities wanted to put water quality reports on the internet in addition to sending them through the mail, we'd be fine with that. But not with one or the other. Not everybody gets the broadband internet that would enable them to see the reports adequately online, but everybody gets snail mail, and the folks who have the least broadband internet access (that would be rural and urban poor folk) seem to have the worst water quality. You'd hope that's not the idea.