If you're in Pennsylvania, you've no doubt seen ads telling you that "(i)f you care about this election," you should "show it" by bringing your ID. Please! Don't tell people born in a poor hospital that didn't crank out birth certificates that they don't care enough about voting if they don't bring the ID they can't get. The ads -- which the state made and broadcast before Judge Simpson suspended the law -- now say at the end that you don't have to bring your ID, but there's a reason they put it at the end (and in a decidedly low and official voice) and not the beginning -- they know most people aren't listening by then, mainly because they've already seen this ad. The end result? A lot of folks are going to stay home because they're afraid they're going to be turned away anyway. So Daily Kos helps you tell the PA State Department to stop running the damn ad.
Meanwhile, you've no doubt heard of corporate CEOs telling their employees that things, ah, might be more difficult for them if Mr. Obama gets re-elected, but you may not have heard that Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray has allegedly coerced salaried employees into donating to putatively pro-coal candidates -- and worse, publicly called out employees who hadn't. Some employees report that they feel they'll miss out on bonuses or get demoted if they don't donate the Murray way. This is the same Murray Energy, by the way, that allegedly forced employees to attend a Mitt Romney fundraiser in August. "I tell ya," Mr. Romney said to the coal miners that day, "you've got a great boss." And they wonder why people hate them! Anyway, UnPAC helps you tell the FEC to investigate Robert Murray. Maybe Mr. Murray's been too smart to break the law, but the trail sure does smell.
Finally, Food and Water Watch helps you demand a moratorium on fracking in Pennsylvania. You've no doubt demanded this moratorium before, but there's no harm doing it again, just to ensure they know you're serious about well blowouts, toxic waste disposal, and water that turns brown, lights on fire, or becomes gelatinous when sitting out in a glass on the counter. The once-Republican-leaning suburbs in Montgomery and Bucks counties already have their moratorium, thanks to an alert Republican state Senator who hopes they'll lean his way again, but what of the rest of the state? Don't the people out there count? Do they drink less water or breathe less air than those of us out here in the Philadelphia area? Do they deserve less representation from their representatives? You know the answers to these questions, and you know what to do.