CREDO helps you tell the Federal Reserve to implement the "Volcker rule" now. The Volcker rule, named for former Fed Chair Paul Volcker, would prevent banks from using their account holders' money in risky securities bets. But the Fed has delayed implementing that rule for another two years, supposedly because banksters need time to wind down their casino economy-related activities. What a bunch of whiners! These banksters are our Best and Brightest, or so they always tell us, and they're presently rolling in more dough than ever, so why can't they figure out how to comply with the will of the people in due time? Yes, I said "the will of the people" -- people prefer banks to be banks, to keep deposits safe and to make loans to businesses so they can grow our economy, not to get embroiled in the hifalutin financial "instruments" that crashed our economy in 2008.
Meanwhile, Amnesty International helps you tell the Obama Administration to release Guantánamo Bay prisoner Shaker Aamer and close the detention center permanently, a mere six years after Mr. Obama said he'd close it. Mr. Aamer has been in Guantánamo for 12 years, apparently another of our infamous "too difficult to prosecute, but too dangerous to release" prisoners -- but then Mr. Aamer has described alleged torture by our government in 2006 in rather voluminous and disturbing detail, so maybe that's why he's "too dangerous to release," though Tha Bush Mobb cleared him for release in 2007 (while admitting it had no evidence of terroristic activity on his part) and the Obama Administration did so again in 2009. Fact is, if he was really involved in terrorism against our country, we'd have put him in jail by now. Strange how so many folks in Guantánamo just can't be convicted of, or even charged with, anything. Makes you think it's all a scam.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell Congress to support paid sick leave legislation, Moms Rising still helps you do that. In the middle of flu season, too! You know the drill by now -- four out of five low-wage workers can't get paid sick time, which means they go to work ill, which means they make other people ill, which may not impress you until you realize these workers handle your food, take care of the elderly, or change the sheets in your hotel room. More and more often, our corporate CEOs are realizing (though not nearly in great enough numbers yet) that paid sick leave actually saves their companies money in the long run -- and that foisting sick workers on their customers gives them a PR black eye from which they find it hard to recover. Sadly, the Congress that just took office is about as ignorant about such wisdom as a Congress can be. But we will always be here to educate them, no matter how steep their learning curve.