Both Common Cause and People for the American Way help you tell your Congressfolk to support a constitutional amendment allowing our government to rein in the big-money influence unleashed by the Supreme Court's regrettable Citizens United v. FEC decision. I'm old enough to remember when our leaders deliberated over whether we should limit donations or merely disclose them; now, for Senate Majority Leader Upon Whom God Super-Smiles Mitch McConnell, even disclosure amounts to "bullying." And the forces who like having their campaigns bankrolled by billionaires have dredged up the Stupidest Arguments Evah to buttress their position, like ZOMG TEH GUBMINTZ WILL CENSOR TEH CANDIDATEZ!!!! or SILENCEZ TEH PREACHURZ!!!! Both of which happened when, exactly, under the McCain-Feingold regime? Oh, right, never. Just don't expect that Sen. McCain is anxious to support such an amendment, either -- he voted to filibuster the last one, and he's got an election next year, dadgummit, which means he has to act extra mean for a while.
Meanwhile, Rep. Slaughter (D-NY) has reintroduced H.R. 1552, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, which would phase out the rampant use of antibiotics on healthy farm animals, since doing so is neither (per Section 5) a "medically important antimicrobial" or an instance of "nonroutine disease control." Why is it not medically important? Because factory farm corporations pump their animals full of antibiotics mainly to ramp up their meat content and help them better tolerate the squalid conditions in which they live. Why is it not "nonroutine"? Because if our culture gives four out of every five antibiotics in America to healthy farm animals, you can safely call that "routine." The whole point of H.R. 1552 is to make sure we don't cause a situation where antibiotics simply stop working because we've overdosed so many animals that we've created antibiotic-resistant superbugs that'll take us back to a world where the next cut could kill you. So CREDO helps you tell your Congressfolk to support H.R. 1552 and thus prevent the catastrophic growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.