The best way to stop runaway CEO pay? Call all of a CEO's sources of income (dividends, stock options, et cetera) what they are -- income -- and then institute a 91% tax bracket on annual income above $1 million. That won't make CEOs "just stop working" once they hit a million bucks, nor would it be so bad if, say, actors stop working once they hit that million, because that would leave more work for other actors. And a CEO thus restrained won't let all that extra money sit in the corporate bank account, lest it be taxed -- but he'll build more facilities and pay more people to do more work, which will actually create jobs and stimulate the economy. And cutting CEO pay also curtails a CEO's ability to buy more corporate welfare from Congress. Short that 91% tax bracket, we can try to curtail CEO pay by telling large shareholders to curtail CEO pay in shareholder resolutions. Hence Sum of Us helps you tell Blackrock, an asset manager with voting shares in just about every public corporation on Earth, to start voting against absurd CEO pay packages.
Meanwhile, you've probably heard about "conversion therapy," which purports to change gays into straight people, presumably because God hates gays or something. God made gays, so God hating gays would be hard to figure, but some of God's purported servants would inflict some pretty awful abuses upon gays in the name of "conversion," and these include forcible re-enactment of past sexual abuses and certain "exercises" involving intimate touching and nudity. Does that sound like therapy to you? Thankfully, this doesn't sound like therapy to just about any major medical or psychological professional organization in America. Professionalism does still count for something, right? Even when it doesn't give people the answers they want? And this isn't a matter "between consenting adults," either -- not when one of the "consenting" adults winds up wanting to commit suicide, which often happens during this "therapy." The Federal Trade Commission (or FTC) has the authority to outlaw quack therapies because of the harm they do to consumers, so CREDO helps you tell the FTC to outlaw "conversion therapy."
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your state legislature to make voter registration automatic, then Roots Action still helps you do that. As you know, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 let you opt in to getting registered to vote when you get a driver's license, but legislation lately passed in four states requires you to opt out of voter registration at the DMV, which streamlines the process considerably and allows more people to vote on Election Day. Voter registration used to serve a purpose, back in the day when paperwork didn't exist to the degree it does now, but these days registration has become a bit of a hindrance. Put a few beers in some right-wingers (and this is more true now than it was eight years ago, I'd say) and they'll tell you that hindering the vote is the whole idea! If people aren't going to vote the right way, they'll say, then they shouldn't be voting at all! Even I've had right-wingers say this to me! But they don't get all the say around here -- or, at least, they shouldn't.