You've heard of President Trump's notorious ban on transgendered soldiers, which should go into effect in a few months? S. 1820 would prevent our government from kicking out (or denying re-enlistment to) any soldier merely on the basis of gender identity. Barry Goldwater once said he didn't care if soldiers were straight as long as they could shoot straight, and it's good to see that sentiment resonating with Americans, and it's also good that even "liberal" media outlets were so quick to report that the "health care costs" associated with transgendered soldiers don't compare even to the cost of sending the President to his Mar-a-Lago resort every weekend. So Freedom for All Americans helps you tell your Reps to reject the President's ban on transgendered soldiers and support S. 1820. And remember: the arc of history bends toward justice, even if that arc looks awfully flat while you're standing under it.
Meanwhile, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt -- another one who thinks "listening to the people" means "only listening to big polluters" -- has announced his intention to roll back the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which mandated reductions in carbon emissions from power plants. "The war on coal is over," he said, no doubt proud of himself for invoking a "war on" something so that he can distract you from the actual war he's waging on clean air and clean water. In the last month, two American states got hammered by hurricanes, Puerto Rico got absolutely destroyed by two hurricanes, and California suffered wildfires of unprecedented size, and if you're ready to argue that that's just one bad month, I'm ready to argue that the bad months are getting a whole lot worse thanks to climate change. Of course the EPA has to take public comments on its plan to roll back the Clean Power Plan, so the Environmental Defense Fund helps you tell the EPA to support efforts against pollution by keeping the Clean Power Plan.
Finally, as the EPA and the DOT both try to roll back federal fuel efficiency standards that reduce pollution and save good Americans money at the fuel pump, H.R. 4011/S. 1273, the so-called Fuel Economy Harmonization Act, would open up a loophole in these standards. Currently automobile manufacturing corporations get credits for exceeding those standards, and can use those credits to offset substandard performance in other years; this bill would increase the number of years they can use those credits, and would double the size of the credits in the short term and triple them in five years -- all of which means automakers could skirt the standards a lot more easily! If that all sounds a bit esoteric, that's only because the bill is the product of pedantic minds who go looking for loopholes everywhere instead of just doing the right thing. Hence the Union of Concerned Scientists helps you call your Congressfolk and tell them to reject the pro-pollution, pro-hurting-people's-wallets Fuel Economy Harmonization Act.