Public Citizen's latest email missive reminds us of "the growing chasm between Trump's fiery trade talk and his lack of deliverables as president to date," and helps you tell your Congressfolk to put people before corporations when considering whatever "free" trade deals might come our way in the future. President Trump did withdraw us from the Trans-Pacific "Partnership," and deserves credit for that no matter how many "liberal" media punditoids squeal BUT THE CHINAZ WILLZ CONTROLZ TEH PACIFIKZ!!!!, but trade deficits are still going up, the evidence that corporations are "bringing back jobs" remains just as anecdotal as it was under Mr. Obama, and Mr. Trump has pointedly refused to demand an end to the most odious mechanism in "free" trade deals, the "investor-state dispute settlement" system that nullifies our laws and forces us to pay tribute to "wronged" corporations. So we have to make sure our Congressfolk remember how unpopular "free" trade deals are.
Meanwhile, S. 2155, the so-called Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, would reduce regulatory scrutiny on too-big-to-fail banksters, and so Americans for Financial Reform helps you tell your Congressfolk to protect good Americans from financial predators by rejecting S. 2155. Republicans have really done a number on our protections against financial predators this year -- Congress nullified the CFPB's proscription against forced arbitration clauses in customer contracts with banks (because what's more popular than taking away someone's right to a trial and forcing them into a private court in which they'll most likely lose?), and the President installed a far-right-wing crony, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, as CFPB's head, and Mr. Mulvaney has promptly scuttled an investigation into Equifax, since customers having their identities stolen is also so, so popular. They act like they can do whatever they like! But we can remind them otherwise, and in volume.
Finally, given the recent news that HUD Secretary Ben Carson might have abused his position to aid business interests belonging to his son and daughter-in-law -- and, well, a few dozen other news items over the past year-plus! -- People for the American Way helps you tell your Congressfolk to investigate the Trump Administration for its alleged ethics problems. Keep in mind that when I say "alleged," I don't mean to imply there aren't that many allegations, because there are plenty -- when Tha Bush Mobb's own ethics chief says we've never seen "financial conflicts of interest...with foreign governments" like this, you're better off assuming the problem is more in the proof than the discovery. Don't worry about right-wingers getting their shorts in a bunch defending "their President" -- this President just said that not clapping at his State of the Union address is a treasonous offense, so the right has shot its wad here.