If you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Senators to reject the idea of stationing armed Secret Service folks at polling places, then CREDO still helps you do that. Yes, the Homeland (sic) Security (sic) appropriations bill that came out of the House actually lets our government do that; the Senate could strip the provision from the bill, and thus prevent our government from intimidating voters. Sadly, some people actually do support such voter intimidation, and they're more likely to just come out and say that they're trying to keep the wrong people from voting. It does not seem to occur to these folks that once Democrats get the Presidency back, as they inevitably will, they'll be able to deploy armed personnel at the voting booth, too, and keep their perceived enemies from voting. Maybe they think the Rapture, or an American President-for-Life, will happen first.
Meanwhile, Good Jobs Nation helps you tell Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to stop wage theft from truck drivers in his fair city. Port of L.A. trucking corporations pilfer about $850 million from truck drivers annually, from truck drivers who do not exactly swim in money to begin with. Mr. Garcetti might run for President in 2020, and none other than George Will plumped him up in a recent editorial, so you have every right to imagine that Mr. Garcetti is just another let's-all-get-along Democrat who'll let big corporations hurt whomever they like. Of course, if that's not really him --and I do prefer to believe the best about people! -- he could prove it by telling corporations to stop turning their employees into "independent contractors," which is their main tactic for stealing wages. After all, what good is power if you're not going to use it?
Finally, the FCC may have killed federal net neutrality regulations, but some two dozen city mayors have signed a pledge to refuse to do any municipal business with internet service-providing corporations unless they treat all their network traffic the same -- and, you know, a lot of people live in cities, enough that the Verizons and Comcasts of the world might find it too difficult to have one set of rules for urban areas and another for rural areas. Hence Free Press and a few other good-government organizations help you tell your city's Mayor to pledge not to do any of their city's business with corporations that won't protect our internet freedom. They can ignore our will and cause us pain all they want, but they'll have to answer to us -- whether that's in a court of law or the marketplace. And that's the way it ought to be in America.