S.J.Res. 52, the "resolution of disapproval" that would take down the FCC's recent net neutrality repeal, now counts the entire Democratic Senate caucus of 49 members as sponsors; Maine Republican Susan Collins has also indicated she'll vote for the resolution, giving it 50 out of 100 votes. That means we need one more vote, and the rest of the Republican caucus seems united against it; yes, Sen. Kennedy (R-LA) has hemmed and hawed, but one has to wonder if that's just part of the drama they want to create. Their drama doesn't matter, of course: if we speak out loudly enough, someone will break, and thus help us restore the principle that you, not some corporation, should determine where you want to go on the internet, and that internet corporations shouldn't be able censor, block or throttle websites or give preferential treatment to those other corporations that give them tribute. Hence US PIRG helps you tell your Senators to support internet freedom by supporting S.J.Res. 52.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to defy the Administration's budget proposal and demand that the Environmental Protection Agency receive all the funding it needs to do its job, then Environmental Action helps you do that. It's not like the folks who want to breathe clean air and drink clean water are some minority in America, after all! Yet when Republicans control any part of our government, they force-feed us a diet of BIG GUBMINT BAD!!! and REGULASHUNZ KILLZ TEH JOBZ!!!! and TEH BATTULZ FOR TEH CLEAN AIRZ AND TEH CLEAN WATURZ ARE ALREADYZ WONZ!!!!! Yes, they really say that last thing, as if science never progresses, and as if dismantling the very regulations that protect our air and water won't somehow result in, you know, dirty air and dirty water. But most Americans know the value of a rule of law that protects that air and water -- and law and order must be funded, after all.
Finally, McDonald's has committed to sourcing its American chicken from farms that avoid overprescribing antibiotics. That's no small thing, since four out of every five antibiotics in America get used not on sick people or sick animals, but on healthy feed animals, and that means more antibiotic-resistant superbugs, more dead Americans, and the spectre of a future where the next cut you get means death. But, ah, McDonald's isn't known for its chicken, right? McDonald's has sold "billions and billions" of hamburgers, commitment to fight against antibiotic abuse would be more effective, if it actually sourced its beef from farms that don't abuse antibiotics. Yeah, it may not be cheaper in the short run, but a) Big Macs ain't exactly expensive now and b) why does the short run matter more than the long run? Hence Consumer Reports helps you tell McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook to source beef and pork from more antibiotic-free farms.