If you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 4505/S. 2177, the Restoring Overtime Pay Act, then CREDO still helps you do that. The Restoring Overtime Pay Act would hike the figure beneath which employers must pay time-and-a-half for overtime to around $48,000, up from $24,000, meaning more good Americans would make more money. You may recall that the Obama Administration tried to raise this standard, but a federal judge struck it down, ruling (correctly, I think) that it didn't properly take the executive/administrative job duties exception into account. But the Restoring Overtime Pay act would amend the National Labor Relations Act such that it essentially nullifies that exception for employees who make less than $48,000. Considering that I've always believed that "administrative" duties, for example, deserve overtime pay, I'll take it -- and so will a lot of American workers.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell the EPA to scuttle its effort to discard so-called "secret" science in its rulemaking processes, then the Sierra Club still helps you do that. The EPA would supposedly only use "publicly-available" scientific data to make decisions about how to protect our clean air and clean water. To a lot of good Americans, that probably sounds like common sense. But it's actually nonsense: virtually all good science contains data that identifies good Americans, which means it contains private data (or, in the EPA's parlance, "secret" science), and the EPA has made plenty of good decisions about clean air and clean water without having to reveal the names of people who got asthma or cancer from dirty air and dirty water. Calling all that "secret" science is almost clever -- I say "almost" because I insist cleverness have some utility. And not be evil. So let's kill this pro-pollution effort.