So Paul Ryan wants to create a commission to "fix" Social Security? What's "broken" about Social Security, which keeps millions of seniors out of poverty and helps them have the dignified retirement they deserve? Well, according to Mr. Ryan, "reforming" Social Security is one way to "tackle the debt and the deficit." You know another way of "tackling the debt and the deficit"? Not passing tax cuts for the rich and for corporations, that's what! But of course Mr. Ryan supported that, and of course he revels in doomsday predictions about Social Security becoming insolvent. Why, I'm old enough to remember when they said Social Security would run out of money in 2016! So Social Security Works helps you tell your Congressfolk to reject any Social Security "Commission" designed to cut our hard-earned benefits, but feel free to go further and tell your Congressfolk that lifting the cap on payroll taxes so that income over $128,400 can be taxed into the system is a better idea.
Meanwhile, Congress is also doing its damnedest to let Equifax avoid telling customers when they're responsible for data breaches! It really is like we have a Bizarro World Congress, one that observes all the negative media coverage over Equifax exposing the personal data of nearly 150 million good Americans to hackers and identity thieves and responds by saying well, let's protect Equifax from all the bad publicity, even though they earned it! Problem solved! And the legislation in question would also overrule stronger state-level laws demanding more disclosure from corporations that lose your data, because, after all, being a conservative is all about letting states do what they like, until they don't do what you like! Hey, I'm just going by the evidence! So Penn PIRG helps you tell your Congressfolk to reject proposed legislation that would give even more corporate welfare handouts to big credit monitoring corporations.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell Facebook to stop marketing its Messenger app to children under 14, then Moms Rising still helps you do that. Frankly, kids have a tough enough time navigating social media without Facebook dangling more shiny objects in front of them, and saying oh, lighten up, liberal, kids can handle more than you thinkis a) inaccurate, given that studies have found that 8th graders are generally unhappier the more they use social media, and b) disrespectful of parents' rights to make those decisions for their children. No, b) is not an exaggeration: kids today have so, so many more avenues to get led down an emotional rabbit hole than we did when we were young, and parents absolutely have the right to tell their kids no to any of it. Otherwise, how can parents even raise children? How can they teach them what's valuable and lasting in our civilization? I sure wouldn't leave it up to social media corporations to teach them that.