If you've missed previous opportunities to tell your state legislators to sign on to a letter opposing the "investor-state dispute settlement" (or ISDS) system commonly found in "free" trade pacts like NAFTA, then Public Citizen still helps you do that. Hilariously, ALEC circulated a letter supporting the job-killing, law-nullifying ISDS mechanism earlier this year -- and a staggering twelve legislators signed on. Then Public Citizen circulated its anti-ISDS letter, and by the end of May garnered almost four times the signatories ALEC got. Just about everyone in the real world opposes an unaccountable court system with the power to nullify our laws and exact tribute from taxpayers for the "harm" caused by said laws. Unfortunately, most of the folks who do support such an unaccountable court system are in Congress and in our President's cabinet -- and that's why we have to keep fighting.
Meanwhile, Demand Progress helps you tell Amazon to stop selling their should-be-notorious Rekognition spyware to local police departments. Spying software that can find a mere hundred faces in a crowd (and, ah, isn't so good at correctly identifying the non-white faces) sure sounds like bad spying software, until you consider its real purpose: to harass protestors into silence. In an era where our government tries to hang felony rioting charges on over 200 J20 protestors, it's not hard to see the purpose of being able to "rekognize" a hundred people in a crowd and then follow them around until they give up speaking truth to power. Of course, as a real law-and-order devotee, you would also see a broad invitation to violate these good Americans' rights, by gathering information on them without probable cause. No, protesting our government isn't "probable cause." It's being an American.
Finally, the Tahirih Justice Center has begun a petition on Change.org which helps you tell our Attorney General to reverse his decision to deny asylum to folks running from domestic violence. He doesn't give a damn what you think, believing himself and the Administration to which he belongs to have been "ordained" by God, but our duty remains our duty. I'm going to go ahead and make the same two points I made the other day, because Mr. Sessions clearly has no answer for them if he's resorting to the letters of Paul to justify his actions. One, it'd be different if the governments these good folks are running from could actually protect them from domestic violence, but guess what? They can't. Two, if you think we shouldn't be letting folks in who are running from real trouble but we should be letting folks in just to work the President's hotels and wineries, you really have no standing to debate this issue at all.