Toffiq al-Bihani has spent the last 16 years in the Guantánamo Bay detainment camp -- despite having been cleared to leave Guantánamo since 2010, with the Saudi Arabian government agreeing to take him back. Has he been charged with anything in all that time? Of course not. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I think it's un-American to stick somebody in a cell for over 16 years without charging them with something. And those who would protest that he's not an American, so he has no rights really need to read the previous sentence and then drink a big glass of STFU. Hence Amnesty International helps you tell our government to release Mr. al-Bihani. You may notice that Amnesty addresses your email to Defense Secretary Mattis, which I guess is an admission that addressing the missive to our President would be a big waste of time. Still, might as well talk to the last remotely sane person in our President's war cabinet, as long as he's there.
Meanwhile, closer to home, SB 22, the famous anti-gerrymandering, redistricting reform bill, will get a Pennsylvania state Senate vote next week, and if it passes -- which seems likely, since it received a unanimous vote out of committee -- it will then move on to the state House; meanwhile, with the nefarious Daryl Metcalfe (E) gutting previous House-introduced anti-gerrymandering bills in the House State Government Committee he apparently rules with an iron fist, HB 722 has been reborn as HB 2402. Hence Fair Districts PA helps you tell PA House Speaker Mike Turzai to ensure that these redistricting reform bills get the hearing they deserve. Like, say, not in Mr. Metcalfe's committee, since Mr. Metcalfe actually came out and said that if Democrats like it, he's not going to do it. When one man acts like a dictator, the rest of us must stand up to him -- until he stands down.
Finally, you may have heard that more than five dozen Fox local TV affiliates ran news reports in late May suggesting that Social Security will start running out of money in just a few years and that benefit cuts are coming. Why, I'm old enough to remember when Social Security was going to run out of money in 2016! Seriously, acting like benefit cuts is TEH ONLY OPTIONZ!!!! is something folks say when they want to raid someone's pension, and news outlets really should avoid the appearance of wanting to raid someone's pension. And the Fox affiliates repeatedly misquoted the 2017 Social Security Board of Trustees report, which sure made the "crisis" seem a lot worse! Why, it's almost like that was the whole idea. So Social Security Works helps you tell these Fox affiliates to stop with the one-sided, factually incorrect reports about Social Security already.