In light of the Supreme Court's Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado decision -- which reversed a lower court decision concerning a cake shop that wouldn't bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, but affirmed that our Constitution doesn't bestow a "right to discriminate" to businesses that serve the public -- the ACLU helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 2282/S. 1006, the Equality Act. What would the Equality Act do? It would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 so that its protections explicitly include gay and transgender folks, which would go a long way toward fighting the "religious" "conscience" objections, since no one (at least for now!) asserts a right to discriminate against people of color based on, for example, the Hamitic myth. But too many good Americans claim a "right" to discriminate simply by saying "Jesus told me." Replace the word "Jesus" with, say, the word "Moloch," and you'd see how absurd that is.
Meanwhile, Free Press helps you tell the FBI to drop the "Black Identity Extremist" label it's been using to spy on black activists. You and I may see peaceful black protestors in the streets, but the FBI sees "violent extremists," and it's no use arguing that they're just preparing for the worst, not when this kind of "preparing for the worst" causes violence. And not with this President in office, the one sieg-heiled by various Nazi wannabes before he was inaugurated, the one who didn't know hate crimes were on the rise after his inauguration though he already knew who was criticizing him on Twitter, the one who thinks black NFL players should maybe be deported for not standing at attention while the national anthem is playing. I mean, seriously, where's the "white identity extremist" label describing a far, far larger share of domestic terrorism? Nowhere to be found -- unless the FBI is contemplating a "fine people" label that means the same thing.
Finally, MoveOn helps you tell the Department of Education's Inspector General to investigate some of the strange doings of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. You remember Ms. DeVos, don't you? The one who couldn't get confirmed by the Senate without Vice President Pence's tie-breaking vote? Her tenure hasn't exactly taken off from there -- you could point to protestors following her everywhere or her failure to visit impoverished public schools or her apparent cluelessness in a recent 60 Minutes interview, but the Inspector General won't investigate that stuff, because it's just embarrassing. Now, her order to scuttle thousands of civil rights cases because they had a backlog? Her getting rid of the unit that looks into for-profit college fraud? Her delay of loan forgiveness for students defrauded by said for-profit colleges? The Inspector General sure as hell could look into all of that, because it might represent law-breaking.