SignOn helps you tell the Bureau of Land Management to stop leasing federal lands for fracking. Why? You know, besides the damage fracking causes to our water table? Well, California has over 80,000 farms; chances are pretty good that even if you don't live in California, you buy a lot of food that gets grown there, particularly organic produce. Think fracking underneath all of that is a good idea? Now a U.S. District Court judge ruled earlier this month that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act by auctioning off some 1,750 square miles of the Monterey Shale without doing the review the Act requires (in fact, BLM simply declared any "hard look" at fracking to be "outside its jurisdiction," which is odd, since it was selling off oil and gas leases). The judge wouldn't invalidate the leases, but ordered both plaintiff and defendant to submit a remedy. But we got their remedy right here!
Meanwhile, the Parents Television Council still helps you tell your Congressfolk that you want to be able to buy cable TV channels a la carte. A la carte cable packaging would be a powerful tool to battle the shallowness and violence in our culture, because it would allow us to buy only the cable channels we want to buy, without having to buy the rest in some corporate package. While we should boycott advertisers of programs and channels we find shameful, only when they're being threatened at the pocketbook will those programs and channels ever hold themselves accountable to us, their consumers. You may not like Fox News or ESPN or MTV, but even if you're not watching them, you're still paying for them; why would they ever change, as long as they're getting paid? People consume a lot of shallow and violent content not because they're looking for it, but because it's there. With a la carte cable packaging, we can help put a stop to that.