Free Press joins with Roots Action in helping you tell our President and Congress to reject the Trans-Pacific "Partnership." Not just because it would subjugate national laws to corporate power, not just because it would do corporate bidding at the expense of good folks like us who are just trying to do well at our jobs -- it's also another international attempt at controlling the internet, and not for your benefit. We know from leaks (because TPP negotiators are notoriously tight-lipped, like they have something to be hide!) that the TPP would let governments cut off your internet access and delete your webpage for perceived copyright infringement -- because, after all, making sure some corporate leech makes money off other people's work is a lot more important than innocent-until-proven-guilty. And do you like being told where to go and what to do on the internet? I didn't think so. You wouldn't let your own government do that to you, because you supported net neutrality and you opposed SOPA and PIPA. So why would you let the governments of the world do that to you?
Meanwhile, H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act, has a a nice title, and it's a short read -- and the problem with it might get by you. Contrary to what you might think, the bill does not say you can keep your health plan if you really like it, no matter how crappy it might be -- the bill says that health insurance corporations can go on offering such crappy plans, outside of the federal and/or state health exchanges to be sure, but that still lets all of the bad stuff the Affordable Care Act outlawed back into the health care industry. In other words, they took a handful of individual health insurance-buyers hostage so they can choke off what little good the Affordable Care Act does -- that it prevents health insurers from kicking people off for pre-existing conditions, and forces health insurers to cover things like preventive care and maternity care. So the National Women's Law Center helps you tell your Congressfolk to oppose H.R. 3350. We don't have to like the Affordable Care Act, but we don't have to take the same old crap from insurance corporations, either.