A hundred protestors met the beginning of the latest round of Trans-Pacific "Partnership" negotiations in Salt Lake City, a mere week after Wikileaks published a draft of the "deal"'s Intellectual Property chapter, which confirmed our worst fears about internet freedom under a TPP regime -- that it would incorporate the most draconian provisions of the failed SOPA and PIPA bills from early 2012, as well as the ACTA agreement the European Parliament rejected later that same year, preventing you from freely accessing the internet and shutting down content providers (ahem!) merely on suspicion of copyright infringement. This odious "free" trade "deal" would, of course, also subject our environmental laws and labor laws (as well as those of any other nation) to "investor-state tribunals" who could overrule them on some corporation's behalf. I don't think our forebears struggled and died just to see our laws laid to waste by big corporations. Thus both Watchdog.net and CREDO help you tell Congress to reject this nefarious "partnership."
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell the Securities and Exchange Commission to force publicly-traded corporations to disclose their political contributions, then Daily Kos and the People for the American Way still help you do that. Because it is the SEC's job, after all, to protect investors from abuse by corporate CEOs, and because the money CEOs spend to try to elect utter fools like 2012 Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel doesn't actually belong to the CEOs, it belongs to the investors who've put money up in those corporations --in other words, it's your money. And if the Supreme Court is going to pretend that corporations are people and should give as much money as they like to political campaigns, we can at least shine a light on what corporations give to whom. And while some investors may only care about their own bottom line, I think most investors care about more than how much money they have, and don't necessarily want a Congress full of people who only give their constituents the back of their hand.