The Coalition on Human Needs helps you tell the Senate to help the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have come to the American border for asylum. Dealing with the huge number of kids who've fled poverty and violence isn't as simple a matter as Sen. Johnson (E-WI) said it was a few weeks ago -- it's not a matter of buying plane tickets on Orbitz and shipping them back. America is a country of laws, not of air-headed right-wing Senators, and Americans understand that the matter of deciding whether an unaccompanied kid from Honduras should get asylum in America is a serious one, involving making sure they have access to all the legal help they need to make the best case they can. But funds for these matters will start running out next month -- when Congress is off, as fate would have it -- and our government may not even have the money to keep them safe and fed while the wheels of justice grind. And hello! Children! Who, by definition, require protection! And anyone who fears millions of children secretly running bombs and drugs into America watches too damn much TV.
Meanwhile, more than one million good folks have filed public comments with the FCC in support of the strongest possible network neutrality rules, but the FCC is already lining up its excuses. Former Republican FCC Commissioner got the occasional media consolidation comment referencing the Peloponnesian War? Since when did we equate anecdotal evidence with science? And a GWU law professor suggests that "the vast majority" of comments are "utterly worthless" because only the big corporations have the money to argue issues in-depth? Or is he just calling the American people stupid because only big corporations have the money to contort facts and arguments for their own financial benefit? This is America, and it ain't that damn hard to do the right thing: letting corporations favor some websites over others curtails the customer's freedom -- it lets the corporations pick internet winners and losers, when people should be picking them. Maybe if the FCC Commissioners ventured out of their Beltway bubble a little more, they might see it better. So Free Press helps you tell the FCC to hold public meetings on network neutrality.