CREDO helps you tell big corporations like WalMart, AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to stop donating millions of dollars to the Republican State Leadership Committee (or RSLC). Why? Well, as Mother Jones reports, the RSLC has been working these last few years to shoehorn huge numbers of black folks into "majority-minority" districts, so that they have less say in other districts. I'm not sure Republican majorities in so many state legislatures (and in Congress) is the result of that -- if the Democrats had done more in 2009 and 2010, Republicans wouldn't have done nearly as well as they did -- but I am pretty sure these majorities continue, in large part, because they've redrawn districts to their advantage once they got the power. I'm also pretty sure the Supreme Court will hear a lot of challenges to these districts, but that'll take time, and this Court isn't noted for seeing what's right in front of it. The good news? Telling these corporations they're responsible for resegregating America is a Big Stick of Bad PR they won't ignore. So let's use what we've got.
Meanwhile, the government of New York state just banned fracking, so Food and Water Watch helps you tell Gov.-elect Tom Wolf to ban fracking in Pennsylvania, too. Mr. Wolf did not advocate a fracking ban while running for election -- he ran on imposing impact fees on gas drillers, which Pennsylvania's Act 13, that shining example of small-government conservatism, made optional -- but surely he knows which way the wind blows, especially after the state Supreme Court struck down Act 13's provision preventing municipalities from enacting their own environmental safeguards on fracking. Fracking has never been popular in Pennsylvania, and though the state still has a Republican House and Senate, remember that Republican Senators from the Philly suburbs snuck in a fracking ban for their constituents into the state's 2012 budget, and remember, also, how many months the legislature delayed passing Act 13 simply because it was so unpopular. Turns out pollution is unpopular. Turns out dirty water is unpopular. I wonder how the "liberal" media missed it.