Maybe Republicans are getting nervous, because Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act (among other nefarious sections) expires in less than two weeks, and All-Powerful Great and Glorious Real American President of Awesomeness Mitch McConnell has introduced S. 1357, which would reauthorize the PATRIOT Act's expiring provisions for two more months. So the Electronic Frontier Foundation helps you tell your Senators to reject any short- or long-term reauthorization of Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. Section 215, you may recall, is where the NSA claims authority to vacuum up all American metadata from, though the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected that reasoning. The Senate loves saying it needs "more time" to "get it right." Hello! You jerks reauthorized this crap four years ago! The fact that y'all wasted most of that time doesn't mean you get more time now. Seriously, they sound like schoolkids begging for more time to complete work because they misspent the time they had.
Meanwhile, Monsanto plans to buy Swiss big ag corporation Syngenta and then turn itself into a Swiss corporation for tax purposes, though they'll still be contaminating organic seed, and then suing farmers whose crops have been contaminated by Monsanto's GMO seed for "intellectual property theft", here in the U.S. -- they just won't be paying very much in corporate taxes here in the U.S. If this all sounds familiar, that's because Burger King accomplished the same feat last year by buying Canadian donut-and-coffee chain Tim Hortons and pretending they're all Canadian now. Hence MoveOn helps you tell Congress to pass H.R. 415/S. 198, the Stop Corporate Inversions Act. The Stop Corporate Inversions Act would amend the Internal Revenue Code so that corporations that try to "move" "overseas" in the manner of Burger King would still be subject to American taxation -- and thus would be less able to evade their responsibility to help pay for the roads, bridges, police, firefighters, and teachers. You know, the things we all support with our taxes.
Finally, the Land and Water Conservation Fund expires in September, and some members of Congress would like to kill it -- since, after all, it's been a fairly successful conservation program for 50 years, and every good thing government does must be killed, in order to prove that government does nothing good! The LWCF is our government's main method of acquiring and protecting lands for public parks and wildlife refuges, so killing the LWCF means more land for more corporations, which in turn means more oil drilling, more gas drilling, and more development, which all means more pollution. No one argues that we should stop all development and designate all land as a wildlife habitat -- we merely propose that our government have the means to do our will in preserving some of that land, not merely to be enjoyed by future generations, but to provide resources in the present (like clean water) for all of us. So CREDO helps you tell Congress to permanently extend and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.