CREDO helps you tell WalMart to pay its workers $15/hour. Folks tempted to say LEAVE WALMART ALOOOOOOONE!!!!!! should recall that while, yes, WalMart did raise its minimum wage for its hourly workers earlier this year, it only did so after years of protests, strikes, and bad publicity, and WalMart has followed this pay hike by cutting jobs and hours for many of its employees, while its executives continue to plow corporate profits into stock buybacks, a strategy our government used to frown upon back in the day, out of a fear that it would influence free markets unduly. So we're not only looking at one-step-forward-three-steps-back behavior from WalMart, we're also looking at a corporation that needs intense public pressure to take that one step forward to begin with, and at a world where no corporation changes its behavior without pressure. Contemporary "free" marketeers should remember that concentrated power anywhere, not just in government, must be checked by the people -- and corporations have now concentrated more power than they've had at any time over the last 80 years.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell Congress to support legislation requiring food product labels to tell you whether or not those products contain genetically-modified organisms (or GMOs), then Consumers Union still helps you do that. You may point out in your missive that "legislation supporting food labeling" most emphatically does not include H.R. 1599, the so-called Safe And Accurate Food Labeling Act, which pre-empts state efforts to force GMO food labeling and which also creates yet another voluntary labeling system like the one we already have where no one labels their GMO foods. "Legislation supporting food labeling" would more precisely include H.R. 913, the Genetically-Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, which would actually prohibit the sale of GMO food unless it's labeled as such. H.R. 913 even contains sensible exceptions, i.e., for farmers who try to grow organically but find their seed contaminated by genetically-modified seed that blew in from a nearby "experiment." Really, what do big ag corporations have to hide?