As you've heard, the process of electing a new House Speaker has become, shall we say, a bit more convoluted of late, as House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has taken himself out of the running, and though reports alleged an affair between Mr. McCarthy and another House Rep, I won't discount the possibility Republicans cooked up that story to make Mr. McCarthy's decision seem, well, normal -- since your gut probably tells you he didn't want the job because the House Republican caucus has gone bat-guano. At any rate, now is not the time to pretend that we have to "deal with" crazy people because they "have power." They have no power but the power we the people allow them. Hence CREDO helps you tell Democratic leadership not to cave to any manufactured hostage crisis over the budget, and Public Citizen still helps you tell your Reps to pass clean budget deals, with no corporate giveaways. Don't let Democrats say they're worried about getting blamed for shutting the government down if they stand their ground. When you stand your ground, people have your back.
Meanwhile, CREDO also helps you tell our government to comply with a "full and transparent" investigation into our government's bombing of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz. Note well that the "liberal" media took nearly two days to start parroting the line that the Taliban used the hospital as a "human shield," and that assertion essentially amounts to a personal attack on Doctors Without Borders. You know what I always say: once your opponents resort to personal attacks, they've lost the argument. In fact, go ahead and say that to every single moron who tells you you're wrong because "you're getting your information from the liberal media," since that's also a personal attack. And I'll brook no hostage-crisis rhetoric from right-wingers that such an investigation weakens the war effort and/or endangers the troops. If a war can wither under the weight of such an investigation, then the war obviously isn't worth fighting to begin with. And what's the best way to keep our troops out of harm's way again? Don't send them off to stupid wars, that's what.
Finally, you remember that Alabama not only requires its citizens to produce photo ID at the polling place -- a requirement that already puts an unfair onus on those seniors, poor folks, and minorities who've never needed that photo ID before, or who lack the means to get the ID -- but is also closing DMV offices all over the state (blaming a "budget crisis," which of course can only ever be resolved by hurting the citizenry!), such that 28 of Alabama's 67 counties will have not one single DMV. Would it surprise you to learn that those 28 counties serve a lot of black voters? So People for the American Way helps you tell your Congressfolk to support H.R. 2867/S. 1659, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would give our government more power to stop state-level voting rights violations like Alabama's, and CREDO helps you tell U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate Alabama's actions. The Supreme Court may have eviscerated the Voting Rights Act in its Shelby County v. Holder decision, but our Attorney General can still investigate, and we can restore voting rights with the Voting Rights Advancement Act.