Close to three in 10 households don't have enough bank service around them, and so must turn to payday lenders or loansharks to get through tough times -- so why would anyone oppose the idea of the U.S. Postal Service offering basic banking services, like savings accounts, paycheck cashing, bill paying, and small lending? Particularly when banksters don't build out into underserved areas? Maybe it's because "objectively pro-usury," or because they're "objectively pro-poverty," or because they're "objectively pro-death spiral of debt." Seriously, you could reasonably accuse a politician who opposes postal banking of any of these things in campaign ads, and that politician would lose their re-election no matter how gerrymandered their district. But we don't even need the approval of Super-Awesome and Great and Perfect Real American President Paul Ryan for the USPS to offer basic banking services -- the Post Office already has the authority to offer them, if it chooses. Hence Sign for Good helps you tell the U.S. Postmaster General to start offering basic banking services to working families.
Meanwhile, from the "if you thought the Pharma Bro was bad" department: the cheaper of Vertex's two relatively new cystic fibrosis drug treatments costs patients (are you sitting down?) over $250,000 annually. And you won't be surprised to learn their reasoning for the high prices: because they invested a lot of money, because they need to charge a lot of money to invest in other drug treatments, and because, hell, Vertex has only made a profit once in the last 26 years! Of course, that last statement alone doesn't discount the possibility that they don't make a profit because they don't run their corporation very well -- or because they pay their executives too much (Vertex's CEO made close to $46 million last year). In any case, Juliana Keeping, whose petition at Change.org helps you tell Vertex to price its drugs more compassionately, puts it rather succinctly: "if we cannot afford it, it's as if it doesn't exist at all." And if we really can draw a direct line between Cystic Fibrosis Foundation donations and Vertex, then they're liars in addition to being greedheads.