The Congressional Progressive Caucus, as you know, has lately released "The People's Budget," which would invest in our nation's infrastructure (which you know we must do if you've been attending the Flint water crisis) and would pay for it by making big corporations and rich folks pay more of their fair share in taxes. Now, Republicans control the House and Senate, so of course the People's Budget is not likely to pass this year. But our duty as citizens is to communicate our will to our representatives in our government, regardless of whether they do that will or not, and in doing so we widen the palette of the possible. Right-wingers do this all the time -- it's how we got the debt crisis of 2011 and the controversies over birth control and "religious conscience" we didn't have two decades ago, and all the politically-correct swordfighting right-wingers indulge in these days over who's the most "conservative." So Sign Here Now helps you tell your Reps and Senators to support the People's Budget, and thus support real job creation and real economic recovery in America.
Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (or DEP) has finalized new rules reducing pollution (and thus also health problems) from coal plants, but still exempted the Brunner Island power plant -- which sits near Harrisburg, but whose noxious fumes travel as far south as Philadelphia -- from its regulations, supposedly because Brunner Island hasn't updated its smog controls. Guess who else will argue they should get an exemption from Pennsylvania coal pollution rules? Any other power plant that drags its feet installing the technology that would reduce pollution, that's who. After all, reducing your pollution would cost money and create work for people who redesign and refit power plants, and those are two things that thwart corporate CEOs' income-redistribution-upward-to-themselves plan. But the EPA has the authority to step in, since Brunner Island contributes to other areas exceeding federal smog levels, so the Sierra Club helps you tell the EPA to close the Pennsylvania DEP coal-pollution loophole.
Finally, you no doubt know that, while the Republican Party's delegates during the Presidential nomination process must, with few exceptions, support the candidate to whom they're pledged, the Democratic Party also has "superdelegates," chosen by the Democratic National Committee and free to vote for whomever they like. This is how Hillary Clinton's delegate lead over Bernie Sanders looked insurmountable even after Mr. Sanders's 20-point victory in New Hampshire -- these "superdelegates" have, at this point, mostly pledged to Mrs. Clinton. Of course, most of those superdelegates switched over to Mr. Obama as he seemed inevitable in 2008, but giving some people more say in choosing a Presidential nominee than others remains a fundamentally undemocratic proposition, one national Democrats installed after 1972 after the insurgent candidacy of Sen. McGovern overwhelmed the establishment's choices. Hence Roots Action helps you tell the Democratic Party to get rid of superdelegates, so that Democratic voters can have more of a voice in selecting their nominee.