CREDO helps you tell the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to investigate FBI and DHS surveillance of political organizations and activists. Recent news reports inform us that FBI and DHS personnel have visited certain folks in Cleveland, just to, you know, ask them what they might be up to during the Republican National Convention. Of course, you remember this sort of thing, and worse, happening frequently during the run up to the Iraq war and the Occupations of 2011, to name two examples. And Congress, of course, cares little about such oversight, since they'd only be performing it on behalf of their bosses, the American people, and not some big corporate donor who can ensure their re-election -- in fact, the Orlando tragedy has made Congress antsy to conduct more surveillance on the people. Of course, the preferences of Congress are only meaningful because they say they are -- they are not meaningful because they reflect the values of a civilized society, for example, unless they actually reflect those values, which they won't, unless we speak up en masse.
Meanwhile, American Rivers helps you tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation to improve their projects on the lower Yellowstone River so that the pallid sturgeon can survive. The pallid sturgeon has been swimming around for over 75 million years, but scientists tell us that fewer than 150 pallid sturgeon are still alive, and that no wild-born pallid sturgeon has reproduced in many, many decades. (Keep the Viagra-for-fish jokes sheathed, please. And I do mean sheathed.) Perhaps not coincidentally, we've been building dams on the Yellowstone for decades, with very little regard for the wild animals already living there, and that's dramatically reduced fish populations. If you're inclined to declare that the pallid sturgeon must be one of Donald Trump's "little three-inch fishes" that supposedly cause all the drought in California, please do two things: 1) slap yourself, and 2) consider whether wiping out a species is ever really a good idea. Once a species is gone, no Jurassic Park-style shenanigans can ever bring it back.