By now you've heard about Mylan, the corporation that has raised the price of the live-saving medication EpiPen by over 400 percent since 2007. Mylan's CEO, Heather Bresch -- who happens to be Sen. Joe Manchin's daughter, so maybe she can help him out when he loses his 2018 re-election bid -- has been callous enough toward the outrage directed at her corporation that the notorious "pharma bro," Martin Shkreli, clearly sensing a soul mate, has defended her. Ms. Bresch's salary, of course, has also gone up dramatically since 2007, by over 600 percent; if you drew a direct line from the price hike to the salary hike, I wouldn't blame you. Hate to pile on, but Mylan is now also a foreign corporation, having "moved" to the Netherlands in one of those "corporate inversions" that enable big corporations to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. So, no use talking to Mylan any longer -- now it's time to talk to our government, and CREDO helps you tell the Obama Administration to stop big pharma price-gouging of life-saving medications.
Meanwhile, MoveOn helps you tell Enterprise, the auto rental corporation, to dissociate itself from the American Legislative Exchange Council, better known as ALEC. Enterprise is the biggest car rental corporation on Earth, and if you live in the Philadelphia area, you also know (and may use) Enterprise CarShare, which used to be Philly CarShare. There are plenty of reasons a corporation would want to disassociate itself from ALEC -- ALEC has promulgated more reactionary legislation (which often gets introduced verbatim into state legislatures) than any other organization over the last quarter-century or so. However, given that ALEC's second most fervent desire these days (behind redistributing worker income upward to CEOs, of course) is fighting any efforts to save our planet from climate change, Enterprise (which has made specific commitments to fight climate change) might well be embarrassed. Plenty of corporations have pulled out of ALEC over the last few years specifically over their climate change denialism; if we make enough noise, we may be able to get one more to do it.