If you've missed previous opportunities to tell the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (or CFPB) to force banks to stop putting forced arbitration clauses in your contracts with them, then the Courage Campaign still helps you do that. Forced arbitration clauses prevent you from taking your bank to court -- and banks typically put these clauses in fine print in the contracts you sign with them merely by opening an account with them. And then, when banks lose your money or charge exorbitant fees, you're stuck with taking them to an arbitrator -- and while the bank may not be paying the arbitrator, is surely doesn't select arbitrators with a pronounced habit of ruling against them. Arbitration, as you know, started out as a way of keeping corporations from clogging up the court system -- but corporations still file four out of five lawsuits in America, and they also get to take away your right to challenge them in court, and as part of a class, if need be. And tort "reformers" can tell you all the isolated anecdotes about "frivolous lawsuits" they want, and it still won't compare to a stolen right.
Meanwhile, you may have heard that Americans actually throw away close to half the produce our nation produces, mainly because of the "unrealistic and unyielding cosmetic standards" we apply to our fruit and vegetables. Standards that result in fairly tasteless food, I should add -- the best green pepper I've ever tasted remains the runt we grew in our backyard. But this is the price we pay when we grow food to be sold rather than eaten, a price we can measure in actual dollars lost -- $160 billion annually, according to one government tally. And, hate to pile on, but this food waste "accounts for about 8% of global climate pollution, more than India or Russia." Just for more reference, India has a billion people in it. So now some American grocery corporations have decided to donate their unsold produce to charity -- most of the waste happens on the farm, before it even gets to the store, but you do what you can -- but WalMart has, apparently, not changed its policy of putting unsold produce in the trash. So Sum of Us helps you tell WalMart to change its ways and donate its unsold produce to charity.