Dow and DuPont have proposed merging into one elephantine corporation worth some $130 billion -- which, gosh, would be like the Yankees and Red Sox merging into one baseball team, except that while a Yankees/Red Sox merger would do little harm to our country other than create one superteam that wins the World Series every year, the proposed Dow/DuPont merger would make two of America's biggest seed manufacturers into one seed manufacturer with the ability to dictate markets to their liking, and that means less choice for small farmers and less choice for us as food consumers. I assume Dow and DuPont's hacks will say their merger will be "better for farmers and consumers," without bothering to explain how, but you know that fewer corporations owning more stuff is worse for competition and innovation, not better. And no one who fears big government interference in markets has any business excusing big corporate interference -- especially since corporations only answer to their shareholders, and not the American people. Hence Food and Water Watch helps you tell the Department of Justice to block the proposed Dow/DuPont merger.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to support H.R. 5779/S. 3252, the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016, then CREDO still helps you do that. I'll brook no eye-rolling about "dead voters voting" and "people voting 20 times," because we've come a long way since the days when voter registration actually reduced fraud. How do I know this? Because if it were really happening today, Tha Bush Mobb would have found more than 80-odd instances of voter fraud in eight years, because you know they were looking very, very hard. Sadly, a lot of folks aren't going to hear that -- after the, ah, close Presidential election of 2000 and the Ohio state government's very public machinations in delivering their state to Mr. Bush in 2004, we've started to get in the habit of declaring every election that doesn't go our way "rigged," and now our Republican Presidential nominee is so bold that he can make that charge three months before Election Day! Still, saying an election is "rigged" is a serious charge, requiring evidence and such. And good Americans shouldn't need to jump through hoops to vote.