You've no doubt had your fill by now of folks like Donald Trump saying they'll prevent Muslims from coming to America. Well, H.R. 5207, the Freedom of Religion Act, would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act so that "an alien may not be denied admission to the United States because of the alien’s religion or lack of religious beliefs." The good news? This bill already has 112 House sponsors! The bad news? Only one, soon-to-be-retired Richard Hanna of New York, is a Republican. Wasn't it David Frum who said, many years ago, that Democrats hate their base while Republicans live in fear of theirs? Maybe they're not afraid of their base so much as they use their base. Whatever the case, clearly we're not shaming Republicans enough -- 9.11 happened on their President's watch, and now they do nothing but stoke fear and rage against anyone with brown skin who doesn't wear a cross around their neck. So Americans United for the Separation of Church and State helps you tell your Reps to support H.R. 5207, and thus support real religious freedom in America.
Meanwhile, you know that President Obama signed Congress's GMO-labeling "compromise" -- the one which might result in a strong federal GMO-labeling standard down the road, but which kills Vermont's GMO-labeling standard, and any others states might implement, right now. But you also know that most Americans would prefer knowing whether or not their food contains genetically-modified organisms, and that some corporations (including Kellogg's, General Mills, and Pepsi) have started to voluntarily label their GMO foods. So Consumers Union helps you tell corporations to support real labeling of GMO foods. People don't want to see toll-free phone numbers, website URLs, or QR codes when they want to know if their food has GMOs in it -- they want a simple label in plain English, like, you know, "this food contains genetically-modified organisms." A lot of corporations (the same ones who donated all that campaign cash so they could get their "compromise" bill passed in the first place!) would like to get away with labels that aren't really labels. But that's, you know, cheating, and why should we tolerate that?