Bucks-Mont People for Clean Water -- an organization comprised of folks from Bucks and Montgomery Counties in eastern Pennsylvania -- has started a petition on Change.org which helps you tell the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (or DEP) to regulate (and, of course, limit) the amount of the toxic chemicals PFOA and PFOS in local drinking water. Studies have linked PFOS (commonly found in stain repellents) to chronic kidney disease, and have also linked PFOA (commonly found in Teflon) to kidney and testicular cancer, among other significant health issues; the EPA has set an advisory limit of 70 parts per trillion for these chemicals, but really any amount of PFOA and PFOS is toxic, so we should at the least set it to non-detectable levels, as local state Reps. Murt and Stephens have advocated. Reps. Murt and Stephens, I fell compelled to note, are Republicans; if they're advocating for such stringent clean water regulations despite the constant pressure they must get from party bosses to fight regulations, you can feel pretty safe in supporting them yourself.
Meanwhile, CREDO helps you tell FBI Director James Comey and Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz to explain why no banksters have gone to jail for their involvement in the 2008 economic crash. Mr. Comey, you may recall, went to some lengths to explain why the FBI would not indict Hillary Clinton for allegedly conducting some Department of State business on a private email server, but our national law enforcement officers haven't gone after banksters who screwed good Americans out of their houses and damn near screwed the entire country out of a functioning economy, and the latter crime is certainly more serious than the former, even if it doesn't enable right-wingers to go after their bête noire Mrs. Clinton. And there's no use arguing that what the banksters did wasn't illegal, not when the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (created by an act of Congress in 2009, and issuing its report on the crisis in 2011) found ample reason to suspect more than a dozen institutions and nine executives of securities fraud. So enough of this "looking forward, not backward" nonsense.