Earlier this month, the House of Representatives revived the Holman rule, which allows individual House members to cut a specific federal worker's salary to $1 annually. Why, there's just no chance a House Rep could use that tool in either a petty vendetta against a particular federal employee -- or to silence a particular federal employee who doesn't adhere to far right-wing ideology! Seriously, it's not hard to imagine a House member slashing the salary of EPA workers who actually try to protect our clean air and clean water under an Administrator Pruitt, or SEC workers who actually try to investigate the corruption of some bankster Friend of Trump, or CFPB workers who try to protect consumers from financial predators under whichever financial predator Mr. Trump appoints to replace Richard Corddray when his term expires. Hence the Sierra Club helps you tell your House Reps to roll back the Holman rule and let federal workers do the jobs the American people need them to do.
Meanwhile, the state legislature of Michigan still plans to give away the public water of the town of Evart to Nestlé, so that Nestlé can make a giant profit off bottled water. Bottled water is one of the biggest scams in history (clean, public drinking water has been around for over a hundred years, after all, even if some municipalities do worse at protecting their water than others), but the even bigger scam, the one our politicians just can't shake, is that selling off public assets to big corporations is ever a good idea. You can only sell off public assets once, after all -- once they give this water to Nestlé, it's gone! -- and big corporations don't "deliver services" better than governments, they merely convert resources into CEO salary better than governments. But making money is not the be-all-end-all of existence, and mammon-worshipers shouldn't get all the say about everything. Hence Sum of Us helps you tell the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to deep-six their plan to sell more public water to Nestlé.