Donald Trump has selected FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai to succeed Tom Wheeler as Chairman of the FCC. If you know Mr. Trump's attitude toward net neutrality (he hates it, because it's good), you already know that Mr. Pai has already promised the big telecom corporations that he's going to get rid of it first chance he gets. As outgoing Chairman Wheeler reminds us, the only people in America who want to get rid of net neutrality -- the principle that forces corporations to treat all network traffic neutrally, and thus allows you, not some corporation, to go where you want to go on the internet -- are the big telecom CEOs and the politicians who suck up to them. The good news? The only people who wanted the Trans-Pacific "Partnership" were big corporate CEOs and the politicians who sucked up to them, and we killed that (Donald Trump takes all the credit, but we deserve it). And good Americans across the political spectrum support net neutrality; perhaps now that Mr. Obama's out of office, certain right-wingers (I'm looking at you, Ralph Reed) will remember that. Hence Free Press helps you call Mr. Pai and tell him to stop trying to kill net neutrality.
Meanwhile, I did not know that this week was "National School Choice Week" on the right, but apparently it is, and of course school "choice" -- a.k.a., "stealing taxpayer money to spend on bad private schools so public schools can be worse off" -- has been a hot item in the news lately, with that inveterate school privatizer Betsy DeVos up for Education Secretary in the Trump Administration. Mr. Trump, of course, is himself a votary of diverting public money to private schools (just in time for many mainstream Democrats to start having their doubts, of course!), even though we know that states and municipalities typically funnel your hard-earned taxpayer money toward schools run by their cronies and then "forget" to perform oversight on these schools like they're supposed to do. Of course, "voucher" programs have other problems, too -- like that they don't guarantee admission to private schools or even guarantee parents will be able to afford the entire tuition payment at private schools. Hence Americans United for the Separation of Church and State helps you tell your government to oppose public school privatization at every turn.