Food and Water Watch helps you tell the city of Flint, MI to stop foreclosing on good folks because of water bill delinquency. You remember Flint as the city where folks can't drink their water anymore, so taking away someone's house because they can't pay their water bill when you fucked up their water is the very height of hypocrisy. In fact, I presume there's a breach-of-contract lawsuit in there somewhere -- one we might even use to take down the whole anti-democratic concept of an "emergency manager." It was Flint's unelected "emergency manager," as you recall, who decided to "save money" by switching Flint from relatively clean Detroit water to filthy and polluted Flint River water -- and who attempted to alleviate that pollution by putting chemicals in the Flint River that just so happened to corrode the lead off Flint's water pipes! And Flint residents still pay out the wazoo for dirty water -- and state law allows cities to foreclose on homes for non-payment of water bills. Maybe they should concentrate more on fixing Flint's pipes, which Congress gave them $100 million to do?
Meanwhile, President Trump is mulling ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) program, which offers some protection from deportation to immigrants who arrived here as children and who visibly contribute something to society. Not prioritizing deporting young folks who had nothing to do with the decision to come to America but who contribute to our society nonetheless sounds like a no-brainer -- so you know what that means! It means our President, who can't get a decent piece of legislation passed by a Republican-held Congress who've maneuvered the Democratic opposition into powerlessness, can do nothing but stoke the rage of his far-right base with executive orders -- which, hey, may be all he needs to do to get re-elected, particularly if Democrats force another "someone who can win" Presidential nominee down our throats! -- and that means he's likely to send good kids off to countries they don't remember. Hence the Friends Committee on National Legislation helps you tell your Congressfolk to act to keep these young folks safe, while Moms Rising helps you write a letter-to-the-editor about the importance of keeping the DACA program around. The rage-addled will disagree, but they don't get all the say in America.
Finally, FAIR helps you tell the New York Times to correct its absurd claim that the United States tried to help Honduran President Zelaya return to power after the military coup that toppled him in 2009. If you recall any part of that sordid tale -- where our State Department hesitated to call it a coup even though our own Ambassador to Honduras (who would know, ya think?) called it a coup, because calling it a coup might have necessitated action on our part ranging from cutting off aid to Honduras to, you know, actually helping the Zelaya government out -- then you know that's a very odd thing for our paper of record to say, even as it's reporting generally on how badly we've meddled in the affairs of Latin American countries for decades on end. The Honduras coup is, incidentally, why some liberals call Hillary Clinton a murderer -- while I don't call someone a murderer until they've actually murdered someone, the murder rate in Honduras (particularly the murder rate of activists!) has gone way, way up since the coup, and Mrs. Clinton surely enabled the new Honduran government as Secretary of State. That also helps explain why she's not President now, by the way.