As you know, Congress spent almost all of last year cutting taxes for corporations and the rich and trying to destroy our health care system, but they did not extend the Children's Health Insurance Program, which helps states insure some nine million children. CHIP's funding authorization expired on September 30, and some states are starting to run out of money! All of this really should be a devastating campaign ad all by itself, but Democrats would have to run them, and I suspect Democrat consultants are already telling all these upstarts running for Congressional seats that they should be "civil." But why should we be "civil" to people who do nothing but hurt people? Because we might have to "work with them"? When you encounter people who won't work, you work around them. Moms rising helps you tell your Congressfolk to reauthorize CHIP already. But feel free to phone your Reps and Senators instead, and add that we won't forget what they've done.
Meanwhile, the Trump Administration has announced their plan to open almost all of America's vast coastlines to offshore drilling (except in Florida, of course, where they aim to burnish Gov. Scott's rep ahead of a possible Senate bid). But, as Penn Environment says in their latest email missive, "when you drill, you spill" -- there's no sense squealing that spills happen zero point zero zero eight percent of the time or whatever when one spill can wreck an ecosystem (not to mention the economy that depends on it!) for decades. And developing solar and wind power remains anathema to President Bigballs, who no doubt finds wind and solar executives too small-time for his taste. Still, no one will one day say we lost our clean air and clean water, but at least a few CEOs got to live even higher on the hog for a while!, so Penn Environment helps you tell the Trump Administration to abandon its plans for expanded offshore drilling.
Finally, the fast food corporation McDonald's has, commendably, declared it would source its chicken only from farms that only give animals antibiotics when they're sick. But McDonald's has not committed to sourcing their beef from similarly sensible farms, and we know McDonald's for its hamburgers more than its chicken sandwiches, amirite? As we know, factory farms tend to use antibiotics on animals to fatten them up and help them endure their squalid living conditions a little better, to the point where four out of five antibiotics in America go to nominally healthy feed animals. Thus we now we risk a civilization where superbugs could render antibiotics useless and the next cut you get could kill you, just like in the 19th century. But PennPIRG helps you tell McDonald's to do the right thing and gets its beef from antibiotic-free sources. If they did it, it'd be a big deal -- a lot of people eat McDonald's hamburgers, after all.