Color of Change helps you urge Austin Police Chief Brian Manley to condemn the package bombings that have plagued that city this month as domestic terror attacks. Hey, if we're going to go around calling things terrorism, we ought to at least be consistent about it, and not just call them terror attacks when non-whites perpetrate them. The "liberal" media have been falling all over themselves trying to understand the Austin bomber -- even though most of his victims being non-white sure does make it easy to understand as far as I'm concerned -- and our President, naturally, has said very little about it, except to do a victory lap when the bomber blew himself up (though I suppose that's an improvement over "I hope they catch the people," which was his main utterance about the synagogue bomb threats last year). On the plus side, Mr. Manley hasn't ruled out calling these attacks domestic terrorism, so some pressure may be all that's needed.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico six months ago now, and still a little over one-tenth of the island doesn't have electricity and thousands of folks still don't have clean drinking water; even worse, our government has gotten into the habit of helping out Puerto Rico only if a) it makes money for banksters and b) if Puerto Rico dismantles laws that help good Puerto Ricans, like minimum wage laws, which is no better than a hostage crisis -- gut your good laws, or I'll leave you destroyed!. Hence CPD Action helps you call your Congressfolk and tell them to help rebuild Puerto Rico without demanding that they cripple themselves before banksters. I shouldn't have to spell this out, but rebuilding Puerto Rico so it can get back on its feet is itself an investment in America -- Puerto Ricans are American citizens, after all -- and if we give federal aid rather than bankster loans to Puerto Rico, then we, the American people, will do the investing.
Finally, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has, in a welcome development, insisted on maintaining Obama-era rules restricting mine-waste disposal in Alaska's Bristol Bay -- which makes it much, much harder for mining corporations to start up the proposed Pebble Mine project there, and that's good news for Alaska's sockeye salmon industry, which would have suffered greatly from mine waste polluting the bay waters in which the salmon live. And yet some corporations are just now putting money into the project, perhaps anticipating that the stocks can't go any lower after Mr. Pruitt's announcement. Hence Sum of Us helps you tell recent investor First Quantum to withdraw its funds from the Pebble Mine project. It sure looks like this could be the last nail in the coffin for Pebble Mine, but if I've learned one thing over the years, it's that bad ideas keep popping up like zombies. So we have to remain vigilant, and keep fighting.