Amnesty International helps you tell the government of Cambodia to release housing rights activist Tep Vanny from prison. Ms. Vanny is currently serving a 30-month sentence (of which she's already served two years) for "intentional violence with aggravating circumstances," which sounds better than what they ring activists up on in Saudi Arabia, I suppose, but that's nothing to brag about. The Cambodian government convicted her solely on written statements of purported witnesses, which, like, any government can do; you might more reasonably suspect that they're really convicting her of agitating against her government's ongoing evictions of over 20,000 good Cambodians from her community under its notorious Economic Land Concession scheme, which is, apparently, how the government gives land away to foreign corporations for "development." Untrammeled corporate power: it really is a menace everywhere on Earth. Luckily the world has folks like Ms. Vanny to fight it.
Meanwhile, in the wake of the news that a terminally-ill man who used Monsanto's signature weed-killer Roundup in his job as a school groundskeeper won a $289 million judgment against Monsanto after getting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Penn PIRG helps you tell the EPA to ban Roundup. I'll bet the tort "reform" crowd is just aching to call this a frivolous lawsuit because of the massive award, but they'd have to explain how a 42-year-old man got terminal cancer after using Roundup at his job for just two years, and they'd also have to explain Monsanto knowing (per internal documents) that Roundup causes cancer for decades while insisting in public (and still insisting, no less!) that it doesn't. They'd be better off realizing that not putting more potentially carcinogenic chemicals in our food and water is actually a conservative impulse. You know, instead of insisting that whatever's good for big corporations is "conservative."
Finally, S. 1885, the AV START Act, would actually let corporations sell self-driving cars without ensuring they conform to federal safety standards, and worse, would pre-empt states from passing their own laws regarding self-driving cars. Conservatism! It's all about advancing solutions that make problems worse! It's also about keeping states from doing anything about driverless cars that run people over! Seriously, aside from the prospect of collecting corporate welfare, why is anyone excited about driverless cars? Are they really a better transportation option than buses or trains? Are we really going to have fewer accidents when we get rid of people? And how offensive is it that we have to fight like dogs to get public investment in actual revolutionary technologies like solar and wind, but self-driving cars somehow wind up on the fast track? Public Citizen helps you tell your Congressfolk to protect consumers by rejecting S. 1885.