Earlier this month, our President released his latest "hard power" budget or whatever; it would, of course, slash virtually every federal program that actually helps good Americans -- federal programs should help good Americans, of course, since good Americans fund them with their taxes -- while jacking up defense spending and of course hiking spending for his vanity border wall. In a Goofus and Gallant world, this would definitely be a Goofus budget. Our President's budget has virtually no chance of passing as-is, since Presidential budgets rarely do, but then that could be what our Administration wants us to think! They do tend to be more dangerous when you underestimate them, after all. Besides, our duty is to offer our counsel to our Representatives, so let's do that -- the more they hear about how much we hate this budget, the more likely they are to pass something closer to our will. So Moms Rising helps you tell your Congressfolk to reject our Administration's FY 2020 budget.
If you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to restore real internet freedom by passing H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, then CREDO still helps you do that. The Save the Internet Act would restore the 2015 Open Internet Order -- you know, the one the FCC repealed in 2017 -- that codified net neutrality principles into law, so you, and not some corporation, can be in charge of your internet experience. Of course forces have aligned against us -- Michael "the Lesser" Powell calls the bill "a partisan death sentence for internet innovation," though of course he lost me at "innovation." But it ain't just corporatist dead-enders like him -- it's also a few recalcitrant Democrats in the House, who take campaign donations from big telecom corporations. But who on Earth thinks the voters put them in the House so they could suck up to Comcast? We put them in the House, and we put them there to do the right thing, so we need to remind them of that.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, then People for the American Way still helps you do that. The Paycheck Fairness Act would, as you know, help women fight for more equal pay by (among other things) toughening penalties for employers and keeping employers from using a worker's history of being underpaid against them when making hiring decisions; of course the forces of evil yammer on about how different workers have different skill sets without noting that H.R. 7 already takes that into account (in Sec. 3). But the last time Republicans filibustered the bill, they claimed that the Paycheck Fairness Act would scare employers into not hiring women! Thus do they reveal their low opinion of everyone who's not themselves! Look, Republicans, either these are our best and brightest and boldest entrepreneurs, or they're scaredy-cats who can't read a law. They can't be both.