H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, cleared the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week, and could get a full floor vote on the House this week, so you can use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or the bottom of this page, if you're viewing it on your smartphone) to find your House Reps' phone numbers, and then call them to tell them to pass the Save the Internet Act. The Save the Internet Act would reinstate the FCC's 2015 Open Internet Order, which protected your right to go where you want to go on the internet, rather than have big corporations make you go where they want you to go. Big corporations haven't been doing much blocking, throttling, or censoring since the FCC destroyed net neutrality in 2017, true, but of course big corporations don't take all your freedoms at once -- they take them a little at a time until one day you can't go to your favorite websites because they didn't pay the necessary tribute. If we get Congress to pass the Save the Internet Act, we'll stop that.
If you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to ensure that the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade agreement doesn't lock in absurdly high drug prices, then Replace NAFTA still helps you do that. The new USMCA trade agreement -- or "NAFTA 2.0," as they call it -- does curtail the use of the hated "investor-state dispute settlement" system that threatens to nullify our clean air and clean water laws, and that's no small thing. But it also extends monopoly protections for big pharmaceutical corporations (under the rubric of "protecting intellectual property," like a drug patent is a novel or something!) so that they can prevent other corporations from developing generic versions, and thus keep drug prices absurdly high. Big pharma corporations don't need any more corporate welfare -- especially when they also get massive infusions of taxpayer money to develop their drugs. Why, it's like Our Glorious Elites want to keep "socialism" all for themselves! But they don't get all the say around here.
H.R. 1882, the Menstrual Equity Act, would ensure that all women have access to menstrual hygiene products, since students, prisoners, and homeless folks also need tampons, pads, and panty liners and can't always get them. The Menstrual Equity Act would also require Medicaid to cover menstrual hygiene products and would mandate that all large employers and federal public buildings provide these products without charge. Some folks would read the above and have all sorts of strange reactions, like giggling uncontrollably and wondering WHAT MORE DO TEH HOMELESSEZ WANTZ!!!!! To such folks I would say three things: 1) slap yourself, 2) grow up, and 3) consider how you'd feel if your body started bleeding uncontrollably at any moment and you couldn't do anything to stop it. I know, I know, empathy is so quaint, but all civilized people practice it. CREDO helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass the Menstrual Equity Act.