If you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Senators to promote real internet freedom by passing H.R. 1644/S. 682, the Save the Internet Act, then Free Press still helps you do that. Net neutrality -- the principle ensuring that you, and not some corporation, should get to determine where you go on the internet -- has actual bipartisan support across the political spectrum, with liberals and conservatives fighting for it, and nobody wants a corporate-controlled internet constantly herding you to junk news and junk culture websites but the big telecom corporations and their lackeys, but unfortunately their lackeys constitute a majority in the Senate! But as I always say: it doesn't matter what they want, it matters what we want. We the people have spoken numerous times over the past decade; we just have to keep speaking until they hear us. And castigating them for not hearing us would not be untoward of you.
Meanwhile, People for the American Way helps you tell our Department of Justice to require state and local police departments to report civilian deaths in custody, and to share that information with the public. Our Administration's first Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, acted like doing such a thing was insufficiently supportive of our police! That's rich -- since when is it "support" to turn a blind eye to injustice? And if I took race out of it -- that is, if I didn't mention that victims of deaths-in-police-custody sure do seem to be disproportionately nonwhite -- most folks would recognize how absurd it is to equate "support" with "doing nothing about good Americans dying in police custody." I mean, getting good data about the problem is the first thing we ought to be doing. But this Administration won't do it, unless we get in their grills about it.
Finally, Demand Progress helps you tell our FDIC to stop the proposed SunTrust/BB&T merger. Haven't heard much about these banks? Well, would you want to? Seriously, given our recent history, would we want a bank to be nationally-known? SunTrust and BB&T would become America's sixth-largest bank, with close to $450 billion in assets, if the merger were to proceed, and then you'd know their name like Bank of America and Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs; does that sound like something to which any corporation should be allowed to aspire? A merger this size will certainly result in jobs lost, jobs like bank teller and bank manager that regular Americans work, and nearly half a trillion in assets would mean more bankster power to influence legislation and condition corporations to play ever more hifalutin financial games that crash economies. And we've had enough of all that in America, even if our leaders pretend the 2008 financial crash happened in another universe.