CREDO helps you tell our EPA to scuttle its own efforts to let corporations pump more soot into our air. When right-wingers tell you how our President has "freed" this economy by "unshackling" corporations from "burdensome" regulations, this is what they mean, whether they like it or not: dirtier air for all of us to breathe, and thus more sick and dead people. And at the risk of beating a dead horse: money goes away, but clean air can sustain a civilization forever. Right-wingers will probably pretend to agree with that statement, and them move on to asserting that "the science doesn't really conclude that breathing in soot is bad for people." No, really; they'll put it like that, because that's what they do: sow doubt about things we all actually agree about. That's what they have to do when they can't win the arguments on the merits.
Meanwhile, H.R. 2214/S. 1123, the NO BAN Act, would rescind our President's Muslim travel ban and prevent future Presidents from enacting similar travel bans that obviously target folks based on their religious beliefs. Actually, I should say their parent nation's religious beliefs, since you can't identify an individual's religious beliefs merely by identifying their home country. Our Supreme Court gave the Muslim ban its blessing, and I'll always be sore about their willingness to use a proctoscope to divine lawmakers' "animus" against religious bigots in their gay-marriage cake-baking ruling but their absolute disinterest in our President's obvious, stated animus against Muslims -- which, again, doesn't bode well for Chief Justice Roberts's efforts to convince everyone the Court isn't "political." Anyway, Demand Progress (among other good government groups) helps you tell your Congressfolk to fight bigotry by passing the NO BAN Act.
In other news, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Senators to pass H.R. 1644/S. 682, the Save the Internet Act, then Free Press still helps you do that. The Save the Internet Act would reinstate the net neutrality regulations the FCC enacted in 2015, before the 2017 FCC repealed them. Most folks would tell you they haven't really noticed a difference before and after net neutrality repeal, but big telecom corporations wouldn't block and censor and slow down websites right away, because freedoms best disappear a little at a time. You also have to consider that net neutrality repeal has a good chance of dying in court; big corporations won't want to do so much blocking, censoring, and throttling if the courts say they can't tomorrow. Indeed, that's why they largely obeyed net neutrality principles before the FCC codified them! But the courts could actually sanctify the FCC's repeal, so let's get our Congressfolk to pass the Save the Internet Act.
Finally, hot on the heels of announcements from Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase that they'll start to divest from private prison corporations, CREDO helps you tell Bank of America and SunTrust to divest from private prison corporations also. Getting two big banks to divest from corporations like GEO Group and CoreCivic is a big deal, but why stop there? All the big banks should know the Big Stick of Bad PR if they continue to invest in the private prison corporations now best-known for helping our Administration separate families at the border. Of course, I think the evil of private prison corporations goes deeper: they take taxpayer money to do our government's job (of incarcerating those citizens who've broken our laws), and they generally cost more than public prisons and do a worse job of treating prisoners humanely. That's what you get when you bring public functions to the altar of mammon -- more waste, less accountability, and more evil.