S.J.Res. 51 would amend our Constitution so that federal and state governments could regulate campaign finance, as they did before our Supreme Court's notorious Citizens United v. FEC decision, which cited "corporate personhood" in striking down many of our campaign finance laws. I bring up those halcyon days of campaign finance regulation because far too many right-wingers get far too much say in America, and they really get their shovels dirty trying to criticize the amendment. ZOMG TEH INCUMBENTZ WILLZ PREVENTS TEH OPPONENTZ FROM RAIZING TEH MONEYZ!!!! is just one of the many things that never happened back in the day when we regulated campaign finance a lot more stringently than we can now thanks to our Supreme Court. ZOMG TEH PREACHURZ WILL BE TEH SILENCEDZ!!!! is, of course, another. People for the American Way helps you tell your Congressfolk to do the people's will on campaign finance reform and pass S.J.Res. 51.
Meanwhile, hot on the heels of yet another reported data breach exposing the personal data of over 100 mullion customers, this one at Capital One, Consumer Reports helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass vigorous reforms that would help good Americans protect their personal data from hackers and indifferent corporations. These reforms would include stricter enforcement of our laws and harsher penalties for breaking them, as well as a "credit freeze by default" for all Americans, which would automatically freeze your credit at all three credit reporting bureaus until you ask for a freeze to be lifted. A lot of good folks don't go through the trouble of a credit freeze because it can be tedious and confusing, and instead of complaining that folks are lazy and they should just go ahead and do it because it's important, we should ask why it can't be easier. This is the future, after all.
Finally, you may recall that former Administration Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned recently, due to the cush plea deal he appears to have negotiated (as a federal prosecutor in Florida in 2008) over the Jeffrey Epstein sex crime case ("the best people!"), but as you surely know by now, they always find someone worse, and so it goes with our President's new nominee to be Secretary of Labor, Eugene Scalia. Yes, he's the son of the late Supreme Court Justice, but more pertinent to his potential new position is his long career helping corporations screw over their workers and advocate against government regulations -- indeed, given that all of this is right up our President's alley, you have to wonder why he didn't pick Mr. Scalia first, instead of Mr. Acosta, who may not have been anti-worker enough for our President's liking, and who certainly wasn't dramatic enough. So CREDO helps you tell your Senators to reject the Scalia nomination.