Facebook may have instituted a ban on explicit racist hate speech, but they seem to be having a little trouble enforcing it; that couldn't be because Facebook makes millions of dollars from ads promoting hate speech, could it? I suppose they'll tell us that they have a big platform and it's just very hard to find every instance of hate speech, but that only means their executives can break off some of their billions and hire more people to do the job. And remember what Dean Baker taught us: that Facebook is really a publishing platform, and thus should be subject to the same rules every other publishing house has to follow (though the law doesn't see it that way); they don't have a "right" to put up all manner of hate speech any more than ABC has to accept every single idea for a sitcom they get. Hence Free Press helps you tell Facebook to do a damn sight better at keeping racist pablum off its platform. (While we're at it, we might as well let CREDO helps us tell Twitter to do the same, since Twitter's brain trust, such as it is, doesn't even seem to find it a priority.)
Meanwhile, another day, another Obama-era anti-pollution regulation our current Administration wants to roll back because Obama! This time, our Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA) wants to make it easier for coal corporations to spew out coal ash, because what's a little undrinkable water when there are already absurdly high executive salaries to plump up even further? Of course, our EPA will accept public comments on their proposal until October 15, so Environmental Action helps you tell our EPA to reject its own proposal to roll back coal ash protections. Coal ash puts arsenic, lead, and other carcinogens in our groundwater, which makes folks sick; just ask the good citizens of Roane County, TN, where a coal ash pond ruptured in 2008, spewing forth over a billion gallons of coal ash slurry, or the good citizens of Eden, NC, where a pipe running underneath a Duke Energy coal ash pond ruptured and spewed nearly 40,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River. They're the folks our EPA is supposed to protect from pollution.
Finally, H.R. 1185/S. 463, the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (or FAMILY) Act, would, as you may know, establish a paid family leave program in America, to be funded by a 0.4% payroll tax to be divided equally between employer and employee, and no, that's not "4 percent" or "40 percent," in case our "liberal" media tells you that. People who make that "mistake" on cable news programs should be fired! Sorry, I've seen that too often to just let it go. This means that if you make $50,000 annually, you'd pay a total of $100 annually to support a program where everyone who works (including yourself!) can get family medical leave benefits. $100! That's $8.33 a month! That's a little over five junior bacon cheeseburgers at Wendy's! I don't like how we always sacrifice so that Our Glorious Elites don't have to, but this is hardly a crippling sacrifice, and (unless you're self-employed) you won't even be footing the whole bill out of your paycheck. Hence CREDO helps you tell our Congressfolk to support working families by passing the FAMILY Act.