H.R. 3884/S. 2227, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (or MORE) Act, would remove pot from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act -- which would make pot legal all across America -- and would also provide for reinvestment in communities most affected by pot arrests and would help folks serving pot-related sentences get them commuted or reduced. Frankly, the MORE Act's sentencing reforms and community reinvestment provisions aren't as direct (and therefore not as effective, I would think) as those of H.R. 1456/S. 597, the Marijuana Justice Act, but the Marijuana Justice Act's lead sponsor, Sen. Booker, is now a co-sponsor of the MORE Act. The Drug Policy Alliance helps you tell your Congressfolk to support the MORE Act, but they allow you to edit the message, so nothing stops you, really, from using it to demand more effective drug policy reform legislation like the Marijuana Justice Act. Be sure to read both bills at Congress.gov beforehand, though; they're not long.
Meanwhile, the Sierra Club helps you tell General Electric to scuttle its plan to build coal plants across the planet. They must be figuring that since coal doesn't make any money in America anymore -- and that's not because of some imaginary "war on coal" but because of natural gas that's now much cheaper and renewable energy sources that are getting there -- they can make money building coal plants overseas. They might even be figuring that some of these countries would be lucky to have a coal plant! But that would be short-sighted and self-serving of them, since those countries would be even luckier to have renewable energy systems, which are just as easy for a corporation to build anymore. You have to wonder why GE doesn't do that! It couldn't be because, as Ralph Nader used to say, you can't own the sun and the wind, could it? I kid, of course -- the stew of short-sightedness and self-servingness I've already identified explains everything quite well. It's why I like people better than corporations.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell our Department of Health and Human Services (or HHS) to stop handing out Title X funds to notorious anti-birth control and anti-abortion centers, then Daily Kos still helps you do that. I expect this HHS effort to die in court one day -- the law authorizing our government to disperse Title X funding mandates that it fund comprehensive family planning services, not services that withhold information about abortion for supposed "conscience" reasons. Seriously, if that's your conscience, you're in the wrong business! I feel compelled to note that it's not necessarily conservative to oppose abortion -- Barry Goldwater used to say that the uterus was one more thing our government shouldn't meddle in. But a real conservative who opposes abortion wouldn't direct public funds to anti-abortion centers like this; a real conservative would amend our Constitution to outlaw abortion. You have to wonder why they don't.