Our Securities and Exchange Commission (or SEC) -- which, like our President, cares only about bosses -- would like to make it harder for shareholders to propose resolutions aiming to restrain corporate misbehavior. Our SEC would make you own more stock before introducing a resolution about anything that goes on at the corporation in which you invest, and they would also make shareholder resolutions meet higher support levels before ever being considered again; these changes seem like transparent attempts to stop shareholders from telling executives what they think they ought to do. Gosh, if resolutions concerning climate change and racial diversity and sexual harassment are so bad, why not just advance winning arguments against them? I kid, of course -- the answer is they can't. Because they're losers. CREDO helps you tell our SEC to work for us, not banksters, and reject its proposed changes to SEC Rule 14a-8.
Meanwhile, Open the Government helps you tell your Congressfolk to release the full Torture Report. Our Senate investigated CIA torture of terror suspects starting in 2009, approved a final report in 2012, and released an executive summary in 2014, but has never released the full, 6,000-page report. If you're thinking we might as well leave enough alone and everyone pretty much knows the story (which is, per the report and per common sense, that CIA torture never produced any significant intel on terror attacks), consider that a woman who oversaw torture at detention sites now runs the CIA, and that another State Department nominee advocated using torture on terror suspects while serving with Tha Bush Mobb. And we now have a President who has embraced torture as a terror-fighting tool, again, though this position opposes both science and common sense. Not to mention morality! But he doesn't get all the say around here.
Finally, Sum of Us helps you tell big tech corporation Microsoft to divest from AnyVision's facial recognition technology, which several foreign governments use to track down and oppress citizens who protest these governments' actions. Israel, in particular, has used AnyVision to track down Palestinians who've said something bad about Israel on Facebook and then refused them passage across the Israel/Palestine border; you see the slippery slope there, I trust. Microsoft has actually developed standards for supporting facial recognition software that include "non-discrimination, fairness, and consent," but governments use AnyVision to spy on their citizens in a discriminatory manner and without their consent; you have to wonder if Microsoft came up with their standards simply as an intellectual exercise. Still, Microsoft said all of these words out loud, for anyone to hear, so why not make Microsoft live up to them?