CREDO helps you tell our Department of the Interior to reject any plans to privatize our national parks. Because they belong to us, that's why! This is typically where right-wingers change the subject and howl WHEREZ DOESEZ TEH MONEYZ COMES TEH FROMZ!!!!, and the correct answer is "from all the taxes you've been cutting on rich people for 40 years," but let's stay focused on the point, which is that public lands belong to us and our government administers them on our behalf. When we sell them to private corporations -- which we can only do once, so it's not actually fiscally-responsible! -- they manage the parks on behalf of their shareholders, or (if they're particularly corrupt) their executives, which means you don't get a say in what happens to our public lands. Oh, sure, governments say they're going to hold private corporations accountable for their wrongdoings, but then they don't, almost like that was the whole idea. So let's keep the meddling middleman out of our public lands by keeping them public -- and thus keeping them ours.
Meanwhile, S. 1764, the Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act, still awaits consideration; the bill would mandate that our FCC regulate phone calls to America's prisoners so that big telecom corporations don't gouge them, or their families. I mean, really, $25 for a 15-minute phone call? Just because prisoners can't do anything about it doesn't mean we can do anything to them, but sadly, our Congressfolk only think of prisoners when they're trying to whip up hysteria over crime, or deliver taxpayer money to their crony private prison corporations. Is that harsh? Too bad! Too many politicians want to be cruel without anyone calling them cruel, and when they whine about it, they're acting exactly like all those "politically correct" people they also love to whine about. I'm not sure I can even call that irony; I feel like irony shouldn't lead directly to disgust. Anyway, Daily Kos helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass s. 1764 and prevent big telecom corporations from gouging prisoners.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 3366/S. 1907, the No Shame at School Act, then Daily Kos still helps you do that. School administrators all over America are shaming kids whose parents haven't squared away their school lunch bills -- by making them wear wristbands like this is freaking Nazi Germany, or serving them coal meals when everyone else gets hot meals, or making them throw out their meals, or preventing kids from graduating -- and though they're getting the appropriate amount of shaming from the American people for what they're doing, the fact that they even tried it in the first place means there's no harm in passing a law from preventing them from doing it again. I have long hoped that since so many Americans have experienced debt and poverty since the 2008 financial Armageddon, that experience would make us all a lot more empathetic about each other's experiences. I suppose I still have to wait. But I don't wait for such things quietly, and you don't have to, either.