In the wake of the news that Facebook has resisted pulling obviously untruthful political ads from our President, the news that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has met with far right-wingers (including our President!) on several occasions recently, and, of course, our collective memory of how much obnoxious and just-plain-wrong stuff has been spread around on Facebook over the years, Progress America helps you tell your Congressfolk to investigate Facebook's role in the right-wing propaganda effort. Because what if it isn't mere incompetence and "unintended consequences"? What if it isn't jes' folks connecting with each other and "being the media"? What if it's malice? What if Mr. Zuckerberg is just another billionaire who thinks his perceived superiority preordained his success, and the rest of us are just trash who should've worked harder? Most of Our Glorious Elites feel that way, as you know, and the ones who ascend to that level may feel that way more acutely than those who were born there. But letting them have all the say about everything, well, that's not democracy, is it?
Meanwhile, CREDO helps you tell Republican Senators to return any campaign contributions arranged by our President, and reject any future contributions from him as well. Regardless of how you may feel about the "overuse" or the "process" or the "political nature" of impeachment, how can you fail to see our President suddenly arranging campaign contributions for Republican Senators up for re-election in 2020 as anything but bribery? Time was Republican Senators would have rejected such contributions for fear of merely appearing corrupt, but not now -- as too many of Our Glorious Elites still yammer on about the "damage to our values" allegedly caused by abortion and gay marriage and transgender folk in our public restrooms, they continue to inflict real and lasting damage to our values by supposing that "everyone does it" or "everyone would do it" whenever we shine a light on fairly obvious corruption. But "everyone does it" is not the same as saying "it's right," is it? The folks who decry situational ethics the most too often practice it the most. And they don't get all the say around here.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell our Securities and Exchange Commission (or SEC) to reject its proposal to weaken shareholder power, then Demand Progress still helps you do that. As always, you have to ask: what are big corporations afraid of? That those who invest their hard-earned money will tell them to run things differently than they're inclined to do? That shareholders will make them treat gays better, treat workers better, prepare for climate change better? That shareholders will demonstrate further that money isn't the only reason to make a decision about how to run a corporation? Or are executives afraid of anyone other than themselves making those decisions? I mean, I like to think the best of people, I really do, but big corporate executives make that so, so difficult. It's like they only value shareholders for the money they bring in! Myself, I prefer democracies to set-ups you have to buy into, but our SEC exists pretty much to protect shareholders from corporate tyranny, so let's remind them not to enable the tyrants.