Long story short: tell PayPal to allow Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to use their service, tell Google to scrap its plan to allow political campaigns to fill our email inboxes with junk mail, and tell your USPS Board of Governors to fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy already. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
The Daily Kos Liberation League helps you tell PayPal to stop discriminating against Palestinians in Israeli-occupied areas. PayPal operates in Israeli-occupied Gaza and the West Bank, but only serves Israelis there, which insures that Palestinian small businesses in the occupied areas can hardly operate. I guess PayPal thinks they’re “fighting terrorism,” but so much of the “war on terror” seems to harm regular folks rather than terrorists; why, it’s almost like that’s the whole idea! And we do tend to think of Those Other People as “terrorists,” while blinding ourselves to the evil we do; I think we should avoid doing that here.
Both Win Without War and Civic Shout help you tell Google to scrap its plan to fill our email inboxes with political spam. Our FEC told Google they can do that, so now we have to tell Google how hoppin’ mad that’ll make us if they do that. If you’re on the fence about this, consider that this all started when Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida claimed that Google was automatically sending his fundraising emails to customers’ spam boxes because he's a Republican waaaaaaah – when the whole thing was actually his fault! I hope Val Demings runs a hundred ads saying Marco Rubio filled your email inboxes with spam. You know how good he is on his heels.
Finally, Common Cause helps you tell our USPS Board of Governors to fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy already. Even the reconfigured Board seems to like him, but that only means we tell them again and again and again until they do our will like they’re supposed to. I may not have mentioned enough lately that all of Mr. DeJoy’s plans to slash services, raise prices, and fire workers – for what else does a CEO know how to do except make things worse? – will result in more life-saving medications not getting to Americans who need it, since our USPS delivers most mail-order medications in America. That’s intolerable, and it’s why Mr. DeJoy has to go.