Long story short: tell ShotSpotter to stop spying on good Americans, tell DirecTV to say no to higher Fox fees, and tell our FTC to stop the proposed Kroger/Albertsons merger. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
The Daily Kos Liberation League helps you tell ShotSpotter to stop spying on good Americans. ShotSpotter sells “gunshot recognition technology” that, surprise, works just as badly as facial recognition technology, since it can hardly tell the difference between a gunshot and a loud bang at a construction site. Despite that, cities use ShotSpotter to send police officers out to Black and Brown neighborhoods, which just increases the possibility of more needless deaths at the hands of cops. And ShotSpotter doesn’t just record gunshots (and “gunshots”) – it also records what people say and do nearby. Without a warrant! Hence we use the Big Stick of Bad PR.
Daily Kos helps you tell DirecTV not to cave in to Fox’s demands for massive carriage fee increases, which you know DirecTV will pass on to all of its customers, who may include you. I’m old enough to remember when Fox could dictate fees to the big telecom services for its “services,” and no, its regular TV offerings aren’t good enough to offset all the harm the notorious Fox News Channel has done and will continue to do. So now would be a good time for us to lend some steel to DirecTV’s spine and tell them to stand up to Fox’s demands for more money. Maybe they’ll have to drop Fox entirely! What a shame that would be.
Finally, More Perfect Union helps you tell our Federal Trade Commission to stop the proposed Kroger/Albertsons merger, which will create yet another mega-corporation in a world that already has too many of them slashing jobs, raising prices, and imposing their will on good people. Oh, and paying their executives way, way too much money; we can’t forget that, since that’s the real reason corporations merge. Luckily, we have laws against this sort of thing, and though it may take a while to get judges who’ll remember we have laws against this sort of thing, we can have an FTC that remembers – if we keep reminding them.