Long story short: tell the College Board to stop caving to right-wingers over its AP African-American Studies course, tell your Congressfolk to ban glue traps, and tell our government to reject the Willow drilling plan in the Arctic Ocean. Use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or, if you're on a cellphone, the bottom of this page) to find your Congressfolk's phone numbers and/or use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs.
The National Campaign for Justice helps you tell the College Board to stop caving to right-wingers over the AP African-American Studies course. The Florida Board of Education rejected it, and then Gov. DeSantis (E-FL) said it was worthless, and how did the College Board respond? By removing “controversial” elements and adding more right-wing Black content to the curriculum! They said educators were weak, and they were right! Not that I mind teaching people about Thomas Sowell; at least it’ll innoculate students against folks like Thomas Sowell in real life. But we’ve got to stop treating right-wing whining as if it’s “serious discourse.”
Care2 helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass legislation outlawing glue traps. We think of glue traps as a “humane” way to get rid of mice, but it’s not – it causes the pest to starve to death, at the very least, and can even cause it to suffocate (if its mouth gets in the glue, presumably); a more humane way of getting rid of mice would be to get a cat or two, and usually cats don’t even have to kill mice, but merely deter them. You know, we don’t know a whole lot about death – we think about it a lot, and we tell ourselves stories about it so we feel better about it, but we imagine things like glue traps aren’t cruel merely because all the animals’ suffering happens out of our sight. But “out of sight” doesn’t mean “doesn’t suffer.”
Finally, Food and Water Watch helps you tell our Bureau of Land Management to reject the Willow drilling plan in the Arctic ocean. By now you know the drill: cleaning up spills in the Arctic is many times harder than cleaning them up in temperate climes (and corporations don’t want to clean up their messes there, either!). Also, we know so little about the ecosystems up there that we really ought to avoid screwing it up – though we do know enough about the salmon industry in Alaska (one of the world’s biggest) that we know we’ll screw it up if we’re not careful. And it’s never a matter of “if” a big oil corporation will spill a lot of oil into our oceans – it’s always a matter of when. So, yeah, let’s not do this stupid thing, either.