Long story short: tell other big pharma corporations to lower insulin prices, tell our EPA to enact the strongest soot standards possible, tell President Biden to fire DHS Inspector General Cuffari, and tell our USPS to reject the DeJoy plan to privatize our Post Office. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
Public Citizen helps you tell big pharma corporations Novo Nordisk and Sanofi to lower their insulin prices in more or less the manner Eli Lilly has lately done. I hate relying on corporate good will to do the right thing, because they’ve been awash in money so long they have no idea what right and wrong is anymore, but I’m not above using the leverage that presents itself, either. The Big Stick of PR has clearly already worked on Eli Lilly – with a vital assist from our FTC’s announcement that they’ll crack down on the Pharmacy Benefit Managers that jack up drug prices as much as big pharma greed does. And we can make it work on other big pharma corporations, too.
Both the Environmental Defense Fund and Penn PIRG help you tell our Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA) to enact the most vigorous soot standards possible. Power plants create a lot of soot, as you may know, and those fine particulates can really mess with your breathing – and worse, considering that soot carries a lot of toxins and carcinogens in them. You may remember addressing this matter a decade ago; you may even wonder why we’re addressing it again. One answer is because we don’t always get everything we need the first time we fight for something; another answer is because 10 years is a long time to learn a lot more about how pollutants hurt us. And we’re past worrying about how executives will cope, right?
The Project on Government Oversight helps you tell President Biden to fire Department of Homeland Security (or DHS) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari already. Mr. Cuffari has become notorious for keeping knowledge of DHS wrongdoing away from Congress – and thus from us, since Congressfolk represent us – and he also interfered with our Congress’s investigation of the January 6 attempted coup, by failing to inform Congress that the Secret Service had deleted certain texts sent on that day, and even preventing his own office from recovering those texts. So, yeah, if a guy interferes with our right to know just to preserve his power and/or prestige, his ass needs to go.
Finally, Save the Post Office helps you tell our U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors to end Postmaster General DeJoy’s plan to privatize our Postal Service. Because that’s what a plan to slash jobs, cut services, and raise prices obviously is! People like Louis DeJoy live to screw things up and then claim “the private sector can do better,” which is like spreading feces all over your walls to justify hiring a cleaning service. But privatizing the delivery of life-saving medicines won’t result in better service or lower prices, because everything they privatize ultimately becomes more expensive – and less accountable to us, since it’s “theirs” now. So let’s keep our Postal Service ours.