Long story short: tell the Biden Administration to improve railway safety and protect abortion rights, tell Walmart to get antibiotic abuse out of its meat supply chain, and tell the Biden Administration to improve school lunch nutrition standards. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
Both Food and Water Watch and Demand Progress help you tell the Biden Administration to a) reinstate the braking rule the Trump Administration repealed and b) make hazardous transport restrictions stronger so that trains carrying five cars of flammable carcinogens don’t pollute the air and water of good Americans. Like how Transportation Secretary Buttigieg pretended b) simply didn’t exist while saying his hands were tied on a), which itself wasn’t even true? So much for those Presidential ambitions! Seriously, though, he’s got to start doing a better job, not for the sake of his own career, but for the sake of the American people, who deserve better than to live in fear of trains spewing filth.
Civic Shout helps you tell President Biden to take all lawful executive action that he can take to protect abortion rights from right-wing state legislatures. President Biden did issue an Executive Order back in August, but it didn’t do a lot – it didn’t protect a woman’s right to get legal and effective abortion medication across state lines, it didn’t guarantee that Medicaid would fund a woman’s trip across state lines to get an abortion, and it didn’t lock down the privacy of folks’ personal data when they get abortions. It made moves in all of these directions, but our Administration needs to do more, lest more poor women die because right-wing legislators like making their balls swing.
Penn PIRG helps you tell Walmart to get the antibiotic abuse out of its meat supply chain. You know why: overusing antibiotics on nominally healthy farm animals – to make them meatier, and to help them endure their squalid living conditions – makes antibiotics less effective when actually sick people or animals need them, and thus makes more superbugs. Didn’t we just close down a country over a superbug? Anyway, Walmart is now the biggest grocer in America, controlling over a quarter of the market, and they’ve also made no commitment to getting antibiotics out of their food chain. Hence we bust out the Big Stick of Bad PR. Hey, it’s worked before, and it can work again.
Finally, Moms Rising helps you tell the Biden Administration to adopt the most vigorous school lunch nutrition standards possible, which will only help the many poor kids who might not get a good breakfast or lunch except at school. Then get ready for the right-wing rubbish about “apples getting thrown away” and “districts unable to keep up with the standards,” which are just code for “we want more Pepsi machines in schools so we don’t have to fund them with taxes.” I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Republicans are objectively anti-children’s health, objectively pro-childhood obesity, and objectively pro-childhood diabetes – which last item also makes them objectively pro-high health care costs.