Long story short: tell big social media corporations to stop spreading election-related BS on their platforms, tell our FTC to stop the proposed Kroger/Albertsons merger, and tell Florida to stop collecting information on girls’ periods. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
Sum of Us helps you tell big social media corporations Meta, Google and TikTok to stop passing along election-related BS. We’re all aware that lies spread on these platforms before the truth can even get its pants on, but if you recall Facebook’s role in helping Myanmar oppress Rohingya Muslims a few years ago, or have noted Meta’s rubber-stamping of ads calling for violence in Brazil (the runoff Presidential election is this coming Sunday), you know the situation is even more dire than that. And you also know that social media algorithms push evil right-wing content on you even if you’re King of the Liberals, so we need to brandish the Big Stick of Bad PR once again.
Both Demand Progress and Public Citizen help you tell our Federal Trade Commission (or FTC) to stop the proposed Kroger/Albertsons merger. Mainstream media reports make it seem like it’s just Kroger and Albertsons joining together, but these corporations already own over a dozen big grocery corporations, so why should they get to consolidate their power further? Our choice is clear: either we allow big corporations to funnel even more unearned money toward their executives, which right-wingers seem to think is our only duty as a civilization – or we stop corporations from gaining even more power to price-gouge, which more closely resembles our actual duty as a civilization.
Finally, UltraViolet helps you tell the Florida High School Athletic Association (or FHSAA) to stop collecting information on female athletes’ periods. Yes, this is where we are in some areas of the country: where anti-gay and anti-trans insanity reaches a fever pitch, they start monitoring when you have your period, for your own safety and security, of course. How offensive: they do it for the “safety” and “security” of the small, weak people whom right-wingers herd from one manufactured outrage to the next, so they don’t ever connect with the real outrages that should drive them to act. “Leave girls alone” should be the motto of our public education system, even in places that aren’t Florida.