You recall that Congress went to great lengths in 2017 to repeal FCC regulations that would have protected your online privacy? Well, S. 2968, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, would help make up for that notorious act, and if you read it online, you'll be able to imagine right-wing heads exploding at some of the bill's subtitles. A "Right to Data Security"? A "Right to Delete"? A "Right to Controls"? Gosh, they'll say, don't rights come with responsibilities? It would be strange for them to say that, since the big telecom corporations actually act irresponsibly, by selling your data willy-nilly, failing to be transparent about it, losing your data to hackers, and not letting you just say no to their sale of your data. But the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act would help fix a lot of that -- yes, I'd make the big telecoms ask you to "opt in" to data sales, rather than force consumers to "opt out" of them, but this bill will do a lot of good. So CREDO helps you tell your Congressfolk to protect your private data by passing the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act.
Meanwhile, you recall that our President announced he was going to ban flavored e-cigarettes, so he could help prevent children from becoming addicted to them? Well, the tobacco lobby got to him, and he backed down. So courageous! So resolute! So masculine! Of course, his votaries probably figure he already did the deed just because he said so, but those of us in what Karl Rove once derisively called the "reality-based community" remember what really happened, and we're all about helping people do the right thing, so Penn PIRG helps you tell our President to restart his effort to ban flavored e-cigarettes. But wait! you might be saying, you also advocate for the legalization of marijuana? Isn't that hypocritical? Well, no -- the key word in all of the above is children. The law doesn't allow children to drink beer or smoke regular cigarettes, so why would we allow them to smoke highly-addictive e-cigarettes? And why would we allow the existence of cigarettes specially flavored to draw children into that habit? Civilized people wouldn't.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell our Securities and Exchange Commission (or SEC) to reject its own proposal to take power away from shareholders, then Demand Progress still helps you do that. The SEC's proposal, as you may recall, would require you to own ten times more in shares before you could even introduce a shareholder resolution, and if you're the kind of person who flinches at the idea of buying into a democratic process, no doubt you also flinch at the SEC's proposal. But in an era where our government has largely abdicated its responsibility to govern on the people's behalf, shareholder resolutions are too often that one tool that might induce a corporation to change its behavior, whether that means getting a corporation to adopt more climate-friendly practices or stop discriminatory hiring practices. So naturally the Crony-in-Chief's SEC wants to put a stop to all of that! This Administration hates progress, of any kind, with a passion bordering on insanity. But they don't get all the say in America. We do.