The Hero Action Fund helps you tell your Congressfolk to make any COVID-19 vaccine free for all Americans. Not just because life is precious, but because the more people get immunized, the quicker we'll kill this disease, and the big pharma corporations shouldn't worry -- I'm sure this isn't the last time we'll need a COVID vaccine. But, you know, Pfizer took a few hundred million Euros to make its vaccine, and Moderna only spent American taxpayer money on theirs, so we should, in fact, get to say what happens with these vaccines. One might respond that these corporations only made those vaccines so they could make money -- and given how little interest big corporations have ever shown in an ebola vaccine, one might be right. But civilized people cannot reasonably put money at the core of every single public welfare decision. That's what our government has done for decades now, and we need to change that.
Meanwhile, the Sierra Club helps you tell Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf to reject the proposed Gibbstown, NJ natural gas export terminal. Mr. Wolf, as Governor, sits on the Delaware River Basin Commission (or DRBC) and has the authority to stop this project, which would receive liquefied natural gas transported over rail and truck from Wyalusing, PA and send it overseas, which sure is a strange way of promoting energy independence. Of course, it's also a bad way of promoting "a new energy future" -- a better way would be to go all-in on renewable energy sources, because even though (as Ralph Nader used to say) you can't own the sun, you can own the infrastructure that converts it into electricity. But shipping 3.5 million gallons of liquified gas every single day is an accident waiting to happen, and that accident will pollute our land, our air, and our clean water. So we know what we have to do.
Finally, Change.org provides two petitions which help you protect gay and/or transgender kids: one helps you tell Alabama legislators to reject HB 1, which would actually make it illegal to give health care services to transgender children, while the other helps you tell Pennsylvania legislators to pass HB 1293, which would ban "conversion therapy" there. It's pretty simple: the science tells us that "tough love" for transgender kids (which is what HB 1 supporters obviously prefer) only makes their anxiety, depression, and suicidal wishes much worse, and the science also tells us that "conversion therapy" (which HB 1293 would ban) isn't therapy, or even science. Hate to pile on, but Alabama does worse than most American states in providing mental health care to children to begin with, and "conversion therapy" includes such "therapies" as naked touching, re-enacting sexual abuse, and shock therapy, and why would civilized folks allow these things to happen?