Long story short: tell our FTC to investigate possible egg corporation price-gouging, tell our government to make birth control free again, tell Meta to hold Donald Trump to the same rules it holds all of Facebook’s users, and tell the Biden Administration not to restart family separation policies. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
Real Populists helps you tell our Federal Trade Commission (or FTC) to investigate possible egg industry price-gouging. Egg prices went up so far so fast earlier this year it fueled a hundred Facebook memes, but of course whenever you see “high prices” and “high profits” in the same spot – and, surprise! You see it here, too – you have to at least investigate the possibility that it’s just price-gouging. Yeah, they said it was avian flu, but avian flu has been hitting wild birds hard and commercial flocks only sporadically, and how many eggs do we get from wild birds again? So there’s yet another reason we need our FTC to investigate.
The National Women’s Law Center helps you tell the Biden Administration to enact the strongest birth control access rule possible. The Administration’s proposal rescinds the Trump Administration’s “moral objection” but not the “religious objection,” and provides an “Individual Contraceptive Arrangement” for folks whose employers have a “religious” objection. No one will ever convince me that your employer should force its own alleged “religious” or “moral” objections upon us in re covering birth control in health insurance, even though Hobby Lobby convinced our Supreme Court of that. But we must press the Biden Administration to expand no-cost access to birth control as broadly as possible.
Free Press helps you tell Meta (Facebook’s parent corporation) to hold Donald Trump to the exact same community standards it holds everyone else. Simply put: if they’re going to allow Mr. Trump back on, they shouldn’t hide behind arguments about TEH FREE SPEECHEZ!!!! every time he does something they’d ban you or I for. And I guarantee you he will do many, many more awful things on Facebook than you or I will ever do, and Mark Zuckerberg will throw up his hands and say well what can I do? It’s democracy! Facebook isn’t a democracy, of course, but a publishing house. Do we demand that Random House publish every manuscript it gets? No, we do not.
Finally, Win Without War helps you tell President Biden to abandon plans to bring back family separation at the border. One of the more shameful episodes of the Trump years and that’s saying something, President Biden pledged to end family separation once he took office, but hasn’t – he’s done it less and grandstanded less about it and that’s all I can say in his favor – but now he appears willing to reinstate the program formally, and for what? So right-wingers can simply ignore it and vote against him next time he runs just like they did with Barack Obama? You’d think Mr. Biden, having witnessed all that close-up as Vice President, would be more attuned to that. Hence we have to remind him.