Now both CREDO and Color of Change help you tell FCC Chair Tom Wheeler to ensure that internet service providers don't censor websites or let you see some websites faster than others. "Imagine Comcast penalizing subscribers for accessing news sources not owned by its NBC subsidiary," Color of Change's Rashard Robinson writes. "Imagine AT&T shutting off access to T-Mobile's customer service website, or Verizon charging you -- and the school you're attending -- extra for you to access classroom resources online. ISPs are now legally permitted, and more financially incentivized than ever before, to engage in precisely these types of predatory behaviors." By opposing net neutrality -- by hamstringing your ability to do what you want on the internet -- all that happens is they make more money, and they call the rest of us "free riders" even though we already pay them to use their services. If anything, the big telecoms are free riders, treating money they haven't earned as some sort of entitlement.
Meanwhile, the Environmental Defense Fund helps you tell President Obama to keep our air cleaner through strong tailpipe emissions standards. The EPA's proposed tailpipe emissions standards would simultaneously mandate improvements in auto engines (so that new cars pollute less) and require improvements in gasoline (so that older vehicles also pollute less); they would cut the amount of soot, sulfur, benzene, and carbon monoxide our cars put into the atmosphere, and thus also cut incidents of heart and lung disease. America's automobile manufacturers have long been onboard with stronger tailpipe emissions, so why hasn't the EPA finished the job yet? Apparently, because oil corporations aren't on board. But we've seen the danger of trying to get everyone to work together all the time. when some people refuse to work with anyone else, you don't keep trying to work with them. You work around them.
Finally, we've no doubt written our Reps and Senators about rejecting fast-track authority for "free" trade deals -- especially ones that subjugate our labor and environmental laws to corporate whim, that allow big corporations to censor anyone they like on the internet -- so Public Citizen helps you call your Reps and tell them to vote against fast-track. Congress needs to know that almost no one in America, no matter their ideological orientation, wants the Trans-Pacific "Partnership" to pass. Conservatives may or may not think much of environmental laws and labor laws, but they certainly do not want to see all our laws subjugated to the will of some "investor-state tribunal," nor do conservatives value freedom on the internet any less than liberals do. This Congress may well be known for doing nothing except transferring the people's power to the corporations. You'd think they'd want history to treat them better than that. It won't, unless they do our will.