Tell Congress to Oppose the REINS Act!
If passed, the REINS Act would require congressional approval of all major rules, potentially endangering the most important safeguards to our health, safety, environment, and economy. Not only would it delay or block public protections and increase industry interference, it's redundant.
You can take action and urge your representative and senators to oppose this dangerous bill!
Tell Congress: Corporations Should Pay Their Fair Share for Public Infrastructure!
When our roads, bridges, dams, and water treatment systems are in good repair and are working well, the American people and American businesses benefit. And the largest corporations are among those who benefit the most from a well-functioning infrastructure. You might think supporting a modern transportation and communications system is an investment they would want to make. Instead, a cluster of our largest corporations have been gaming the tax code, stockpiling trillions of dollars offshore to avoid paying what they should owe in taxes and letting our nation's infrastructure deteriorate.
Urge President Obama to Order Federal Contractors to Disclose Political Spending!
Money in politics is drowning out the voices of ordinary citizens. Protections that once curbed the influence of corporations and the wealthy on elections have been eroded. And something can be done. Now. Without waiting for Congress to act.
President Obama has the ability to sign an executive order requiring companies receiving federal contracts to disclose their campaign contributions and other political spending. Please urge him to take action now and require federal contractors to disclose their political spending!
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