Support the Fair Elections Now Act

Overturn Citizens United and support Government by the People Act:

Super PACs allow major companies to funnel millions of dollars into campaigns, drowning out the voices of smaller donors.

The Fair Elections Now Act would give regular Americans a louder voice in our elections — and take us one step closer to overturning Citizens United. Join us in contacting our senators and asking that they support the Fair Elections Now Act!


https://www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email

https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me

KFC Stopping Antibiotics!

KFC just announced that they’re going to stop serving chicken raised on the routine use of antibiotics. The move comes after more than a year of organizing doctors, health professionals, farmers and citizens like you in communities across the country to call on the fast-food giant to act.

This is a major step forward in our efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics. Sign our letter thanking KFC for doing the right thing for public health and protecting our life-saving medicines.


https://uspirg.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=20981&_ga=1.179120676.1062159226.1487028905

Stop Corporation Tax Write-Offs

Under current law, while corporations cannot deduct public fines and penalties from their taxes, they are able to do so with payments for settlements not paid directly to the government for their wrong-doing. This means that some corporations can lower their tax bill by claiming lawsuit settlements to non-federal entities as deductibles. Earlier this week, Senator Reed (D-RI) and Senator Grassley (R-IA) introduced a piece of bipartisan legislation which would bar corporations from getting tax write-offs from punitive settlements. This settlement loophole costs taxpayers billions each year. Join us in contacting our Senators and encouraging them to support this legislation holding corporations accountable for their misdeeds!


https://www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email

https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me

Renewable Energy

A piece of legislation was introduced into the NC General Assembly that would transition NC to 100% renewable energy by 2050. We believe that the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill should begin taking steps towards the same goal. Join us in contacting Chancellor Folt and telling her that the students at UNC want our campus to make more progress towards being 100% renewable!

chancellor@unc.edu

Petition: Defend the CFPB for Students

Did you know there’s an agency whose job it is to protect students and consumers from getting ripped off? It’s called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and right now, it’s under attack. It was created in the wake of the financial crisis to protect consumers, including students, from predatory financial practices. Since then, it has gone far to win big victories for student consumers!!

Tell Congress to protect the CFPB now by signing the petition below!!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctndMXT_rEltTLLDkSSXRD9Woxb0QZYk127_etO96fm-124w/viewform?link_id=3&can_id=dc19cfcf62243032e7b7f7aa059b8b35&source=email-omg-cfpb-wtf-3&email_referrer=omg-cfpb-wtf-3___163375&email_subject=omg-cfpb-wtf

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