Niantic, Inc. -- the producer of smartphone craze Pokemon Go -- is now offering paid sponsorships. And, unsurprisingly, McDonald’s is one of the first to sign up. Already, every McDonald’s in Japan is a Pokemon hot spot -- and when children arrive to play, they’re enticed with Happy Meals with a Pokemon toy inside. Call on Niantic to remove sponsored PokeStops and gyms for players under age 13, and stop using kids’ data to target them with predatory marketing.
Texas Representative Lamar Smith, and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has subpoenaed Attorneys General Maura Healey of Massachusetts and Eric Schneiderman of New York, and other climate allies for their work on #ExxonKnew. It’s time to send a message: WE WON’T BACK DOWN.
The Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability (WATER) Act will provide billions of dollars annually to modernize U.S. water infrastructure. Importantly, it will ensure that the funding goes to publicly owned water systems. And it will be funded by closing a tax loophole on offshore corporate profits. Tell your representative to support the WATER Act and fix our aging water systems!
In a big victory for public health, Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta just announced that it will not renew its contract with its on-site McDonald's. Send a message to Grady's CEO John Haupert thanking him for standing up for children's health, and urging him to replace McDonald's with a healthy, sustainable option!
Wisconsin’s Rep. Gwen Moore just issued a powerful public letter calling on the World Bank to stop funding and promoting water privatization pending an independent review and congressional hearings. Rep. Moore’s leadership in challenging water privatization and violations of the human right to water is powerful: she is the Ranking Member of a U.S. House subcommittee with jurisdiction over World Bank affairs. Send a message thanking Rep. Moore and encouraging her to continue her leadership.
Call Nancy Pelosi and tell her to publicly oppose fast track and the TPP. In your own words, tell her why she should publicly oppose the TPP. We've included a few suggestions.