Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president brings into focus just how broken our economic and political systems are. We know Trump won’t be the one to fix them. Already, his rhetoric and Cabinet choices indicate the Trump administration will be an agent for deepening crony capitalism and expanding corporate influence. The result will be even more economic injustice, racism, and inequity.
Just days before leaving office, President Obama released $500 million for people around the globe dealing with the disastrous effects of climate change. This is a huge victory, and a powerful beginning to our resistance to Donald Trump’s agenda. Nearly 100,000 people like you and over 100 partner organizations took coordinated action -- and we got results. Thank Obama for taking this step toward climate justice amid competing priorities and in the short time he had left.
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!