Sign the petition: Pass the Do No Harm Act

Tell the House of Representatives: Pass the Do No Harm Act

The petition to the House of Representatives reads:
"Pass the Do No Harm Act to preserve LGBTQ civil rights and limit the use of religious extremism to discriminate."

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Dear 5849376,

Tell the House of Representatives: Pass the Do No Harm Act

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is being used by the Trump administration to deny LGBTQ people their rights and openly discriminate against people on the basis of gender identity and sexuality.

From denying same-sex couples the right to adoption to denying birthright citizenship to children of LGBTQ parents to rolling back healthcare protections, it's clear that the Trump administration is weaponizing religious freedom to systematically dismantle the rights of LGBTQ people.

It's now more important than ever to pass the Do No Harm Act, which would stop extremists from using the RFRA to protect religious freedom without limiting or harming the rights of others.1 Can you add your name in support of the Do No Harm Act and the LGBTQ community?

Tell the House of Representatives: Protect the rights of the LGBTQ community and pass the Do No Harm Act. Click here to sign the petition.

The RFRA is a two-decade-old piece of legislation that sought to protect the constitutional rights of religious minorities, but it has since been used as a tool to chip away at the civil rights of our communities. The RFRA was used by the Supreme Court in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores as justification for allowing for-profit companies to deny insurance coverage for contraception if such coverage violated the employer's religious beliefs.2 It has also been used to discriminate against individuals in cases like EEOC v. R.G & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, which protected a funeral home for firing a transgender employee because of her gender identity.3 That's not all – now, the RFRA is being used by adoption agencies to keep same-sex partners from becoming parents.4

The Trump administration is weaponizing religious freedom to discriminate against LGBTQ people and other communities. The Department of Justice released religious-liberty guidelines that expand the interpretation of RFRA to require "an exemption or accommodation for religious organizations from anti-discrimination law...even where Congress has not expressly exempted religious organizations."5 This means that the administration is explicitly allowing for widespread religious discrimination against women, LGBTQ people and communities of color without congressional oversight or approval.

The House of Representatives recently passed the Equality Act – but we need to take it one step further to protect the LGBTQ community and ensure that the RFRA is restored to its original intent.

Tell the House of Representatives: Protect LGBTQ rights and pass the Do Not Harm Act. Click the link below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/do-no-harm-act?t=9&akid=32927%2E3291973%2EzfLQ2G

Thanks for fighting back,

Thaís Marques, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Human Rights Campaign, "Do No Harm Act," accessed June 18, 2019.
  2. Gwen Aviles, "Congressional Democrats reintroduce the Do No Harm Act," March 1, 2019.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ian Thompson, "In an Era of Religious Refusals, the Do No Harm Act Is an Essential Safeguard," ACLU, Feb. 28, 2019.
  5. Heather L. Weaver, "Discrimination Is the Big Winner in the Justice Department's New Religious Guidelines," ACLU, Oct. 6, 2019.

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Sign the petition: Ban the toxic main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup

Tell the EPA: Ban cancer-causing glyphosate

The petition to the EPA reads:
"Protect the health of children and ecosystems, not Monsanto profits. Ban glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup."

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Dear 5849376,

Tell the EPA: Ban cancer-causing glyphosate

Glyphosate is linked to devastating incidences of cancer, plummeting monarch butterfly populations and catastrophic bee colony collapse. But despite all the evidence, the EPA is still refusing to ban glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's toxic Roundup weed killer.

Pressure on the EPA is growing as local governments and other countries are starting to ban glyphosate. We have an opportunity to increase that pressure now as the EPA is taking public comments on its outrageous decision that glyphosate is safe.

Public comments are due on July 5. If you sign the petition, we will count your signature in our comment to the EPA.

Tell the EPA: Ban glyphosate. Click here to sign the petition.

In May, the agribusiness giant Monsanto was ordered to pay $2 billion to a couple who both have cancer linked to glyphosate.1 That was the third time in the past year that courts ordered Monsanto to pay cancer survivors in connection to the toxic chemical.2 Lawsuits from more than 13,000 others are pending.3

But individual lawsuits are not the solution to the harm that glyphosate causes – the EPA should ban glyphosate now. After the International Agency for Research on Cancer found glyphosate is likely to cause cancer, several cities and counties banned the toxic chemical, including the city of Miami and Los Angeles County.4 But the EPA, the agency responsible for protecting us from environmental harm, is still ignoring the evidence.

Humans are not the only ones threatened by glyphosate. The chemical is largely responsible for the decline of monarch butterflies and other important pollinators. Since glyphosate entered the market, monarch butterflies have declined by more than 90%.5 Glyphosate destroys milkweed, which is the only plant migrating monarchs can use to lay their eggs.

Bees are at risk, too. Recent studies have shown that glyphosate damages their gut bacteria, which weakens their immune system and makes them more susceptible to other problems.6

No company's profits are more important than our children's health and the health of our fragile ecosystems. Tell the EPA to uphold its mission and ban glyphosate.

Tell the EPA: Ban glyphosate. Click the link below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/ban-glyphosate?t=9&akid=32922%2E3291973%2EwjchE9

Thanks for fighting back,

Brandy Doyle, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Paul Elias, "Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case," AP News, May 13, 2019.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Baum, Hedlund, Aristei and Goldman, Where is Glyphosate Banned?" updated June 2019.
  5. Douglas Main, "Monarch Butterflies Have Declined 90%; Conservationists Seek Extra Protection," Newsweek, Aug. 27, 2014.
  6. Science News, "Common weed killer linked to bee deaths," ScienceDaily, Sept. 24, 2018.

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Sign if you agree: Brett Kavanaugh shouldn't get to rule on abortion rights

Sign the petition: Investigate Brett Kavanaugh

The petition to the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees reads:
"Brett Kavanaugh faces credible accusations of sexual assault and perjury, and the process for his confirmation last year was a sham. Immediately initiate an investigation into his qualification for a seat on the Supreme Court."

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Dear 5849376,

Sign the petition: Investigate Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh, who was credibly accused of sexual assault and lying under oath, should not have a seat on the Supreme Court.1 He got one because Republicans broke the rules to confirm him, but Democrats can make sure Republicans don't get the last word.

This investigation is especially urgent now that Alabama and Georgia passed some of the strictest abortion bans the country has ever seen.2 Kavanaugh should not get the final say on abortion rights, and House Democrats should be pursuing every option at their disposal to prevent that scenario.

We must hold the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees accountable and demand they preserve the legitimacy of the Supreme Court by immediately launching an investigation into Brett Kavanaugh.

Tell the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees: Immediately investigate Brett Kavanaugh. Click here to sign the petition.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, promised that if Democrats took over the House of Representatives, he would open an investigation into the accusations against Kavanaugh and Rep. Elijah Cummings stated the need for a thorough and transparent investigation into allegations against Kavanaugh.3, 4 But now that Democrats in the House have the power, they have not fulfilled that promise.

A full investigation could show that Kavanaugh lied about his views on Roe, pressure him to recuse himself from abortion-related cases, further undermine his credibility and potentially lead to his impeachment.

There is plenty to investigate, including:

  • Multiple, credible allegations of sexual assault.5
  • Records from Kavanaugh's time in the Bush White House that could prove he lied under oath in 2004, 2006, and 2018.6
  • Unexplained debts of upwards of $200,000 that vanished prior to his confirmation.7
  • 83 serious ethics complaints about judicial misconduct that were referred to the House of Representatives by the Judicial Council.8

The House Judiciary and Oversight Committees have the power to bring justice to millions of survivors across the country and start restoring the legitimacy of one of the most powerful branches of our government. They need to use it.

Tell the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees: Protect our communities. Immediately investigate Brett Kavanaugh. Click the link below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/investigate-kavanaugh?t=9&akid=32899%2E3291973%2EZ6Ardv

Thanks for fighting back,

Thaís Marques, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Tara Golshan, "Did Brett Kavanaugh perjure himself? The debate, explained." Vox, Oct. 2, 2018.
  2. Mara Gordon and Alyson Hurt, "Early Abortion Bans: Which States Have Passed Them?" NPR, June 5, 2019.
  3. Nicholas Fandos and Sheryl Gay Stolberg, "House Democrat Promises Kavanaugh Investigation if Party Wins Control," The New York Times, Oct. 5, 2018.
  4. Rep. Elijah Cummings, "Tweet," Sep. 27, 2019.
  5. Christine Hauser, "The Women Who Have Accused Brett Kavanaugh," The New York Times, Sept. 26, 2018.
  6. Demand Justice, "Kavanaugh: 31 Lies and Counting," Oct 1, 2018.
  7. Amy Brittain, "Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh piled up credit card debt by purchasing Nationals tickets, White House says," The Washington Post, July 11, 2018.
  8. Michael Sykes, "All 83 ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh dismissed," Axios, Dec. 18, 2018.
  9. photo: Tom Williams/ Getty Images


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Sign if you agree: No Democrat should accept Koch money

Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar happily takes Koch money. It's time for him to stop.

The petition to Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar reads:
"Stop accepting political contributions from the Koch brothers and return all previous donations immediately."

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Dear 5849376,

Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar happily takes Koch money. It's time for him to stop.

We've known for a long time that the Koch brothers – the billionaire donors who run an international oil, chemical and manufacturing conglomerate – bankroll Republican campaigns and fund shady Super PACs to further corporatist conservative interests.

So it's troubling to learn that long-time Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar eagerly accepts thousands in campaign contributions from the same mega-donors who spend hundreds of millions funding climate deniers, Tea Party extremists, right-wing judges and a whole host of dangerous anti-worker and anti-environment policies.1

No Democrat should ever accept donations from the largest funders of fossil fuel interests and right-wing hate. We must speak out now to hold Rep. Cuellar accountable.

Tell Rep. Cuellar: Stop accepting Koch money and return donations immediately. Click here to sign the petition.

Known as "Big Oil's favorite Democrat," Rep. Cuellar has accepted hundreds of thousands from the oil and gas industry, and in 2018 alone, he received more than $140,000 from fossil fuel PACs.2,3 In addition to consistent donations from the Kochs, Cuellar was the second-largest recipient of campaign cash in the House of Representatives from the GEO Group, a private prison company getting rich off jailing immigrants and separating families.4

While Rep. Cuellar promises that political donations from conservative interests don't affect his actions as a member of Congress, his voting record tells another story. In the last Congress, Cueller voted with Donald Trump nearly 70% of the time.5 He's received an "A" rating from the NRA and voted to fund Trump's border wall while publicly opposing it.6,7

Unsurprisingly, Cuellar is an outspoken supporter of the fossil fuel industry, backs increased drilling, fracking and oil exports and does little to address climate change in Congress. As Waleed Shahid, from CREDO-ally Justice Democrats, put it, Cuellar "does not have a plan to tackle climate change. He has a plan to continue receiving money from his wealthy donors...You can't take money from [the fossil fuel industry] and then try to hold them accountable. It just doesn't work."8

If Rep. Cuellar refuses to hold the fossil fuel industry to account, we must hold him accountable for taking Koch money and voting for their anti-climate, oil and gas interests in Congress. Will you join us to demand that Rep. Cuellar stop accepting Koch donations and return the tens of thousands he's already received? Click the link below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/cuellar-koch?t=9&akid=32895%2E3291973%2EVmpmdC

Thank you for speaking out.

Josh Nelson, Co-Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Alex Kotch, "Conservative Democrat Continues to Take Koch Cash," Sludge, May 20, 2019.
  2. Josh Magness, "Big Oil's favorite Democrat? Texas lawmaker's votes reflect industry interests," McClatchy, May 15, 2017.
  3. Open Secrets, Donations to Rep. Henry Cuellar from Political Action Committees 2017-2018, accessed June 14, 2019.
  4. Open Secrets, Recipients of donations from GEO Group: 2018 Cycle, accessed June 14, 2019.
  5. FiveThirtyEight, Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump: Henry Cuellar, accessed June 14, 2019.
  6. Sonia Smith, "The NRA Spends a Lot of Money on the Texas Congressional Delegation," Texas Monthly, Feb. 22, 2018.
  7. Kate Aronoff, "Henry Cuellar's Policy Preferences Could Destroy the World. But Then Again, He's a Really Nice Guy." The Intercept, Jan. 19 2019.

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Sign if you agree: No more anonymous shell corporations

Tell the House: Crack down on tax dodgers and corruption

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"Pass the Corporate Transparency Act and continue fighting to allow the public access to ownership records."

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Dear 5849376,

Tell the House: Crack down on tax dodgers and corruption

Tax dodgers. Sex traffickers. Drug cartels. Terrorist organizations. Wall Street fraudsters. They all use anonymous shell companies here in the United States to hide money from authorities and get away with their crimes.1

The 2016 Panama Papers ‒ the leak of thousands of documents from a secretive law firm ‒ blew the world of the tax-dodging elite wide open. But powerful interests fought back and preserved a status quo that allows the powerful to create shell corporations without disclosing who controls or benefits from them.

For the first time ever, a bill cracking down on anonymous shell companies just passed out of committee in the House of Representatives. If we speak out now, we could win a major victory against tax-dodging elites and corruption.

Tell the House: Crack down on tax dodgers and criminal kleptocrats. Click here to sign the petition.

The United States is a haven for tax evasion on par with Switzerland. We are one of the few countries that does not require notice of the real, living person who is creating one of the 2,000 new corporations that appear in America every single year. The legislation in Congress would require all American corporations to disclose their "beneficial" owners – the real, living individuals who own and ultimately control a company – to the government when they are created and keep that information up to date.2

Anonymous corporations have been used by the Iranian government to escape sanctions and purchase a New York skyscraper, by Mexican cartels to launder millions in drug money through an Oklahoma company, by the super-rich to evade taxes – and even to donate millions in untraceable money to super PACs determined to sway our elections.3

By some estimates, elites around the world are sitting on around $21 trillion in hidden assets – escaping taxes that could be used to fund badly needed priorities here at home.4

Even though in a perfect world, the legislation would allow the public access to the records as well, this bill would be an astonishing step forward. It has broad support in Congress ‒ but already, right-wing groups like the Koch Brothers' FreedomWorks are lining up against it. We need to strike a blow against tax-dodging elites, criminal enterprises and corrupt dictators who hide their stolen funds by pushing Congress to pass this bill immediately.

Tell the House: Crack down on tax dodgers and criminal kleptocrats. Click below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/corporate-transparency-act-2019?t=9&akid=32887%2E3291973%2E37s0PO

Thank you for speaking out,

Josh Nelson, Co-Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Jeanne Whalen, "Criminals and kleptocrats will find it harder to launder money in U.S. if bill passes," The Washington Post, May 6, 2019.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Global Witness, "ANONYMOUS COMPANY OWNERS," accessed June 13, 2019.
  4. BBC News, "Tax havens: Super-rich 'hiding' at least $21tn," July 22, 2012.

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Trump is willing to commit treason to win in 2020 – can you make a call?

Trump is willing to commit treason to win in 2020. Call now to demand that Speaker Pelosi immediately open an impeachment inquiry of Trump.

Trump just admitted he is willing to break the law to win a second presidential term. Call now to demand that Speaker Pelosi rein in this lawless conman and open an impeachment inquiry immediately.

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Dear 5849376,

Impeach Trump

Trump just admitted that he is willing to commit treason to win in 2020.

He just asserted on national television that if a foreign power provided intelligence information on his opponent during the presidential campaign, he would use it. Trump is so desperate to win that he is willing to be complicit in illegal interference in our elections by a foreign power.1

Trump is a lawless conman who is willing to betray his country for personal gain – and yet, despite mounting evidence of his flagrant despotism, Speaker Nancy Pelosi still refuses to let go of her chokehold on impeachment. Every day that Speaker Pelosi refuses to act is another day that she is turning her back on the American people, the Constitution and her own party.

Can you help flood her offices with calls to demand that she does her job and lead her party on impeachment now?

Call Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Do your job. Open an impeachment inquiry of Trump now. Click here to start your call.

As Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has the power to ensure Congress exercises its constitutional obligation to hold this president accountable, but instead of using her power, she is giving us political excuses.

The momentum is on our side:

  • Over the past few weeks, dozens of Democrats in the House of Representatives broke party rank to publicly support an impeachment inquiry of Trump.2
  • Special counsel Robert Mueller made another impeachment referral to Congress in his first public appearance where he told the American people, "If we had had confidence that the president had clearly not committed a crime, we would have said so." 3
  • The Trump administration defied court orders to release Trump's tax returns from Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.4
  • Most recently, Trump asserted executive privilege over subpoenaed portions of the Mueller report and key documents on the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.5,6

It is past time for Speaker Pelosi to use the full scope of her power to defend not only our democracy but our families and communities.

Will you help keep up the pressure by calling Speaker Pelosi to open an impeachment inquiry of Trump now? Click the link below to start your call:

https://act.credoaction.com/call/Calls-Pelosi-impeach/?t=9&akid=32881%2E3291973%2EX51Jaq

Thanks for fighting back,

Thaís Marques, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Chantal Da Silva, "#Impeachtrumpnow Trends On Twitter: Americans Say President Committed 'treason' By Saying He Would Take Foreign Information On 2020 Rivals," Newsweek, June 13, 2019.
  2. Cristina Marcos, "WHIP LIST: Number of Democrats backing Trump impeachment inquiry rises," The Hill, June 3, 2019.
  3. Meg Wagner, Amanda Wills and Brian Ries, "Mueller speaks about the Russia investigation," CNN, May 29, 2019.
  4. Lauren Fox, "Mnuchin defies House Democrats' subpoenas for Trump's tax returns," CNN, May 17, 2019.
  5. Andrew Desiderio, "House panel votes to hold Barr, Ross in contempt," POLITICO, June 12, 2019.
  6. Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Charlie Savage, "Census Fight Grows as House Panel Backs Contempt and Trump Asserts Privilege," The New York Times, June 12, 2019.

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