Posted on November 14, 2017
How to take better pictures with your phone
People are taking more photos than ever—and they’re using their phones to take them. In fact, 85% of digital photos are now taken with phones (up from 50% in 2011). This is because, as professional photographer Chase Jarvis said, “the best camera is the one that’s with you.”
To take the best photos with your phone, try these cell phone photography tips.
Posted on November 10, 2017
Rea Carey, executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, joined CREDO for a special conversation to discuss how the organization is fighting for LGBTQ rights in the Trump era. If you missed the live broadcast, you can view it on our Facebook page here.
Posted on November 8, 2017
The recent horrific mass shootings in Las Vegas, Nevada and Sutherland Springs, Texas are two of the deadliest in modern U.S. history. Yet, in the wake of such violence and death, politicians – mostly Republicans beholden to the National Rifle Association (NRA) – answered the tragedies with the same hollow “thoughts and prayers” lip service typical of feeble and gutless lawmakers who refuse to take real action on gun control.
Time and again, after Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, San Bernardino, Aurora, Orlando, Charleston, Navy Yard and Fort Hood – not to mention the hundreds of mass shootings and tens of thousands of gun deaths just this year – the NRA’s stranglehold has prevented Congress from passing meaningful legislation to protect Americans from the gun violence epidemic.
CREDO will never back down from the fight to prevent gun violence. Immediately after the Las Vegas shooting, we launched an emergency petition calling on Republicans to reject the NRA’s attempts to gut gun regulations and to instead pass gun control legislation, urging Republicans to “put [their] constituents before the National Rifle Association.” And immediately following the massacre in Sutherland Springs, we organized around a campaign demanding Congress pass legislation to require background checks for all gun sales.
The week following the Vegas massacre, CREDO activists, along with our allies at Daily Kos, MoveOn, CT Against Gun Violence, Avaaz and MomsRising, delivered more than 1 million petition signatures to the Kentucky and Colorado offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Cory Gardner. At both petition delivery events, activists read the names of the 58 people killed in Las Vegas as a solemn reminder of the human cost of Republicans’ failure to take legislative action to reduce gun violence.
Posted on November 7, 2017
Tuesday Tip: How to choose a cell phone plan
Shopping for a cell phone plan can be as difficult as choosing a new car. How fast do you want to go? Do you want to buy, lease or pay installments? There are a lot of options out in the market, and they change often.
Posted on November 6, 2017
The morning after the election one year ago, I shared the same sense of dread that parents, teachers and so many business leaders experienced: I feared for the future of our country. But more immediately, I worried about reassuring those who looked to me for leadership. As the CEO of a company with progressive advocacy and philanthropy at the core of its business, I knew my team would want to know how we would respond. How would we lift our team’s spirits, convince them that they could still make a difference and give them a reason to continue fighting for what they believe in when Donald Trump’s victory seemed to represent such a profound rejection of those values?
Posted on November 2, 2017
What began with an activist taking on a dirty oil pipeline in deep-red Nebraska has grown into a multi-state coalition of unlikely allies successfully fighting Big Oil interests.
In 2010, Jane Kleeb founded Bold Nebraska in the hopes of transforming the political landscape of a fiercely independent and populist state, and through hyper-local organizing and bringing together diverse communities – including farmers and ranchers, landowners, Native people and tribal leaders, progressive activists, rural and urban voters, and local politicians – to fight for a common goal, she helped to lead a massive grassroots movement resulting in President Obama suspending construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Now, as president of the Bold Alliance, she is helping organize resistance across multiple rural states to protect our air, water and land from destructive fossil fuel development.
This October, CREDO was honored to welcome Jane to our headquarters for a special conversation about her work with Bold.
Since 2013, CREDO members have voted to donate more than $72,000 to the Bold Alliance, and CREDO Action has been a proud ally in the fight to stop dirty oil pipelines like Keystone XL and Dakota Access. Earlier this year, CREDO joined our allies 350.org, Indigenous Environmental Network and Oil Change International to help Bold launch the the Solar XL campaign, a project to build solar arrays on the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska.
Posted on November 2, 2017
Each month, CREDO members vote on how we distribute funding to three amazing organizations. Those small actions add up – with one click, you can help fund efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground, protect the rights of people with disabilities and provide disaster relief to areas across the world where aid is most needed. Just last month, over 68,000 CREDO members voted to distribute our funds to 350.org, ADAPT and Mercy Corps.
These donations are made possible by CREDO customers and the revenue they generate by using our services. The distribution depends entirely on the votes of CREDO members like you. And for that, our October grant recipients thank you.
“Thank you for your continued support. CREDO members are ensuring that Disabled people can live our lives in our homes and our communities with our families and friends. This grant will ensure that ADAPT is able to continue to fight so that no Disabled person is forced into an institution.” To learn more, visit adapt.org.
“Mercy Corps is grateful for CREDO’s partnership – your ongoing support is helping realize the incredible power of human potential in more than 40 countries around the world.” To learn more, visit mercycorps.org.
Now check out the three causes we are funding in November, and cast your vote to help distribute our donations.
CREDO members who use our products are the reason why we are able to make these donations each month. Learn more about CREDO Mobile, the carrier with a conscience.
Posted on November 1, 2017
As the Trump administration rolls back the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit, allowing employers to discriminate against women, CREDO Mobile remains dedicated to providing no-cost birth control coverage for our employees.
So that’s why we’re proud to be part of Planned Parenthood’s #BusinessForBC campaign which calls on employers to publicly commit to providing their workers with birth control coverage.
Affordable, accessible health care, including contraception, is not only critical for personal health, but also to supporting equal opportunity. CREDO Mobile will always work to ensure gender equality in our company, and we will never stop fighting for the rights of women across America.
In fact, CREDO is currently fighting to protect women’s access to birth control through grassroots activism. In the past few weeks, CREDO has collected more than 77,000 public comments from our members opposing the Department of Health and Human Services’ new rule that guts the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit.
Since our founding, we’ve supported organizations on the front lines of protecting women’s health, and, as Planned Parenthood’s largest corporate donor, CREDO has donated over $3 million to the organization, in addition to other reproductive rights organizations.
As Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards put it, “As employers do make [this] pledge, it’s a way of normalizing…such a fundamental right. Politicians are far behind — certainly where women are, but also where a lot of businesses are.”
We stand with Planned Parenthood, and we encourage other businesses to do the same.
Posted on November 1, 2017
Each month, CREDO members help decide how we donate tens of thousands of dollars to three great nonprofit groups fighting for our progressive values. This month, you can help fund organizations fighting for human rights, climate justice and economic equality by voting for Amnesty International USA, Earthjustice and the Economic Policy Institute. Learn more about each of these causes, and then cast your vote for one, two or all three by November 30.
Amnesty International USA
Amnesty International is a global grassroots movement and one of the world’s foremost defenders of human rights. With millions of activists worldwide, the organization works tirelessly toward fair treatment for people everywhere.
In addition to helping its ongoing work to ensure the fair treatment and release of prisoners of conscience around the world, funding from CREDO members will help Amnesty International USA fight for the rights of human rights defenders in the United States, ensuring that the right to peaceful protest is protected as well as on the rights of immigrants and refugees, particularly children and families held in detention centers indefinitely as they seek asylum in the United States. Read More
Posted on October 30, 2017
Tips for Choosing the Right Cell Phone
Your phone is just about the most useful thing you own. So when you’re buying a new one, it’s essential that you choose the right one – and the right plan to go with it. Here’s our advice.