Posted on February 13, 2017
Each month, CREDO members vote on how we distribute over $150,000 to three amazing organizations fighting for progressive causes. Now, more than ever, our donations are helping these groups make a vital difference in standing up for progressive values. Last month, over 86,000 CREDO members voted on how to distribute our January funds to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Demos and Electronic Frontier Foundation.
These donations are made possible by thousands of CREDO customers and the revenue they generate through using our services. Their distribution depends entirely on the votes of CREDO members–like you. And for that, our January recipients thank you.
American Civil Liberties Union
“Thank you for supporting the ACLU! CREDO and our supporters come through loud and clear with our commitment to an America that is more just and more free. We are so grateful to have you standing with us as we safeguard the Constitution.” To learn more, visit aclu.org. Read More
Posted on February 9, 2017
Documentaries remain one of the most powerful storytelling methods that progressives have used to not only share important information, but also influence people’s hearts and minds. With the plethora of online and on demand video services available, it has never been easier to watch and enjoy this powerful medium.
Here are five documentaries that I would absolutely recommend you watch, enjoy, learn something from and potentially be inspired to action.
Before the Flood (2016)
1 hour 35 min | Directed by Fisher Stevens
“Before the Flood” is a documentary from Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens that premiered on the National Geographic Channel in the fall of 2016. In the film, DiCaprio travels around the world to demonstrate the impact of climate change.
Climate change is one of the most critical problems facing the planet, and the film makers seek to use DiCaprio’s star power, which they acknowledge has downsides, to demonstrate the damage climate change is causing our planet now and its future impact. The film itself is a call to action ending with an interview between President Barack Obama and DiCaprio.
1 hour 40 min | Directed by Ava DuVernay Read More
Posted on February 3, 2017
Due to the extraordinary nature of the November election, CREDO decided to do something a little different with our donations in December. We chose to double our monthly contribution to progressive nonprofits to $300,000. And instead of asking you to to vote to distribute the funding between three groups, we included 15 organizations focused on three issues areas that will be absolutely critical to fighting back against Trump’s dangerous agenda in 2017 and beyond:
- Advancing the movement for Black lives
- Fighting for climate justice
- Standing up against Trump’s hate
Tens of thousands of CREDO members voted and now the donations results are finally in. Check out how much each group received and learn how your votes and support are making a significant impact for these organizations in 2017. Read More
Posted on February 1, 2017
Every month CREDO Mobile lets you decide how we divide more than $150,000 in contributions among three incredible progressive nonprofits. Each of the groups selected for February funding is doing critical work to obstruct Trump’s dangerous agenda in the areas of civil rights, media accountability and environmental justice.
This month you can vote for the Center for Media and Democracy, Free Press or Friends of the Earth Action. Learn more about these organizations and their work, and then cast your vote for one, two or all three by Feb. 28.
Center for Media and Democracy
The Center for Media and Democracy investigates corruption and the undue influence of corporations on media and democracy. They are a fierce watchdog and experts in exposing the bad guys, like ALEC and the Kochs.
Support from CREDO members will ensure that the Center for Media and Democracy is able to break time-sensitive stories to the public and combat right-wing groups’ disinformation on major public policy issues, which will be on the rise with the Trump administration. Read More
Posted on January 27, 2017
There was an article in The Hill this week noting that the AT&T merger with Time Warner was structured in such a way that the companies do not have to demonstrate to the FCC that the transaction is “in the public interest.”
This came after a letter was sent to the two companies’ CEOs from Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker. They wrote:
“To achieve greater transparency for regulators, lawmakers, and American consumers, we ask that you provide us with a public interest statement detailing how you plan to ensure that the transaction benefits consumers, promotes competition, remedies all potential harms, and further serves the public interest through the broader policy goals of the Communications Act.”
Regardless of AT&T or Time Warner’s response, we know these companies don’t act in the public interest, your interest or on behalf of your values. Read More
Posted on January 24, 2017
There’s a great new way to get tech help for any of your Apple products that gathers all support options in one convenient, dedicated application. Apple has released its Apple Support app and it’s available for free download at the iOS App Store.
You just launch the app and sign in with your Apple ID. A list of all your Apple ID-registered devices will appear on the app’s home screen. Select the device that’s giving you trouble, then browse among the support topics.
The app provides solutions for just about any glitch you can imagine, with easy and effective fixes for common issues like:
Forgot iCloud Username or Password: The app walks you through the recovery process in simple steps. Read More
Posted on January 19, 2017
Posted on January 12, 2017
I’m heading to the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 because I believe there is no more important moment than right now to stand for the values I believe in. In fact I booked my flight to Washington on Nov. 13 – as soon as I knew there was even the chance of a Women’s March. I am thrilled to see this effort gaining momentum with support from progressive organizations such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America (who we are proud to partner with at CREDO).
I am going to march to stand for women’s rights and to ensure that the new administration knows they have no mandate to gut the gains made by women over the past 50 years. We will not go back. But all of us have many deeply felt reasons for marching – against hate, racism, sexism, Islamophobia, homophobia and climate deniers. One thing is clear: we are all united in standing for equality.
We were having a conversation in the office about what my sign should say. So the team here at CREDO developed a series of signs we want to share with you that speak to many of the values we share. We hope you find a message that resonates for you personally or that inspires your own.
I hope these signs give you inspiration and that maybe I’ll see you in Washington.