Posted on September 1, 2015
President Obama arrived in Alaska yesterday to talk about climate change, in the very place where he just approved Shell to drill in the Arctic. This despite the fact that scientists have made it clear: 100% of Arctic oil must stay in the ground if we want to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
CREDO launched a campaign at www.MissionNotAccomplished.com to make sure the public and the press were aware that even as the president is making powerful speeches about climate change he was making the problem worse approving fossil fuel extraction on a massive scale. We are calling his trip to Alaska his “Mission Accomplished” moment. (You can read our reasoning in this post on Medium.) Read More
Posted on August 21, 2015
So far this month, more than 130,000 CREDO members have voted to allocate donations among the three groups we’re funding this month. Here’s your chance to join in: Vote by August 31.
These are the amazing groups we’re giving to in August. Your vote helps us decide how we distribute close to $200,000 among them.
ColorOfChange is the nation’s largest online civil rights organization, building grassroots political power for African-Americans and working for social change for all people.
Institute for America’s Future
Institute for America’s Future develops an economic agenda and message to promote economic populism in the United States, fighting austerity and economic inequality while organizing to protect Social Security and rein in Wall Street.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Union of Concerned Scientists uses rigorous science to defend the environment and fight for a healthier world.
Posted on August 17, 2015
Yesterday, the New York Times ran a front page story about a special, decades-long partnership between the NSA and AT&T.
AT&T customers in particular need to read about their telecom’s “extreme willingness to help” carry out unconstitutional surveillance programs for the U.S. government. Please read and share the news reports below.
Posted on August 11, 2015
Earlier this year, over 1,200 CREDO activists in Maine signed a petition we had launched urging Governor Paul LePage to drop a politically motivated lawsuit against President Obama’s executive orders to keep immigrant families together.
In response, the governor sent a bizarre handwritten response to me, personally. No, seriously, Governor LePage wrote me back.
Posted on August 10, 2015
CREDO members helped us decide how to donate $202,125 in July. We’re please to share the results!
Here’s how we donated last month:
Posted on August 6, 2015
I’m excited to announce the launch of CREDO Climate Heroes, an activist grant program that will give $500 to 50 activists or small groups who are protesting, blockading and confronting the fossil fuel industry and the decision-makers who are standing on the wrong side of history.
In launching CREDO Climate Heroes, we’re taking inspiration from folks like the Shell No protesters in Portland. When our elected leaders fail us and greenlight carbon-intensive extraction, these are the folks who step up, put their bodies on the line, and physically stop the machines that are warming the planet. Read More
Posted on August 3, 2015
CREDO members and our allies have signed over 223,000 petitions (which we recently delivered to Congress) and made over 43,000 calls to Congress asking Democrats to support diplomacy with Iran. Amazing.
Our work opposing the deal was recently called out in a Washington Post article.
But our work is not done. This video explains how Republicans are trying to sabotage the historic nuclear deal and start a war – and what we need to do to stop them.
Join hundreds of thousands of activists who support the Iran nuclear peace deal with your petition signature.
Posted on July 31, 2015
On Wednesday, we issued a powerful challenge to Democrats in Congress: Support the Iran nuclear peace deal, or prepare to answer to your constituents for sabotaging diplomacy and pushing for war.
On Capitol Hill, Congressional Progressive Caucus members Reps. Keith Ellison, Barbara Lee, Mark Pocan and Jan Schakowsky joined CREDO and a huge coalition of our allies to deliver more than 400,000 petition signatures telling Democrats not to help Republicans start a war with Iran (view photos from the event here).
Posted on July 29, 2015
Your values matter, and so does your time. If you’re a CREDO Mobile member, you should get our member app, which has received 4+ star ratings. It’s available now on the App Store (iPhone) and Google Play store (Android).
With our app you can:
- Easily track voice, text and data usage
- Quickly pay your monthly fee
- Create a Member Services log in (if you don’t have one already!)
Posted on July 24, 2015
Over 90,000 activists have urged Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate the practice of putting children in adult prisons!
This miscarriage of justice has to end. We’re delivering our petition to the attorney general next week, and we can make an even bigger impact if we can get to 100,000 signers. Can you help us reach this goal?
Sign the petition today, or share this action with your friends and family via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
It’s a nightmare that plays out across the country. Children are jailed in adult prisons, where they are subject to physical and psychological abuse that leaves lifelong scars.