Thursday, August 24 - Submit a Public Comment to Protect Overtime Pay / Tell Web Hosting Providers To Stop Supporting Hate

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Submit a Public Comment to Protect Overtime Pay

  • Action 2: Tell Web Hosting Providers To Stop Supporting Hate

Tools You Can Use

Action 1: Submit a Public Comment to Protect Overtime Pay

Trump’s Department of Labor has just taken the first step toward stripping overtime pay from millions of Americans. The new, modernized overtime rules from the Obama administration will benefit 12.5 million Americans who will now be eligible for overtime or see an increase in their take-home pay.

But Donald Trump’s Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta says paying people for their labor would “create a stress on the system.” The Trump administration has issued a “request for information” in an attempt to solicit business excuses to strip overtime from workers. We need to expose Trump’s phony populism and fight to save overtime by submitting as many comments as possible.

Click here to submit a public comment to the Department of Labor through Credo Action.

Action 2: Tell Web Hosting Providers To Stop Supporting Hate Groups

Hate groups make ample use of the internet to spread their hate and recruit members. If web host providers make it more difficult for hate groups to share their message, their recruitment will be more difficult and, potentially, fewer members will be recruited. Most web host providers have terms of service that, if enforced, may mean that all or parts of these websites have to come down.

The Daily Stormer, an infamous hate group, recently made news when it lost its web hosting provider because of an outcry from activists. But there are many other hate groups that the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified that are currently active online. Reach out to their web hosting providers and let them know you think supporting hate violates their terms of service:

Click here for a list of web hosting companies that currently enable hate groups. The list includes email addresses and phone numbers, so you can contact them however you wish.

Suggested Script: My name is __. I recently learned you are the web host for [insert hate group here]. Did you know that [group] has been identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group? I object to private companies providing a platform for these hate groups to spread their message and recruit members. [Add anything else about the terms of service or your own personal use of the web hosting platform]. I hope that you will consider terminating [group's] contract so that they aren't using your services to spread hate.

 

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