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Deere in the Headlights
Modern farm equipment runs on software. But when manufacturers restrict access to the software tools needed to repair broken tractors, farmers are left out in the cold. They are forced to rely on dealerships to fix their equipment, which can lead to lengthy delays and inflated repair bills. With fields to be plowed, planted and harvested, farmers don’t have the time to wait for a dealer. They need to be able to fix their own stuff.
Democracy For The People
Stanching the flow of special interest money in our elections.
Democracy For The People
We're committed to rebuilding and protecting a democracy where everyone participates and everyone’s voice is heard.
Disinfecting your home or building safely during COVID-19
Whether you operate a business, a church, a school or another building, you’re probably thinking about ways to disinfect your space to protect people from COVID-19.
Driving into debt
In much of America, access to a car is all but required to hold a job or lead a full and vibrant life. Generations of car-centric transportation policies — including lavish spending on roads, sprawl-inducing land use policies and meager support for other modes of transportation — have left millions of Americans fully dependent on cars for daily living.
Effingham Parkway, Georgia
Transportation officials in a rural area northwest of Savannah, Georgia, are worried that an existing state highway will be unable to cope with growing traffic volumes if hoped-for industrial expansion and resulting population increase occurs. Their proposal is a new $37.4 million highway. Recent trends, however, suggest that traffic isn’t growing as quickly as had been anticipated, raising questions about whether the new highway is necessary.
Electric Buses in America
Practically every day the federal government is making decisions that have a very real impact on our lives and our future. Will we have enough COVID-19 vaccines and testing to save lives, end the pandemic and keep us safe? Will the government hold polluters accountable for toxic waste and address the plastic pollution crisis?
First Things to Fix
In the Biden administration’s early days, it is critical that we take swift action to clean up our environment and address the climate crisis. There are several important environmental policies that can be set in motion on day one that will protect our natural landscapes and give Americans cleaner air, cleaner water and a more livable climate.
Fixed for the Holidays
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