Iran nuclear deal: CREDO praises historic milestone for peace over war

CREDO Action released the statement below in response to Senator Mikulski becoming the 34th Senator to announce her support for the Iran nuclear deal, ensuring that the deal will not be blocked by Congress:

“This is a huge deal. President Obama confronted a similar challenge over Iran to the one that George W. Bush faced over Iraq – but won peace through diplomacy rather than dragging us into another disastrous war of choice in the Middle East,” said CREDO Action Political Director Becky Bond. “A Democratic Party that wrongly voted in support of the invasion of Iraq over a decade ago, despite massive protests, this time listened to the grassroots who wrote, called, and rallied in huge numbers and stood with their president to stop a war with Iran.”

Obama’s trip to Alaska and “Mission Accomplished” moment on climate

Obama's trip to Alaska is controversial for progressives like CREDO activists
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 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.)

Nonprofits we’re funding in August

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.

Tell us how to donate with your vote

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.

Be sure to cast your ballot by August 31, 2015.

A New York Times article that every AT&T customer should read.

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.

Dazed and confused? Maine’s Tea Party governor writes me a letter

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.

How CREDO members voted to donate $202,125 in July

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:

$79,961 to Planned Parenthood. This organization fights fearlessly to protect women’s access to reproductive healthcare and counters right-wing attacks on birth control and abortion access.


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.

Video explainer: Preventing a war with Iran

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.

400,000 signatures against war with Iran

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).

CREDO Mobile app: It’s fast, easy and free

CREDO Mobile app on the Galaxy S6
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!)

It’s easy to get started. Just use the same login that you use for our Member Services site, or create one if you don’t have one already. Download now from the App Store or Google Play store.