If you haven't talked to the FCC about their net neutrality proposal, the Consumerist can help you do that. The Consumerist's advice -- tailor your remarks to the specifics of the FCC plan and speak to why net neutrality is important to you -- is good advice. That second part, I'll admit, I've usually skipped over, mainly because I've long considered it more important to speak to why net neutrality is good for everyone. But this blog, for example, is a pretty wonderful thing, though I do say so myself, and under the net neutrality regime, my start-up costs were in the tens of dollars per year, and when I decided to do a better layout job, costs ran into the low hundreds -- again, per year. But an internet "fast lane" would have taken a lot more money than that at the beginning, and probably stopped me from doing it. Let's have people, not corporations, pick the winners and losers on the internet again. (If you're more stuck for time, but still want to craft a decent missive, the Electronic Frontier Foundation provides a fairly handy form for your communication with the FCC.)
Meanwhile, you may have heard of the worldwide strikes by fast-food workers last week, and Adriana Alvarez (a McDonald's worker raising a two-year-old on $9.15/hour) has begun a petition on CREDO with which you may tell McDonald's to pay their workers more and respect their right to organize and bargain collectively. After all, McDonald's makes over $5 billion in profits annually, and our economy can't be all about redistributing workers' earnings upward to CEOs, right? So if you find yourself unsympathetic to the fact that Ms. Alvarez has had to drop out of college and collect food stamps in order to get by, perhaps you should redirect your anger toward the corporate bosses who pay their workers so little that they have no recourse but to rely on taxpayer assistance -- your assistance. And don't fall for the line that a higher minimum wage will raise prices intolerably -- not only does the science tell us otherwise, but, ah, when McDonald's workers have to get food stamps, you're already paying more for that Big Mac.