Americans for Tax Fairness helps you tell your Senators to close corporate tax loopholes like the one that allows them to "reincorporate" as "foreign corporations" to evade American taxes. The recent news hook, of course, is Monsanto's decision to
assimilate purchase Swiss corporation Syngenta and then reincorporate in Great Britain, because, apparently, having the power to mandate what gets grown in America isn't enough power -- they also "need" the power to avoid paying the taxes that pay for services we all use in America, services like roads, bridges, libraries, police, and firefighters. Monsanto won't even be moving its corporate headquarters, let alone getting its seed out of American soil; they'll still be here, turning everything they touch to slime. But H.R. 415/S. 198, the Stop Corporate Inversions Act, would subject corporations to American taxation if most of their management occurs in America and if they do "significant domestic business" here, namely more than a quarter of their business. No ZOMG TEH JOBZ WILL DIEZ!!!! arguments will be admitted.
Meanwhile, the Sierra Club helps you tell President Obama to sign an executive order mandating that federal contractors disclose their political spending. Here I was, thinking that all the reversals his party suffered in 2014 might have reawakened Mr. Obama's populist streak; apparently, that was just a feint, as his SEC head still won't let publicly-traded corporate campaign spending come to a vote despite the millions who have demanded it, and he won't mandate that federal contractors do the same, which he can do without getting permission from Super-Great and Super-Awesome Real American President for Change and Hope Mitch McConnell. Citizens United v. FEC, as you know, invoked corporate "personhood" to declare that corporations can spend however much money bthey want, pretty much however they like, on political campaigns, but when corporations contract with the federal government, they are literally spending your money on political campaigns -- after all, federal contractors get paid in taxpayer money. So tell President Obama to do the right thing.
Finally, Republicans may control both Houses of Congress now, but that doesn't mean we stop fighting for equal pay for women, versus the 70-odd cents on the dollar women get paid on average. Hence both the National Women's Law Center and Moms Rising help you tell your Congressfolk to support the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1619/S. 862) would help women get the pay they deserve (for do they deserve less money than men, really?) by forbidding employers from retaliating against workers who discuss their salary with each other (since this is usually how women find out they're being discriminated against), preventing employers from paying women differently on any basis other than "bona fide factors, such as education, training, or experience" (no, these factors don't explain the pay gap!), and tightens up penalties for pay discrimination. Personal to those who say the Paycheck Fairness Act is nothing more than a boon to trial lawyers: if your favorite corporations would simply do less evil, they wouldn't need to fight "trial lawyers" as much.