Common Cause helps you tell Presidential debate moderators to ask candidates if they support fixing what the Supreme Court did to the Voting Rights Act. That's every candidate, too -- it wasn't that long ago (2006, in fact) that a Republican-controlled Congress reauthorized the Voting Rights Act with veto-proof majorities, and certainly asking all 719 Republican Presidential candidates the same question about the Voting Rights Act would provide a welcome respite from all the right-wing swordfighting about who's going to throat-punch more poor people and who's going to send more undocumented immigrants back to Mexico in boxes and who's going to put the most women in chastity belts that give off electric shocks whenever they have an impure thought. And if Republicans pretend that nobody really has any problem voting in America or that voter fraud is some kind of national epidemic -- or that passing Voter ID laws while simultaneously closing DMVs all over the state, as Scott Walker did in Wisconsin, isn't a total jerk move -- then at least we'll have them on the record.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell Congress to raise the minimum wage, Moms Rising helps you do that. You may recall that four pretty red states (Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota) voted to raise the minimum wage in that awful Republican wave year of 2014. Now H.R. 2150/S. 1150, the Raise the Wage Act, would raise the minimum wage to $12/hour by 2020, and would instruct the Secretary of Labor to raise the wage annually after that, by matching increases in the median wage of all workers (which could really work in some years and really not work out in others, but you can address that in your letter). The Raise the Wage Act might not be quite as good as previous minimum-wage bills, but when you consider that the minimum wage of the late 1960s went a lot further than today's minimum wage does, you begin to see the wisdom of giving those at the bottom a little more help. And no the minimum wage will not "kill jobs." Paying people more money creates jobs. And I bet folks who can't make ends meet now working 40 (or 80!) hours a week won't be swayed by the threat of "killed jobs."