The Union of Concerned Scientists helps you tell your Congressfolk to reject any cuts to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, i.e., food stamps. A lot of folks really don't understand how the food stamps program works -- not just because right-wingers want to destroy all good federal programs, but because centrists pretend that pandering to people's shallowness is the path to victory. A lot of folks seem to think that the food stamp program works by taking their taxpayer money and giving it to folks who don't deserve it, but that's not how it works: it takes taxpayer money from all of us and gives it to anyone who needs it, which could be all of us, at some time or other. I mean, even the hardest-working folks suffer bad luck and reversals in life. If you really think too many of "those people" get your hard-earned money, then you have an obligation to change the system so that it's fairer. If that's even the problem -- if the problem is you're just a racist, then you need to change yourself.
Meanwhile, H.R. 20, the Government by the People Act, would create a public campaign financing program allotting six dollars for every dollar in small donations (donations $50 and under) made to campaigns. And thus the bill would amplify the power of small campaign donors; right now the really really big campaign donations seem to jump their donors to the front of any line to get their grievances heard, and our Constitution doesn't give you more rights just because you have more money. H.R. 20 wouldn't mandate participation by candidates in the public financing program, so reflexive Citizens United defenders can sheath that imaginary objection, and though it would likely have the effect of shaming candidates who forego participating in the system, there's no Constitutional "right" not to be shamed by your countryfolk, and anyone who pretends otherwise is a snowflake. Sign for Good helps you tell your Congressfolk to support real campaign finance reform by supporting the Government by the People Act.