Our President still obsesses over destroying the Affordable Care Act, our Congress still obsesses over destroying Medicare and Medicaid -- what's a citizen to do? Slice the Gourdian knot of health care absurdity in America by telling your Congressfolk to pass S. 1804, the Medicare for All Act, as Social Security Works helps you do. The Medicare for All Act would, as its title suggests, expand Medicare to include all Americans, which would end a lot of absurdities we've come to believe are just part of life, like ballooning premiums, surprise health care bills, and getting kicked off insurance for having pre-existing conditions. America spends more on health care than any other developed nation, and gets less for it -- nearly one out of every 10 Americans still don't have health insurance, and health insurance corporations charge pretty much whatever they want and dare you to do something about it. Expanding Medicare to include everyone? That'd be doing something about it.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell our Interior Secretary to make a temporary moratorium on uranium mining in the Grand Canyon permanent, then Environmental Action still helps you do that. Naturally President Obama's first Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, imposed the moratorium, but if Mr. Obama did it, then our current President must take a dump all over it, never mind that uranium mining there would absolutely poison the Colorado River, which runs through the Canyon and provides water to over 35 million Americans, not just for drinking but also for farming (the Colorado River provides water to the Imperial Valley in California, which produces over $1 billion annually in crops). If our President cares more for uranium mining bosses than for, you know, regular folks, then regular folks must stand up to him. I do wonder if it would impress our President to know that bighorn sheep live in the Grand Canyon, since the word "bighorn" does have the words "big" and "horn" in it.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell our government to scrap its attempt to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census, then Common Cause still helps you do that. Some folks are still saying so what? when they hear about that, but it is, actually, a big deal -- our Constitution mandates that the Census count everyone living in America, citizen or not, but a lot of good folks whose papers are in order, but who have had trouble navigating our bureaucracy, will simply refuse to fill out the Census form if it asks them about their citizenship. Why? Because they don't want to give racists in our government more ammunition to hurt them, that's why. Can you blame them? And Census data helps determine the size of Congressional districts, as well distribution of federal funds, which means less representation and less money for districts with immigrant populations. Look, these folks pay taxes, and one of the services they get for their tax money is a Census that works for everyone.