Here's an idea I wish I had under our last President: H.Res. 922 would mandate that Congress file articles of impeachment against any President who starts a war without a formal Congressional declaration of war as the Constitution requires. H.Res. 922 would include wars against "non-state actors" -- you know, since that's all the rage these days -- and would apply even if our President joins an existing war rather than starts one. People talk about "hamstringing the President," but (at best!) they confuse the President's duty to prosecute a war with some imagined "right" to start a war. And those who blanch at the idea that a law could mandate an impeachable offense should ask why making war on other nations without Constitutional authority doesn't immediately strike them as a "high crime." Win Without War helps you tell your House Reps to support Constitutional war-making by passing H.Res. 922.
Meanwhile, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) managed to add an amendment to a House appropriations bill that would allow adoption service providers to refuse to deal with gay parents out of their "sincere" "religious" "convictions" and still get federal funding. Even if I could accept that we should allow such folks to discriminate as if only their "religious" "convictions" mean a damn, why should they also feel entitled to federal funding in order to further their bigotry? Oh, sorry, was I not civil enough? I think I've described the problem exactly as it is, and there is no "reaching out" to people who think they're going to get gay cooties from allowing loving gay couples to add to the stock of good parents in America. Hence Equality PA helps you tell your Congressfolk to strip the offending Aderholt amendment from the the Health/Labor/Education appropriations bill.
Finally, Pennsylvania residents, take note: Max Johnson has begun a petition on Change.org which helps you tell your state legislators to ban "conversion therapy" for gay kids. Some parents put their kids through this, and while I usually respect parents' rights to make decisions for their kids, but just as I do not assume parents have a "right" to force-feed their children poison, I do not assume parents have a "right" to force-feed their children an unscientific "therapy" with outcomes ranging from anxiety to depression to suicide. And you literally do not need to have an opinion one way or the other about homosexuality to oppose "conversion therapy"! You need only ask yourself: do I oppose forcing kids to reenact past sexual abuses and submit to "exercises" involving nudity and intimate touching? If your answer is "yes," then you also oppose gay conversion therapy. And your help fighting it will be much appreciated.