Americans for Tax Fairness helps you tell the incoming Congress to repeal the Republican tax-cuts-for-the-rich and advance forward better tax proposals. Our duty is our duty, so it doesn't matter that the Republican-held Senate won't pass them! Or, perhaps, it does matter, in the sense that Republicans will have to explain why they won't close corporate tax loopholes, which are popular with approximately no one outside of corporate board rooms. They'd also have to explain why they don't want to raise income taxes on the super-rich, raise the corporate tax rate, or raise the Estate Tax on millionaires and billionaires, to name three actually-popular initiatives. And remember that Republicans passed a tax cut and still lost the House, which suggests that their tax cut propaganda doesn't sway Americans like it used to. Certainly not when Americans don't even notice a tax cut in their paychecks!
Meanwhile, speaking of taxes, People for the American Way helps you tell Congressional Democrats to investigate allegations of tax-dodging that have plagued our President. I didn't want to make this the new Democrat House majority's primary focus, since our President doesn't deserve to be our primary focus -- no, the Founders would instruct us similarly, and about any President! -- but the allegations against him require our attention as defenders of civilization and lovers of law and order. And this petition would also help you demand that future Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates be legally required to release their tax returns, since custom and tradition weren't enough to persuade this President into doing so. Like conservatives, liberals would prefer that custom and tradition work their will. But when they don't, our laws must step in.
Finally, you know that our Administration is working to loosen up the "Roadless Rule" so that more logging corporations can cut down thousand-year-old trees in places like the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, but S. 3333, the Roadless Area Conservation Act, would stop that effort in its tracks, so to speak. I've long said that a new desk for your office is less valuable to our civilization than a thousand-year-old tree, but I've neglected to mention other good reasons for keeping the Tongass wild -- like the 300 species of birds (including the bald eagle) that fly through the Tongass, or the species of moose, bears, and deer that walk the land or the salmon that swim its rivers. And we'd destroy all that for what? Not even for a new desk or chair, really, but for yet another opportunity for corporate bosses to get richer! So Penn Environment helps you tell your Congressfolk to support wild places by passing the Roadless Area Conservation Act.