H.R. 1516/S. 647, the Wall Street Tax Act, would (as its title suggests) levy an extraordinarily small tax (0.1% -- that's one tenth of one percent, not "10 percent," "liberal" media!) on all securities trading in America. I'd prefer a one percent tax myself, so that our "liberal" media can't lie about it as easily. Yes, it sticks in my craw that they routinely make these little math "mistakes" and don't get fired! If I ever got in a serious accident, I wouldn't want to find any of these clowns in charge of my morphine drip. "60 milligrams a day or 600, what's the difference?" Anyway, I digress: so, so much trading goes on in America -- too much, in my opinion, which is another reason I'd want the tax to be larger -- that even a 0.1% tax on trading would likely raise more than $75 billion annually, and that ain't small potatoes. Hence Public Citizen helps you tell your Congressfolk to start taxing Wall Street trades again. (Oh, and by the way, in case your Republican uncle is unusually attentive -- hey, it happens! -- Sec. 2 would exempt initial public offerings of stock from the tax.)
Meanwhile, you know our President has declared a "national emergency" to build his vanity border wall, and unless both the House and Senate override his veto of their resolution of disapproval nullifying this "national emergency" declaration, we have to presume he's actually going to get it built -- I mean, he might scheme to fail to build it and then blame everyone else, but that's not the way to bet. And if he's going to get it built, he's going to get private corporations to build it, since that's how our government does it these days, and one of those corporations is Caddell Construction. Hence Sum of Us helps you tell Caddell Construction to withdraw its bid to build our President's vanity border wall. If we can't shame our Congressfolk into doing the right thing -- and many of them are quite emotionally-crippled in their utter lack of capacity to feel shame -- then we have to turn the laser beam of shame elsewhere, and maybe Caddell doesn't want to be forever linked in the American psyche with family separation, Presidential vanity, and the like. We won't know unless we try, though.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 5/S. 788, the Equality Act, then CREDO still helps you do that. CREDO also reminds us that our current Administration is one that has proven unusually hostile to civil rights for gay and transgender folks, but the Equality Act -- by amending the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act (among other laws) so that LGBTQ folks can also enjoy their protections -- would pretty much put a stop to that. Our current Administration is hostile to gay and transgender folks, of course, because that's about the only way to keep the far right pounding the saucepan for you, never mind that we all know actual conservatives in our lives who find all our Administration's posturing distasteful enough that no number of federal judges is going to bring them back into the fold. And it's no use citing that time our President said he was OK with gay marriage, because our President says a lot of contradictory crap by design (so that there's something for everyone!), and also because, well, we need to look at what people do more than what they say.