S. 1082, the BE HEARD in the Workplace Act, would help good Americans better battle sexual and racial harassment in the workplace. Among other things, it would extend Title VII civil rights protections to all workers, including interns, volunteers, independent contractors and small business workers; it would allow workers to prove harm in sexual harassment cases by proving that the harassment altered the "terms and conditions" of employment; and it would prohibit employers from forcing binding arbitration and non-disclosure agreements upon workers. It would also bring the minimum wage for tipped workers up to the minimum wage level for non-tipped workers, which we ought to do, but the reforms I've listed in the previous sentence would bring a lot of vulnerable workers (yes, interns are profoundly vulnerable at the workplace!) out of the shadows and would get them the tools they need to fight harassment at the workplace. Hence CREDO helps you tell your Congressfolk to support working folks by passing the BE HEARD Act.
Meanwhile, in the wake of news reports that the city of Philadelphia sends over half of its curbside recycling off to be incinerated, Penn Environment helps you tell Philadelphia's Mayor and City Council to fix Philadelphia's recycling program. One can't blame Philadelphia's good residents for feeling betrayed at having done their part while the city fails to do theirs -- and to think that the city has the gall to blame its residents for "contamination" (i.e., putting non-recyclables out with recyclables), when Philadelphia's contamination rate is in line with or lower than the national average. The city also suggests that it can't get contracts that are cheap enough or long-term enough, which requires us to believe that a) there just aren't hungry people willing to make their mark in this field and b) contractors have somehow stopped preferring the certainty of a long-term contract. We should say to the city: enough with the excuses already; just do your damn job.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to actually reform our tax system, so that it makes corporations and the rich pay their fair share, then Americans for Tax Fairness still helps you do that. And if your Tea Party uncle tells you that TEH TOP THREE PURCENTZ ALREADY PAYZ MORE THAN HALFZ OFZ ALLZ TEH TAXUZZ!!!!!!, remind him that in the country he grew up in (it's not a stretch to imagine that your Tea Party uncle is fairly old, right?) taxed corporations and the rich a lot harder, and then spent that money building a middle class which could expect a better life for their children and their children's children. Of course, in the country we have now, Our Glorious Elites constantly tell us we can't have nice things like Social Security and Medicare anymore. They're wrong -- good Americans can have these things, as long as billionaires break off some of that money they're currently using to gild the plumbing in their 19th vacation homes.