Congress reconvenes today, so today's a good day to use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or the bottom of this page, if you're viewing it on a cellphone) to find your Senators' phone numbers so you can call them and tell them to pass tell your Senators to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, H.R. 5, the Equality Act, and H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act. And if you want to tell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold votes on all these bills, you can find his phone numbers at the bottom of this page. Why do we keep telling the Senate to pass bills they don't want to pass? Partly because they're all good bills that would (respectively) better secure our voting rights, expand civil rights protections to gays and transgender folk, and restore our internet freedom. But we also keep doing it because it gives us a way to hold our Senators to account, and because communicating your will over and over again is the only way to get things done.
Meanwhile, Peruvian indigenous farmer Máxima Acuña de Chaupe has, for several years now, fought the world's largest gold mining corporation, Newmont Mining, which wants to build an open-pit gold mine on land she owns, and has been sending thugs to her house to beat her up and bust up her house in an attempt to convince her to move. If you know someone who would respond "well she should just move somewhere else and farm there," remind them, gently or otherwise, that people farm everywhere, and a lot of folks farm because they wouldn't otherwise eat. Remind them, also, that no big corporation has a "right" to harass people off their land, and remind them that Newmont mines gold. Gold! Like we're all in Deadwood or something! Anyway, Sum of Us helps you tell Newmont to stop taking people's land by beating up its owners; Sum of Us will deliver your signature to Newmont's annual meeting tomorrow.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell Congress to pass H.R. 2354/S. 1039 and thus prevent our President from marching us off to war with Iran, then both CREDO and the Friends Committee on National Legislation still help you do that. Don't believe the hype that our President really doesn't want war with Iran, because warmongers always say "I don't want to fight a war" so that when they start a war, you're more likely to believe them when they say "I had no choice." Of course nobody put a gun to our President's head and made him replace his NSA chief with a man who's seemingly spent a lifetime trying to start a war with Iran, and nobody put a gun to his head and made him withdraw from an Iran nuclear deal that was accomplishing its goal, either. Certainly don't believe the hype that he hired John Bolton so he could "keep his enemies closer." You know a better way to neutralize your enemies? Don't put them in power in the first place.