You've no doubt heard by now that hundreds of thousands of good Hong Kong citizens have taken to the streets in protest of their government's attempts to pass a bill that could result in innocent citizens being extradited to China -- boy, that sure smells like corruption, doesn't it? -- and you may also have heard that Hong Kong's government has used violence to try to put down the protests. But you may not have heard (though you probably won't be surprised to hear) that Hong Kong law enforcement has been using American "crowd control" weapons to do it. Hence H.R. 4270, the Placing Restrictions on Teargas Exports and Crowd Control Technology to Hong Kong Act (or PROTECT Hong Kong Act), would prohibit the sales of the sorts of things police use to stifle good people's free speech rights -- and everyone has free speech rights, whether their governments recognize that or not. So Win Without War helps you tell your Congressfolk to support free speech and peaceful protest in Hong Kong by passing the PROTECT Hong Kong Act.
Meanwhile, Demand Progress helps you tell your House Reps to let Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act expire for good. Section 215, as you know, is the section that permits our government to hoover up financial, medical, and phone records without a warrant or even evidence of wrongdoing; it's the nightmare scenario dystopian writers warned us about for decades, and the fact that we're talking about it doesn't mean "it's not that big a deal," but only means dystopia doesn't arrive all at once or announce itself once it's here. (And, you know, Muslims and folks of color would probably disagree that "it's not that big a deal" in the first place.) But with even our National Security Agency opining that they don't really need all that information to do their work, and with Congress mulling USA PATRIOT Act reauthorization as we speak, now's a pretty good time to make our will known to our Congressfolk. I mean, anytime is a good time to make our will known, but we'd be fools to pass up good opportunities.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to pass a Constitutional amendment that would help us rein in the campaign finance spending that lets big corporations have more say in our democracy than people do, then Daily Kos still helps you do that. The Constitutional amendment in question is H.J.Res. 48, better known as the "Democracy for All" amendment, and would state explicitly that "(t)he rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only," and that "(a)rtificial entities" like corporations would be "subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law." That ought to help bring corporate power to heel, since corporate power is a problem right-wingers seem loathe to admit even exists. They pretend that since our Founders weren't very much concerned with it, we shouldn't be, either, but we're Americans, which means (among other things!) that we're not slaves to sophistry.