First things first. The House will vote today on legislation that would prevent our FBI from using Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act to spy on our internet histories without a warrant. No one objects to a search conducted once our government gets a warrant, but for damn near 20 years now, our government has used the "war on terror" to justify spying on good Americans unconstitutionally. This is one of the reasons we revolted against Great Britain in the first place! Our Founders were tired of British soldiers busting doors down and turning their houses over whenever they felt like it, and for good reason: folks deserve to be free from harassment by their government. (No, paying taxes to cover health care isn't "harassment." Like I didn't see that coming!) Anyway, you can either call your House Reps and demand that they pass the Lofgren/Davidson amendment (formerly the Wyden/Daines amendment that failed by one vote in the Senate) that would restrict government spying, or you can let Defending Rights and Dissent help you email them.
Meanwhile, Win Without War helps you tell your Congressfolk to ban any arms sales to Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates for the next five years -- which would emphatically curtail our involvement in their war on Yemen. They'll whine that Congress shouldn't tell them what to do, but that is, in fact, Congress's precise role as our Founders envisioned it -- to tell our President whether or not he can go to war, or even spend money helping other countries go to war. Remember all that "foreign entanglements" talk in history class? Yeah, it was a real thing. Of course, there's a recent news hook -- our President just so happened to fire a State Department Inspector General who just so happened to be looking into Secretary of State Pompeo's $8 billion weapon sale to Saudi Arabia, which bypassed stated Congressional will and may have been illegal to boot. It won't be enough to drain this particular Presidential swamp; we'll also have to make sure future Presidents don't create similar swamps, and one way to do that is to restore Congressional prerogative and power in this instance.
Finally, you've seen those Amazon ads in which they take worker temperatures and such? They're really trying to reassure us that we won't get COVID-19 from our even-more-ubiquitous Amazon packages! But how serious can they be if they're firing workers who blow the whistle on squalid conditions at Amazon warehouses? They should just be able to refute their arguments with facts! Particularly if they're worth $24 billion more than they were at the start of our government's attempts to contain this pandemic, as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now is. I mean, they say such riches are an achievement, after all, and even if one disagrees (ahem!), a man with $24 billion more than he had just two months ago shouldn't have to resort to firing "troublemakers." So MoveOn helps you tell Mr. Bezos to better protect his workers' (and therefore the public's!) health and reinstate those fired workers right away. He's not insensitive to public pressure, after all -- it's the only reason Amazon hiked worker wages a few years ago! So let's deliver that pressure.
UPDATE. Apparently Democratic leadership has blown so many holes in the Lofgren/Davidson amendment to the PATRIOT Act reauthorization bill that Defending Rights and Dissent has withdrawn its endorsement of the amendment; you can still call your Congressfolk and tell them that you support the Wyden/Daines amendment to the Senate bill, even if the Senate didn't pass it. Remember: it doesn't matter what they want; it matters what we want. I'm going to keep saying that until we all believe it -- and when that happens, the politicians had better watch out.