If you've missed previous opportunities to tell our Centers for Disease Control (or CDC) to impose a national moratorium on water shutoffs, then Food and Water Watch still helps you do that. Remember that a moratorium doesn't last forever, and doesn't in and of itself guarantee that no deadbeats will ever be punished again. And when the water company shuts off your water -- which, I feel compelled to point out, it's far more likely to do to individual customers than the big corporations that too often pile up much bigger delinquent bills! -- that means you can't bathe, wash your hands, or drink clean water. Clean water is, as I've often said, the cornerstone of good health care in America, and, ah, can anyone think of why that might be even more important right now? That's right, because we're still in the middle of a pandemic. So it turns out that the compassionate thing to do is also the pragmatic thing to do. It's funny how often that's the case in America. Well, it's not funny so much as it's painfully obvious to anyone with a healthy ego.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Congressfolk to restore full voting rights to all previously-incarcerated folks, then the Daily Kos Liberation League still helps you do that. Do judges sentence convicted criminals to lose their voting rights after they get out of jail? No -- state laws do that, partly so they can appear "tough on crime" (because what says "tough" like punishing people who've already paid for their crimes?), but mainly so they can keep poor folks and folks of color from voting. No, not because THEYZ COMMITZ TEH MOSTESTZ CRIMEZ!!!!, but because we harass and imprison a disproportionate number of them. Just imagine what Brock Turner's life would have been like if he were black: they'd have locked him up and thrown away the key after convicting him of rape, but because he was white, he got six months in jail, of which he served three, and the judge did all this hand-wringing about the poor boy's "future." Better we should concern ourselves with everyone's future.
Finally, Daily Kos helps you tell your Senators to ban corporate lobbyists from serving in this Administration or any future ones. This President, after bragging that he'd "drain the swamp" of corruption in Washington, even after issuing an Executive Order purporting to ban lobbyists from our government, has appointed over 280 corporate lobbyists to his Administration, or four times as many as President Obama did in his first six years. Some folks still say that corporate lobbyists best understand the fields our government regulates, but a) that's total horsedoodle and b) that's like saying we should put law-breakers in charge of law enforcement because they really "get" law-breaking, or (and I know this is really far-fetched!) polluters in charge of clean air and clean water enforcement. We're supposed to have an adversarial relationship with the sectors we regulate! And we can't do that if we let corporate cronies infiltrate our government.