Long story short: tell our President and your Congressfolk to raise the corporate tax rate much higher than some Senators would like; tell your Congressfolk to pass the Medicare for All Act, the End Polluter Welfare Act, the D.C. Admission Act, and a bill that would add four Justices to our Supreme Court; also tell your Congressfolk to strengthen whistleblower protections for folks who expose money laundering. Use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or, if you're on a cellphone, the bottom of this page) to find your Congressfolks' phone numbers, or use the email/petition links in the paragraphs below. Good hunting!
Word on the street is Democrats are about to settle for a 25% corporate tax rate, when 28% was already settling, and all I can say is: congratulations, Democrats! You are about to lose the 2022 midterms! Seriously, making corporations pay more is popular, you know, with people, even if it's not popular with big corporate donors. So go ahead and call your Senators and demand a 55% corporate tax rate, just like the one we had in the '50s when we had damn near full employment almost every year. (Daily Kos also helps you demand higher taxes on corporations and the rich.) If you've got an extra minute, call President Biden at 202.456.1111 (or contact him at this web address) and tell him to give up on "negotiating with Republicans." We've watched Republicans "negotiate" for 20 years -- they block everything, they call their opponents "traitors," and they try to overturn elections when the results don't go their way. The only people our President should negotiate with is us.
Demand Progress, MedicareforAllNow.org, Black Lives Matter, and Roots Action all help you tell your House Reps to pass H.R. 1976, the Medicare for All Act. Hopefully, spending the most on health insurance and getting less for it than most other rich nations on Earth is not the kind of thing that makes you you want to yell WE'RE NUMBER ONE! Now's a good time for two reminders: 1) we can fund it by converting the money big corporations already spend on health insurance into an employer-side payroll tax and fund Medicare for All without raising taxes on workers even one penny, and 2) the Democrats who ran in Republican-leaning districts but supported Medicare for All tended to win, and the ones who didn't tended to lose. So brook no ten-dollar-word cowardice from your Congressfolk about this.
Food and Water Action helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 2102/S. 1167, the End Polluter Welfare Act. As its name suggests, the End Polluter Welfare Act would repeal handouts to fossil fuel corporations to the tune of $15 billion annually. I suppose the same right-wingers who pretend to hate subsidies "except for these" will turn it around at some point and argue that fossil fuel corporations need subsidies precisely because renewables are catching up to them! Of course, renewables barely pollute, whereas oil and gas drilling befouls our air and water and threatens to make our planet unlivable, so right-wingers still lose. Unless we fail to speak out, that is.
Both the Friends Committee on National Legislation and the League of Conservation Voters help you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 51/S. 51, the D.C. Admission Act, and thus make Washington, D.C. a state. You'd think Republicans would leap at the chance to give D.C. some autonomy, but alas, no -- they'd prefer to dictate to D.C., and they don't want one more Democratic House Rep and two more Democratic Senators in Congress, though, you know, if you were worried about that, you'd figure out how to win there! Also, too, if D.C. were a state, they'd have been able to protect themselves better from the seditionists of January 6. It's all about giving good D.C. residents the same amount of self-determination all our states have; why is that so much to ask?
Public Citizen helps you tell your Congressfolk to support legislation that would add four Associate Justices to our Supreme Court. Meaning our Court would have 13 Justices, not nine, and just so happens America has 13 appellate courts, so now our current Justices won't have to double up. And Congress can-so do this! The number of Supreme Court Justices has fluctuated throughout American history; law sets the current number at nine, not our Constitution, not our Founders. Don't brook any silliness from Republicans about this matter -- they were perfectly happy to have only eight Justices while it suited them.
Finally, the National Whistleblower Center helps you tell your Congressfolk to strengthen whistleblower protections for folks who expose money laundering. It's only been a few months that we've had protections for those whistleblowers, but they're not as good as they need to be -- when such folks can face retaliation without recourse to legal avenues, and when our Treasury Department can award whistleblowers as little as one dollar without being challenged, these are not good things. Many whistleblowers will have been out of work for several years and destitute by the time they get that piddling award, so it's important we reward people properly when they put themselves on the line like that. They're helping us be a law-and-order nation, after all.