Long story short: Tell your House Reps to pass the Medicare for All Act, the For the 99.8 Percent Act, and the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, and also tell your House Reps to make unemployment insurance better and stop antibiotic abuse on factory farms. 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 House Reps' phone numbers, or use the email/petition links provided in each paragraph below.
H.R. 1976, the Medicare for All Act, would expand Medicare to include every American citizen, so that good Americans will never be at the mercy of lousy care and shifting networks and surprise medical bills ever again. Polls have told us that more than half of Americans want Medicare to cover everyone -- and since big media outlets and/or big corporations conduct these polls, you'd kind of expect them to say the opposite of what they say! -- and lately support numbers have been more like 60%. You may also have heard that "most people like their private health insurance," but I propose one of two possible reasons for that phenomenon: 1) people occasionally get tired of thinking about things that corporations deliberately make more obtuse, and 2) most people aren't using their health insurance at any given moment! Medicare4AllNow and Black Lives Matter provide petitions.
The For the 99.8 Percent Act (no bill number at this writing) would expand the Estate Tax, which has taken a lot of undeserved hits over the last 20 years. I'm old enough to remember when the debate over the Estate Tax (remember the "Death Tax"? Like most of us will ever pay it when we die!) was the stupidest debate in politics; needless to say, other debates have surpassed it. The For the 99.8 Percent Act would hike taxes on billionaire estates to 77% (of that part of the estate over $1 billion, that is), and if you're planning to leave an estate smaller than $3 million, you won't be paying any more money than before. But all those folks who've been profiting off this pandemic? Yeah, they'll be contributing more to water mains and rebuilt bridges than they thought. Roots Action provides an email tool.
H.R. 51/S. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, would admit Washington, D.C., as our 51st state. Republican arguments against it boil down to one thing: ZOMG TWO MORE DEMOCRATZ SENATORZ!!!!! Remember in the 1930s, when Republicans opposed Hawaii statehood because the people seemed too foreign and they'd just keep sending Democrats to Congress? No, you don't, because Democrats actually opposed the admission of Hawaii because the people seemed too foreign, and Republicans dominated the state back then! Better to focus, then, on how how 85% of its residents want statehood, or how D.C. could have defended itself from the January 6 attempted coup if it had its own National Guard like all states do. Both People for the American Way and the Progressive Reform Network provide petitions.
The Center for Popular Democracy helps you tell your Congressfolk to reform our unemployment insurance system. I'll admit I haven't given this matter a lot of thought, and not just because Republicans are constantly out to destroy what we've got -- why should unemployment be limited only to those who get fired, versus, say, those who quit their jobs because they're getting used like wet dishrags (and can prove it)? And if you remember how Rick Scott screwed up Florida's unemployment application system so badly that even Ron DeSantis kvetched about it, you might be more inclined to have one national system, too. And why shouldn't lower-wage workers get a higher percentage of their missing income? There's a lot to think about here.
Finally, Penn PIRG helps you tell your Congressfolk to limit antibiotic abuse on factory farms. Seems we've been telling them to do this forever, and I'll admit it's a little depressing that just about everyone except factory farms wants them to stop doing this, and yet very little ever changes. Not nothing, mind you, but if we keep giving more than two-thirds of our antibiotics to nominally healthy feed animals, then diseases will adapt and we'll wind up in a world where the next cut could kill us. And when we do, we won't be saying well, at least we moved slowly and deliberately to protect the profits of our factory farms! Some people love talking about how we liberals "coddle" everyone, but nobody in America gets coddled like big corporations do. And we've got to stop.