Long story short: tell your Congressfolk that yes home and community care service spending absolutely belongs in the American Jobs Plan and to pass the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act; tell President Biden to close Guantánamo Bay already; tell your Senators to confirm USPS Board of Governors nominees so they can fire Postmaster General DeJoy; and tell your local cable provider to "un-Fox your cable box." 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 get your Reps' and Senators' phone numbers, or use the email/petition links in the paragraphs below. And good hunting! It's almost the weekend!
Daily Kos helps you tell your Congressfolk that we should absolutely invest in home care and community care services. The Republicans are all up on the TV telling us that anything other than roads and bridges isn't "real infrastructure" (which they're won't vote to fund either, by the way), but actually, home and community care are real infrastructure -- if you think, you know, that civilization consists of people, rather than things. And if you've ever done home and community care (ahem!), then you know it's absolutely essential work that, frankly, we're going to need more of as the years go by. So don't let Republicans tell you your work isn't essential, or "real." And, ah, why do we let seditionists tell us what's essential or real again?
Penn PIRG helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass S. 984, the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. S. 984 would make plastics corporations responsible for single-use plastic waste, by forcing them to contribute financially to the collection and processing of all that waste; that would be quite the welcome change from having everyone else clean up all of their mess. And then we'd see all that trash disappear right quick! Because they'd then make recyclable and reusable plastics, of course. Corporations don't like losing money, as you know. Don't worry that this change will be "too much" for them or that it'll "kill jobs." Corporations always complain about change -- but they can adjust more easily than us, because they have more money.
The Daily Kos Liberation League helps you tell President Biden to close the notorious Guantánamo Bay detention center. Guantánamo has been a stain on our nation for almost 20 years now, a place supposedly for detaining "the worst of the worst" terrorists, but when they hold you there for five or 10 or 14 years (like Mansoor Adayfi, whose book Don’t Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo comes out soon), they're all but announcing you're not a terrorist. Remember the Obama-era formulation "too difficult to prosecute, but too dangerous to release"? No one is "too dangerous" to charge, convict, and sentence. If you think so, go live in a dictatorship already, because you're not tough enough for civilization.
Common Cause helps you tell your Senators to confirm President Biden's three USPS Board of Governors nominees -- so they can then fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, whose service-cutting and price-hiking ways make a mockery not just of our Post Office but of America. Where's the can-do spirit, Mr. DeJoy? Saying "we've got to raise prices and cut services" when our Post Office was running a crap-ton better before he got there sure ain't the can-do spirit I grew up with. You've heard that the reconstituted USPS Board of Governors might not fire Mr. DeJoy after all? We'll address that with the Board of Governors shortly. But your Senators should still know that you want him fired.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to "un-Fox your cable box" -- that is, get your cable corporation to dump Fox News -- here's the link. Now, perhaps you're saying to yourself, self, what about all the other far right news channels like OAN and Newsmax? Are we going to boot them off our cable box too? And the answer would be: sure, if we've got to! But this is mainly about Starving the Beast that is Fox News of all the user fees they collect from big cable corporations, which stick those fees in their prices for your basic cable package. OAN and Newsmax will surely become Beasts in due time, but in the meantime, let's teach our cable providers that there'll be a price for carrying noxious news channels full of drama and junk news.