Long story short: tell our government to stop training Saudi killers, tell big corporations to stop funding ALEC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tell our EPA to strengthen fuel efficiency standards and get the lead out of our water pipes, tell the big airlines to refund all those tickets cancelled because of the pandemic, and tell President Biden to stop the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
In light of the news that an American military contractor trained several of journalist Jamal Khasoggi's killers, Win Without War helps you tell Secretary of State Antony Blinken to halt all American training of Saudi paramilitary operatives. I mean, when they turn that training into sawing up a journalist into little pieces, I wouldn't blame you for feeling a little responsible. Of course, you shouldn't feel as responsible as those handling the bone saws, but we shouldn't be enabling the murder of journalists, either. Certainly not because "the world is a dangerous place!" That's a quotation from former President Trump (yes, exclamation point in the original), and it doesn't justify just letting anything happen.
MoveOn helps you tell big corporations to stop funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (or ALEC), while Daily Kos helps you tell big corporations to cut ties with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Both ALEC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have pushed reactionary right-wing policies at the state and federal levels for years, but now both organizations have pushed vote suppression in the name of fighting "voter fraud," which no reasonable observer has found in the 2020 election results. You would think big corporations wouldn't want to be associated with the Big Lie, but the truth is they want it both ways -- they want the good press of saying they're against voter fraud but they want to keep ties to organizations that promote it. We're here to tell them they can't have it both ways.
Consumer Reports helps you tell our Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA) to roll back Donald Trump's roll back of Barack Obama's clean car standards, while the Environmental Defense Fund helps you tell our EPA to restore the waiver they used to grant to California to set stronger fuel efficiency standards than the rest of the nation. Which meant cars generally built their cars to California standards -- rather than have two sets of cars, one for California and one for the rest of the nation -- but so what? The end result is better cars that go farther on a gallon of gas and thus not only pollute our air and water less but also cost good Americans less money at the pump. It takes a special talent like Donald Trump to look at all that and say nah, Americans don't deserve that! But he's gone, for now, and restoring better gas mileage standards is one of the things we need to do to keep him gone.
Daily Kos helps you tell our EPA to require that our government remove all lead pipes from our sewer system. Recall that no amount of lead is safe to drink, that any amount of lead can cause brain damage in children, and that more than half of all Americans still drink water from systems containing lead, and you'll see the urgency of this matter. And, not for nothing, but if you're poor or Black, you have a much higher chance of drinking from contaminated lead pipes. Turns out Donald Trump tried to weaken EPA rules governing lead pipes on his way out of office -- like a mustache-twirling villain who's tied you to the tracks! -- but the Biden Administration paused that effort. Now we need to tell them to do better.
Consumer Reports helps you tell big airline corporations to pay the refunds they owe good Americans for all those trips that the pandemic cancelled. That's some $10 billion, which ain't chump change, and they're doing pretty good at the moment, what with all the reopening and the $50 billion in bailouts they got via the CARES Act, so they don't really have an excuse not to reimburse good Americans for the travel they weren't able to do because of COVID. Hell, I'm old enough to remember when a big corporation would go out of its way to make refunds like this just to look better than anyone else. Corporations have so much power now they don't have to do things like that. But good Americans still deserve their refunds, and we ought to help them get them.
Finally, MoveOn helps you tell President Biden to stop the construction of the notorious Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. You no doubt know the reasons: transporting tar sands oil is fundamentally dirty, pipelines tend to break and pollute everyone's drinking water, pipelines somehow seem to find their way through Native American holy lands. But here's another one: the Trump Administration approved this pipeline without doing a proper environmental review, too, just like he did with the Keystone XL pipeline, a project for which President Biden revoked the permit on the first day of his Presidency. Let's not let him think his work is done here, of course. The work of the righteous is never done.