Long story short: tell your Senators to confirm USPS Board of Governors nominees who will save our Postal Service from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and confirm President Biden's FCC Commissioner nominees, and tell your Congressfolk to pass the Stop Corporate Capture Act, the Protecting Our Democracy Act, and the MORE Act. 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 Congressfolk's phone numbers and/or use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs.
Progress America helps you tell your Senators to confirm USPS Board of Governors nominees who will protect our Post Office from its Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy. Who tried to sabotage the 2020 election, as you recall, and who has lately increased prices while cutting service as his "bold" plan to "save" our Post Office, and that sure ain't helping out anyone who gets their life-saving medications through the mail. President Biden hasn't nominated new USPS Governors, but we may as well put our Senators on notice that they work for us -- a fact we need to remind them of fairly frequently! -- and they're supposed to do our will. They're not supposed to put our Postal Service on a path to privatization, because only a few crony corporations want that, and they're not supposed to get all the say about everything in America.
Battle for the Net helps you tell your Senators to confirm both of President Biden's FCC Commissioner nominees. Our Senate Commerce Committee has moved Jessica Rosenworcel's nomination out of committee, but stalled on Gigi Sohn, as at least two Republican Senators, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Dan Sullivan of Alaska, have put holds on her nomination because she's "too pro-net neutrality." If Messrs. Tillis and Sullivan actually listened to their constituents, they would confirm Ms. Sohn precisely because she's pro-net neutrality, net neutrality being one of the few issues that actually unites conservatives and liberals. As long as they're only going to listen to big corporations -- literally the only possible "constituents" they might have that oppose net neutrality -- then we're just going to have to be louder.
Public Citizen helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 6107, the Stop Corporate Capture Act. What would the Stop Corporate Capture Act do? It would streamline our regulatory processes by a) keeping out corporate-financed "scientific" studies that aim to undermine clean air, clean water, and product safety regulations, and b) require our government to consider societal benefits a bit more broadly when crafting regulations. Too often Congress gives corporations too much of a say over regulations that are supposed to benefit all of us, not just them, hence the madness over "cost-benefit analyses" that tabulate how much money a regulation will cost a corporation, rather than how much a regulation will help all of us. The Stop Corporate Capture Act will strike a blow against all that, so we should demand it.
Public Citizen also helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 5314, the Protecting Our Democracy Act. You remember Donald Trump, right? Pretty much a walking advertisement for How to Abuse Presidential Power, amirite? Well, the Protecting Our Democracy Act would right a lot of his wrongs by strengthening Congressional subpoena power, giving whistleblowers more protection against retaliation, and restraining Presidents from abusing their pardon power. The bill would also restrict Presidential emergency declaration power, require Presidential candidates to release a decade's worth of tax returns, and prevent Presidents from profiting from being in office. Certainly the Protecting Our Democracy Act represents an effort to learn from our recent mistakes, and we should encourage that.
Finally, the Drug Policy Alliance helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 3617, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (or MORE) Act. The bill would not only remove marijuana from our federal Schedule I, which would essentially make pot legal across the land, and it would expunge previous pot convictions and reinvest in communities harmed by the notorious "war on drugs," which has largely become a war on Black and Brown folks. Hey, the Man's gotta keep them down somehow -- the Man can't always stop them from voting no matter how hard he tries! Pot legalization is yet another issue that, these days, actually unites conservatives and liberals -- the only folks who really want to keep pot illegal are the folks who are already in a state of rage about everything, and they already get too much say in how we run America.