Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to secure voting rights, enact a Medicare-for-All health insurance system, ban Congressional stock ownership, reject Andrew Biggs's nomination to our Social Security Advisory Board, and confirm Gigi Sohn as FCC Commissioner. 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.
Daily Kos helps you tell your Senators to protect our right to vote in America. Yeah, they've already refused to pass voting rights reform legislation several times -- or, more precisely, refused to get rid of the filibuster so they can pass it without Republican votes -- but that only means we keep telling them and telling them and telling them until they have no choice but to do our will. Best also to let them know that their love of the filibuster is horseshit. How do we know? Because they had a chance to enact a compromise -- force Senators to actually talk through their filibuster like in the old days -- and they wouldn't do that, either.
National Nurses United helps you tell your Senators to enact a Medicare-for-All health insurance system. Last week I described how Medicare for All would save good Americans money, but I should also describe how the privatized health insurance system costs us money: by putting up bureaucratic roadblocks to care that end up being rationalizations to deny care -- you think anyone in a single-payer country knows what a referral is? -- and also, of course, by jacking up the cost of medicine like (most famously) EpiPen and insulin. These are life-saving drugs, so big corporations can charge whatever they want, and you just have to pay it! Wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to do that?
Win Without War helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 6678/S. 3631, the Ban on Congressional Stock Ownership Act, which would prevent members of Congress from owning stocks. Back in February, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (E-GA), who has on occasion tried to cast herself as someone who's against all these stupid wars we fight, bought somewhere up to $15,000 of Lockheed Martin stock a mere two days before Russia invaded Ukraine, and I would think folks naive if they thought she did that blindly. And she's far from the worst offender in Congress! Now, this bill has actual bipartisan support, but isn't moving very quickly; couldn't be that they're hoping we don't know anything about it, could it? Too late!
Civic Shout helps you tell your Senators to reject the nomination of one Andrew Biggs to our Social Security Advisory Board. Why? Easy: no one who wants to privatize Social Security should serve on the board of Social Security. Why, putting him on the Social Security Advisory Board would be like putting insurrectionists on the January 6 Committee! You know, for "balance." Just as there is no possible "balance" between freedom and fascism, there is no possible "balance" between Social Security and those who'd privatize it. Every time the stock market dips from now on, just ask a Republican: aren't you glad we didn't privatize Social Security like you wanted to do?
Finally, More Perfect Union helps you tell your Senators to confirm Gigi Sohn as FCC Commissioner already. How do we know she'd do a good job? You know, besides the fact that she worked on our FCC's net neutrality order from 2016? Because the Fraternal Order of Police (who asked them? Big money did!) has campaigned against Ms. Sohn for her support of end-to-end encryption; they're afraid end-to-end encryption will keep them from doing their jobs. Jesus Mary and Joseph all they need to do is get warrants! Encryption won't save criminals from warrants; it could save us from government spying, though. Seems to me we'd want more anti-spying people in our government.