Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to cut health insurance prices, pass anti-monopoly legislation, and restrain Presidential power. 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.
Moms Rising helps you tell your Congressfolk to extend health care subsidies so that at least nine million Americans will be able to afford health insurance. The American Rescue Plan Act enacted these subsidies, but they expire later this year, hence the urgency. You’ve seen health care premiums continue to go up faster than even current inflation rates? Then you see the need, and what will right-wingers say in response? That we’re “broke,” as they refuse to tax the billionaires and corporations who’ve gained trillions of dollars in unearned income these last two years? That people who need health insurance should “just get another job”? “Just getting another job” is no solution in an economy that serves unearned wealth above all.
Both Consumer Reports and Antitrust Summer help you tell your Congressfolk to pass legislation reining in big tech monopolies. The bills in question – H.R. 3816/S. 2992, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, and H.R. 7030/S. 2710, the Open App Markets Act – would attack tech monopolies at the margins, for sure (which may be why these bills have relatively strong Republican support), but we haven’t even been attacking at the margins for the last 40 years. Even Donald Trump’s policy of attacking monopolies that offended him personally was better than what we’ve been doing. But these bills would keep big internet corporations from discriminating against competing products on their platforms, which is certainly better than Trumpian drama.
Finally, Win Without War helps you tell your Congressfolk to restrain Presidential emergency powers. Apparently some Congressfolk plan to do by amending the defense appropriations bill, which isn’t a bad idea, since that bill is all about, you know, national defense, and the American people need defending from bad Presidents who declare “national emergencies” to build their little vanity border walls and such. Think of that power in the hands of someone who’s good at being a fascist! They could shut down our internet, seize homes and public buildings, or commandeer planes and trains, and ain’t none of that going to come to any good. This is a law and order issue, good Americans!