Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to ban stock-trading by Congressfolk and pass the Martha Wright Prison Phone Justice Act and the Fair Repair 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.
Stand Up America helps you tell your Congressfolk to ban Congress from trading in stocks. Time was our Congressfolk avoided even the appearance of corruption, so afraid were they of the people’s wrath; the people’s wrath hasn’t exactly abated over the years, but politicians have gotten very good at two things: changing the definition of “corruption” so that it includes a whole lot less corruption, and redirecting their wrath at undeserving targets. So we need to bring back the America that punished political corruption, and banning Congressional stock trades would help that project immensely. Don’t believe the hype that Congressfolk know better and can police themselves. That kind of hype kills civilizations.
Color of Change helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 2489, the Martha Wright Prison Phone Justice Act. By now you know the drill: prisons contract with big telecoms to charge prisoners exorbitant rates for phone calls to their families, such that they hardly call their families, even though the science tells us that prisoners who regularly contact their families don’t go back to prison nearly as much as prisoners who don’t, or can’t. Why, it’s almost like that’s the whole idea! You see a prisoner, but a private prison sees dollar signs. The Martha Wright Prison Phone Justice Act would correct this injustice, so we should make Congress pass it.
Finally, Penn PIRG helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 4006/S. 3830, the Fair Repair Act, which would essentially enshrine the right to repair in our laws again. Too many corporations make their products essentially impossible to repair – except by themselves, at exorbitant prices! – and they claim the info you’d need to repair it is a “trade secret” or some such rubbish, but this is essentially an unfair trade practice, and the Fair Repair Act would force big corporations to make diagnostic, maintenance, and repair equipment and manuals available to independent repair shops. Presumably you recognize the evil the right to repair would fight: monopolization. So let’s fight that.