Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, end U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen, and ban Congressfolk from trading stocks. 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 Congressfolk to pass the Inflation Reduction Act – which would cut prescription drug prices, extend expanded Affordable Care Act subsidies for three years, enact a minimum corporate tax, fund renewable energy projects, close the hedge fund bankster tax loophole, and fund our IRS so it can catch rich tax cheats. Also, Drug Prices Are Too High and Social Security Works help you tell your Congressfolk to let Medicare negotiate drug prices, since more than 80% of Americans want that and our Congressfolk sure to have a nasty habit of forgetting what their constituents really want, particularly when it concerns something big pharma corporations don’t. Is this bill everything we want? No! Is it better than what we’ve got now? Of course it is! So let’s get it done.
Win Without War helps you tell your Senators to get us the hell out of the Saudi/UAE war on Yemen posthaste. This war kills more of the best fighters against al-Qaeda in the world (i.e., the Houthis) than even Turkish President Erdogan dreams of doing, and President Biden made hopeful noises about getting out of this mess early in his term, but no one hears those noises anymore, not when he’s trying to get back in Saudi Arabia’s good graces now that gas prices are still rather higher than they were six months ago. Note to Saudi Arabia’s government: if you want people to like you, maybe don’t kill journalists with bone saws! Also, don’t wage war on Yemen for no apparent reason except to cause famine and kill children.
Finally, Public Citizen helps you tell your Senators to pass legislation banning members of Congress from trading in stocks at all. Plenty of bills that would accomplish this aim have passed our filters this year, and our Congressfolk have made a lot of hopeful noises about getting it done, but, as you may have noticed, they’ve done nothing. Congressfolk wield a lot of power, and frankly the last half-century of American politics has proven that we can’t “trust” them not to wield that power to enrich themselves. Corporatists love to argue that we can trust the powerful to police themselves. I sure hope there aren’t too many Americans left who still fall for that line of shit.