Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to fight to keep U.S. Postal Service Jobs, tell our Department of Energy to force home-heating furnaces to be more efficient, and tell our Department of Education to fight for teaching against racism and sexism in classrooms. 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.
Demand Progress helps you tell your Congressfolk to roll back Postmaster General DeJoy’s plan to cut 50,000 U.S. Postal Service jobs. Raising prices, cutting services, and now putting postal workers out on the street – these “bold” ideas come straight from the CEO playbook. But America ain’t a corporation; it’s a democracy, so the American people should get more say in our Postal Service’s runnings than any one well-placed former CEO. And most Americans want our Postal Service to run well and do right; it’s why we were able to make the Postal Service Reform Act into law (with actual bipartisan support!) earlier this year. But evil doesn’t sleep, so we keep fighting even after we win.
Penn Environment helps you tell our Department of Energy to enact the most vigorous energy efficiency standards possible for home-heating furnaces. Last time our Department of Energy meaningfully addressed furnaces was over 30 years ago), so yeah, this is long overdue. We want furnaces to use less gas, and furnaces that use less gas already exist, so don’t believe the lies from the gas industry that better standards would “kill jobs” or whatnot, because a) big gas drilling corporations would replace all their workers with mounds of dung if they could and b) all the gas industry wants is for you to spend more money on gas. So they shouldn’t get all the say about everything, should they?
Finally, the National Campaign for Justice helps you tell our Department of Education to stand up to the right-wing drive to stamp out all discussion of racism and sexism in our classrooms. Localities generally run public school systems, so what can our Department of Education do about this? They can join lawsuits against states that pass such restrictive legislation (like Florida’s notorious Stop WOKE Act, to which a federal judge has lately taken an axe), or they can offer incentives to school districts that reject that legislation (per the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965). So let’s tell them to get to stepping.