Long story short: tell our USDA to make contracts between big ag corporations and small farmers more transparent, tell our Justice Department to prosecute Donald Trump for his naked attempt to subvert the will of the people during the 2020 election, and tell 15 states to let gay and trans folks adopt children . 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.
The Union of Concerned Scientists helps you tell our U.S. Department of Agriculture (or USDA) to force big ag corporations to be far more transparent in their contracts with small farmers. Yeah, I’d break up the big ag monopolies myself, but USDA Secretary Vilsack – yeah, he’s back, after such a great run the first time! – has shown little appetite for that, and you can go ahead and mention that in your comment if you like. But forcing big ag corporations like Tyson to spell out what’s in the contracts they sign with poultry farmers ain’t nothing. And we really should be prioritizing the farmers that grow the food over the corporations that sell it. I hope that doesn’t sound too old-fashioned.
Common Cause helps you tell our Justice Department to prosecute Donald Trump. If we’ve learned anything from the January 6 Commission over the last few weeks, it’s that Donald Trump knew he lost the election but tried his damnedest to nullify the will of 81 million voters anyway. I love how they always talk about the “75 million voters” who felt “disenfranchised” by the result. Of course, it was 74 million voters; one million voters isn’t a rounding error. But we should never allow this man near our sacred public offices again, and we need to hold him accountable for abusing the trust we solemnly placed in him in 2016, even though he lost the popular vote then by three million votes.
Finally, Care2 helps you demand that gay and trans folks can adopt children everywhere. If they want to outlaw abortion and say “just put the kid up for adoption,” then anyone who otherwise meets state requirements for being a good parent should get a chance to adopt the kid! It’s stupid to bring more unwanted children into the world and then say “not you” to folks who want them! And yet 15 states still prohibit gay and trans folks from adopting, and they include only two states (Virginia and Pennsylvania) that gave their electoral votes to Mr. Biden in 2020. That makes the job daunting, doesn’t it? But duty is duty, and right is right, and our duty to communicate what’s right doesn’t change because it’s a heavier lift.