Long story short: tell state and local legislators to secure voting rights, and tell your Congressfolk to protect us from pollution and make the workplace fairer to pregnant workers. 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.
Common Cause helps you tell your federal and state legislators to stop jailing people for unintentional voting errors. More precisely, the state should not affirm your right to vote and then jail you for exercising that right! Right, Ron DeSantis? His government just arrested 18 folks for “voter fraud,” and then the world learned that Florida county governments had told all of them they were eligible to vote! That’s some drama they got going over there. And frankly, the state shouldn’t take away your right to vote for any reason! But let’s at least protect those who vote in good faith because the state told them they could vote. This just ain’t that damn deep.
Penn Environment helps you tell your Congressfolk to abandon efforts to weaken enforcement of the National Environmental Policy Act. This could be the Manchin “side deal” he demanded so we could pass the Inflation Reduction Act, but he should have put it in the bill if he wanted it so badly! I mean, having demanded that President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda be split up into parts that could be “bipartisan” and parts that couldn’t – and having prevented most of the latter from passing at all! – he should know when he’s getting his own medicine. But seriously, we can’t rubber-stamp fossil fuel projects without ensuring they don’t spew filth all over the place, lest we hurt our children, and our children’s children.
Finally, the National Women’s Law Center helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 1085/S. 1486, the Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act. Perhaps I haven’t been explicit enough: folks who would tell you that the Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act would “prevent managers from doing their jobs” are lying. (Does it do any good to assume folks just don’t know what they’re talking about anymore? Nah.) And you don’t need to take my word for it – just read the bill and note that it requires that bosses make “reasonable accommodations” for their pregnant workers. And folks who think it isn’t “reasonable” for bosses to give extra bathroom breaks and not refuse to hire pregnant workers merely because they’re pregnant shouldn’t get all the say about everything.