Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to reject bills that would call plastic incineration “recycling,” pass bills lowering drug prices for all Americans, and reject bills that would repeal the drug price-lowering planks of the Inflation Reduction 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.
Penn PIRG helps you tell your Congressfolk to reject legislation that would reclassify plastic incineration as “advanced recycling.” “Recycling” it into what? Plastic incineration would merely pump out more toxins and carcinogens into our air, while allowing big plastic corporations to circumvent the Clean Air Act at the same time. They say they can recycle more plastics this way, but burning crap still ain’t “recycling” any more than burning a log “recycles” wood. We already have too much plastic in our drinking water, and therefore in our bodies; we don’t need another crap-ton of it in our air as well. So let’s get in our Congressfolk’s grills about this.
Daily Kos helps you tell your Congressfolk to lower drug prices for all Americans with a quickness. Too many right-wing politicians act like “price controls” is a cuss word, when good Americans suffering under 8% inflation would like some control over the prices they pay. And prescription drugs can cost an arm and a leg – and with insulin, especially, that phrase is too often literal. Republicans already voted against capping insulin at $35/month for all Americans; how much longer can they get away with flouting the people’s will and the popular good? Let’s make the answer to that “never” by communicating our will in force.
Finally, in a related note, Public Citizen helps you tell your Congressfolk to reject any bill that would repeal the lower drug-price planks in the Inflation Reduction Act. Yes, some Senate Republicans are actually trying to do this! These include James Lankford of Oklahoma, who isn’t as far ahead of his opponent in polling as Oklahoma’s red-state status would predict, and Mike Lee of Utah, who’s actually tied with independent candidate Evan McMullin in at least one recent poll. And they also include Marco Rubio of Florida, who must not realize he’s drawn a fierce candidate who can beat the pants off him – a disturbing image, I know, but also what he deserves.