Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to pass the Children’s Safe Welcome Act, clamp down on predatory overdraft fees, and pass the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption 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.
RAICES helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 8349/S. 4529, the Children’s Safe Welcome Act. You remember family separation at the border under the Trump Administration, and the revelation that the separated kids lived in squalor in our detention centers? The Children’s Safe Welcome Act would prevent that, by prohibiting family separation, ensuring that unaccompanied kids get legal representation, and giving more health care to kids at the border. Nobody’s afraid of immigrant kids getting legal representation, right? And the answer to “why do they get it but not me?” ought to be “why doesn’t everyone get it?” We are the greatest nation on Earth, right?
Penn PIRG helps you tell your Congressfolk to rein in usurious bank overdraft fees. When you think about it, banksters collecting $35 every time you overdraw your account is an awful lot like not working. And if you’re the person who says then just budget correctly and don’t spend more than you have, well lucky you! With the cost of higher education and health insurance (to name just two costs Americans can’t just ignore!) rising much, much faster than inflation has done, maybe not everyone has the headspace to realize that their next $3 cup of coffee will put them in the red. And $35 fees sure overstate the tiny amount of work a bank does to keep them afloat!
Finally, Demand Progress helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act, which would at long last make Supreme Court Justices adhere to the same ethical standards as every other federal judge. Clarence Thomas (whose wife helped immensely with the attempted January 6 coup) isn’t the news hook here, for once: this time it’s Amy Comey Barrett, who hasn’t been transparent about her husband’s work representing corporate clients. Always they think they’re too “great” for ethics rules. But what’s the lesson of America? The American people are great, and individuals who think they’re better than the rest of us are fools.