Long story short: tell your Senators to block the House’s efforts to defund our IRS, tell Pennsylvania state legislators to reject vote-suppressing constitutional amendments, and tell our Justice Department to investigate the Ticketmaster monopoly. 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.
First things first. Patriotic Millionaires helps you tell your Senators to reject the House-passed bill which would defund our IRS of most of the money the Inflation Reduction Act provided. Republicans have been flogging the ZOMG TEH IRS WILL COMEZ FOR TEH YOUZ!!!! lie for years; how’d that work out for them on Election Day? Well, they lost ground in our Senate, and barely won our House, so, ah, not well. And that money would help our IRS go after rich tax cheats; our IRS already goes after poor tax cheats because they’re easy pickings. So let’s not tolerate any more defund-the-police craziness from Republicans.
Pennsylvania residents, take note: the ACLU helps you tell your state legislators to reject proposed constitutional amendments that would enshrine Voter ID – which we know amounts to voter suppression against seniors and minorities – and take election oversight away from Pennsylvania’s counties and put it in the hands of the auditor general. Who, let’s check, just so happens to be a Republican right now! What a coincidence! Our legislature must pass such amendments in consecutive terms before they can go before the voters, and our Governor has no part in this process, so we Pennsylvanians had better get in our legislators’ grills right now if we want to stop them from doing this noxious crap.
Finally, More Perfect Union helps you tell our Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division to investigate the Live Nation/Ticketmaster monopoly. The Obama DOJ actually said the 2010 Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger would give us “robust competition,” which is a real head-scratcher, and not just because the resulting merger has actually given us sky-high ticket prices, junk fees, and crappy service. When one corporation controls so much of the market, where will you go when that corporation (for example) changes ticket prices once they’re in your basket or assesses fees that increase prices by 75%? Nowhere, that’s where, and that’s why we need to break up Ticketmaster.