Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to let student debt be discharged via bankruptcy, stop scam political action committees, and undo the harm caused by the Citizens United decision. 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.
Daily Kos helps you tell your Congressfolk to let student loan debt be discharged via bankruptcy. Since the late ‘90s it’s been almost prohibitively difficult to do that, and not long after that college started to become almost prohibitively expensive; think there might be a connection there? I’d be a schmuck if I didn’t! So when you hear that young folks ought to just buckle up and pay their debts, remember that colleges have made all those debts much, much larger than they’ve ever been, and the least we can do to free people from a life of servitude (yes, college is that expensive now!) is let them get rid of their debts through bankruptcy after a decade.
Civic Shout helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass the Stop Scam PACs Act. Some Political Action Committees (or PACs) exist just to steal money from seniors and veterans and redistribute that income to PAC executives, believe it or not. (OK, it’s not actually that hard to believe.) But the Stop Scam PACs Act – sponsored by Reps. Porter (D-CA) and Crenshaw (R-TX) during the last Congress – would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act so our government can go after anyone (not just folks who’ve committed actual fraud) who misrepresents themselves so they can steal money from vulnerable Americans. That’d be a big help to those folks, and we should help them.
Finally, Daily Kos helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass legislation that would undo the evil effects of our Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC ruling and start reigning in campaign finance again. I know – the Republicans in charge of our House now would never do that, and the minority Republicans in our Senate would filibuster any legislation that somehow made it out of our House. But our will is our will, and almost no one in America, conservative or liberal, thinks unrestrained campaign financing is a good thing. When they don’t listen, we just keep telling them, because we’re right.