Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to pass a Constitutional amendment overruling Citizens United and prevent big oil corporation price-gouging, and tell your Senators to confirm Gigi Sohn to our FCC already . 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 pass a Constitutional amendment to overturn our Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling now. That ruling called laws restricting campaign finance “unconstitutional,” even though virtually everyone in America, conservative or liberal, supports such restrictions, and anyway money isn’t “speech” any more than a corporation’s a person. And though its proponents argue that redressing one’s grievances against a government costs money these days, having more money shouldn’t give you “more rights.” (I wish that were the worst argument against campaign finance reform; this post I wrote almost nine years ago lists some of those.)
Daily Kos also helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass legislation that would penalize big oil corporations for price-gouging. Whenever you see high price hikes coupled with high profits, you’re free to say “look, I’m not a schmuck.” Oh, sure, they said it was the war in Ukraine, but, again, we’re not schmucks. And we don’t live in a “free” market, either – we live in a corporation-dominated market, where corporations make decisions based on what delivers the most money to their executives and shareholders, not on, you know, what’s good for people. Or even what’s good for the corporation long-term! And that’s why our government has to step in on our behalf.
Finally, Daily Kos also helps you tell your Senators to confirm Gigi Sohn to our Federal Communications Commission already. Look, I don’t care that big telecom corporations hate her, and I don’t care that one police union in Chicago hates her; I care that she helped create our FCC’s short-lived net neutrality order from 2016. Every normal person who’s ever thought about net neutrality – the principle that you, not some corporation, should decide how fast and in what order internet documents gets to your computer – likes it; it doesn’t matter whether they’re liberal or conservative, and when liberals and conservatives stand together against the corporations, we deserve to win. Getting Gigi Sohn on our FCC will help us get that win.