Long story short: tell our Attorney General to prosecute Donald Trump to the fullest extent of the law, tell our SEC to make banksters more transparent about their investment products, tell President Biden to use his existing, lawful authority to lower insulin prices and to cancel $50,000 of student loan debt, tell our SEC to enact vigorous climate change disclosure rules, and tell our FCC to make big internet service-providing corporations more transparent about their services and fees. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
Public Citizen helps you tell Attorney General Merrick Garland to prosecute Donald Trump to the fullest extent of the law for his role in the January 6 attempted coup. You've heard that Donald Trump will fight to the death rather than accept a plea bargain, and it'll only take one Trump votary on the jury to get him off. But duty is duty, and I have to say Donald Trump does make duty easier, so brazen is he in his criminal acts. A federal judge has lately said, out loud, that "more likely than not" Mr. Trump broke the law, and Mr. Trump's White House reported exactly zero phone calls between 11.17 am and 6.54 pm on January 6. Now how suspicious is that? And what would it say if our President used burner phones during that time? It would say "prosecute to the fullest extent of the law."
Americans for Financial Reform helps you tell our Securities and Exchange Commission (or SEC) to force banksters to put a kind of "nutrition label" on their products. Food labels tell you how much Vitamin C, calcium, sugar, and fat are in your food, but the big private equity corporations have never had to tell anyone how much they collect in fees or how well their managed funds do -- until now, with our SEC's proposal. They'll be getting in our SEC's grills telling them how most investors already have all that information -- but then how do they bamboozle so many state pension funds into managing them, charging higher fees for worse performance? By enacting the most vigorous rules possible, our SEC can help change that sad state, which would help us all.
Drug Prices Are Too High helps you tell President Biden to use his existing, lawful authority to lower insulin prices. Folks are risking death by rationing their insulin because it costs so damn much, and if government can't keep people from dying due to corporate greed, what good is it? And just so happens Mr. Biden won't have to run to the Penguin and the Joker to get permission to lower drug prices -- he can seize insulin patents and let generic manufacturers make it, subject to "reasonable compensation" for the patent holder, or he can use "march-in rights" to get more generic manufacturers (or our government itself!) to make insulin, or he can start investigating illegal price-gouging among insulin makers. In any case, millions of diabetics can't wait.
Moms Rising helps you tell President Biden to cancel $50,000 of student loan debt already, as he promised during his campaign. We've gone through the reasons he ought to do that: because student loan debt is many degrees more onerous than it was 50 (or 20!) years ago, and because we, as a civilization, promised folks they could do a lot better with degrees than without them and we failed them in that promise. Some folks will tell you that wealthier people have all the student loan debt, but that's not true, or else the quarter of all student loan debtors who go to grad school would hold more than half of all student loan debt. You can discard arguments like I paid my way, so they can, too, not just because "paying your way" is so much harder now, but because you can generally discard arguments that go "I suffered, so they can suffer, too."
The Union of Concerned Scientists helps you tell our SEC to enact the most vigorous climate disclosure rule possible, which would make publicly-traded big corporations tell their shareholders how much climate change has impacted their business operations -- by reporting such things as the heat-trapping emissions they produce or how they plan to meet stated emissions reduction targets. These corporations don't want to do any of that, of course, because they're afraid their shareholders will abandon them, but no corporation has a "right" to have shareholders, while shareholders do have a right to know what they're getting into when they invest. A lot of shareholders don't care only about money; they also care about having a planet to live on 10 or 20 or 30 years from now! So let's help them be the best they can be.
Finally, Consumer Reports helps you tell our Federal Communications Commission (or FCC) to force big internet service-providing corporations to reveal what customers would be getting before they pay for a service. As with the SEC's pension rule above, this would amount to a "nutrition label" spelling out things like download speeds and fees. Your cable corporation loves assessing the fee they didn't advertise and you didn't anticipate! So our FCC would put a stop to that, by making them tell you what they're getting. It's a shame we have to compel big corporations to do that, but that's what we get when we don't force them to do the obvious good for decades on end, to the point where right-wingers call attempts at transparency "socialism." But most Americans, liberal or conservative, want their cable corporation to stop lying to them.