Long story short: tell your Congressfolk not to weaken airline pilot certification requirements, stop corporate price-gouging, and strengthen the Office of Congressional Ethics. 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.
Progress America helps you tell your Senators to abandon Kyrsten Sinema’s effort to make flying less safe. Apparently Sen. Sinema, galaxy-brain that she is, would like to weaken pilot-certification requirements, specifically by letting pilots count hours spent in simulations as hours actually spent flying in the air! You know, just like you count all the hours you spend playing first-person shooter games as time spent at war! Pilots, of course, want to keep the stronger standards, so who doesn’t? Ah, you already know – airline corporate executives, who just so happen to have given Sen. Sinema six figures. Does that mean they should get what they want? No! But if we don't speak out, they will.
Daily Kos helps you tell your Congressfolk to stop corporate price-gouging. You’ve heard that even the Wall Street Journal has lately smiled on the theory of “greedflation,” which holds that the main (though not only) driver of inflation is actually just corporations raising prices because they can. Of course, the rest of us observed high inflation and record profits happening at the same time and figured that out, but if your salary depends on you not understanding it, etc. Anyway, hard as it may be to believe, Congress used to actually stop this sort of thing from happening! And Congress needs to stop it from happening again, because we deserve at least that much.
Finally, Public Citizen helps you tell your Congressfolk to strengthen the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent watchdog agency that investigates alleged ethics violations by House Reps. Naturally our House weakened that agency six months ago – George Santos really liked that, which should tell everything you need to know – and now some Congressfolk are making noises about weakening it further, since they’re still having a sad over not getting what they wanted out of the debt limit “deal,” I guess. So we’ve got to get in our Congressfolk’s grills about this. We beat back their efforts before, in 2017; we didn’t do it in 2023, but if you make something good happen once, you can make it happen again.