Long story short: tell our government to loosen trade restraints on vaccine production, admit more Afghan refugees, and deliver the most vigorous Clean Car standards possible; tell Pennsylvania state legislators to end their election "fraudit," and tell big corporations to stop donating to Republican insurrection-supporters. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
Rethink Trade helps you tell the Biden Administration to stop dragging its feet on stimulating world-wide vaccine production. Despite our Administration's stated preference for a waiver on intellectual property demands that would stimulate vaccine production worldwide -- which would reduce the chance COVID would come back to bite us again and again and again -- we know from an internal WTO document that our Administration has, in fact, not been pressing in any meaningful way on this matter -- they voted against the South Africa/India proposal to suspend intellectual property rules vis a vis COVID vaccines, and they continue to lament "lost momentum" without actually providing any of that "lost momentum" in negotiations. In sum, their ass is showing, and the best way for them to cover it up is to do their jobs already.
Daily Kos helps you tell the Biden Administration to ensure all the Afghan refugees who helped out our 20-year war effort can get asylum in the United States. Compassion is one good reason to do this; we-broke-it-we-bought-it is another. But you know what's a bad reason to do this? The fact that we still have homeless veterans! Well-meaning people have brought this objection to me recently: we're going to take care of Afghan refugees, but not our homeless veterans? Thing is, we actually do have programs that help homeless veterans, and the fact that some of them aren't getting the help we need is actually not a good reason to deny help to everyone (or anyone!) else. I'd go so far as to say their position is illogical, in fact. So if your nephew brings it up, now you know what to say.
Consumer Reports helps you demand that our Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA) enact the most vigorous Clean Car standards possible, and ignore the self-interested arguments of big auto manufacturing corporations. I guarantee you our comments will vastly outnumber theirs anyway. But seriously, we have all the winning arguments -- if cars get more miles to the gallon, they'll pollute less, and we'll spend less money on gas for all the years we drive them. What does the other side say? That cars will cost less to buy, which means little if you can't breathe the air or pay more for gas. Yet the EPA's plan, as currently constructed, has more than a few loopholes designed to induce agreement from big automakers -- as if they don't always demand more! But we've got to speak up, not least so we can eventually win in court, as we did all through the Trump years.
Pennsylvania residents, take note: the ACLU helps you tell your state Senators to end their attempts to bring an Arizona-style "fraudit" to Pennsylvania. Arizona's "fraudit" of Maricopa County votes -- conducted by a firm with no experience in election audits but plenty of experience in saying STOP TEH STEAL!!!!! very loudly -- cost the taxpayer money, amplified absurd election fraud claims, damaged Maricopa County's voting machines to the point they need to be replaced (again at taxpayer cost), and (per at least one very rich Trumphole) will shortly report exactly zero "voter fraud" in Maricopa County's 2020 votes. So, yeah, let's bring all that drama to Pennsylvania! If I cared only about politics, I'd say bring on the fraudit and watch Pennsylvania's independent voters all vote Democrat in 2022. But since I care about civilization, and despise drama, I'm going to advocate for better behavior instead.
Common Cause helps you tell big corporations to stop funding the 147 Congressional Republicans who gave aid and comfort to the January 6 coup. They would be the ones who voted not to certify the 2020 election, even though the "allegations" of "fraud" were utter bullshit, and a lot of corporations talked a good game about not giving them money anymore, but they've quietly gone back on their word. We're talking General Motors, American Airlines, UPS, and Tyson -- all household names, giving their blessing (and their cash) to politicians who acted like diaper-loaded brats earlier this year, and enabled the attempted coup at our Capitol on January 6. They deserve all the bad publicity we can give them, and we're good enough at using the Big Stick of Bad PR that we can make their donations toxic. So let's do that.