Long story short: Tell your Senators to pass the For the People Act, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the Equality Act and to confirm USPS Board of Governors nominees, and tell your President and your Senators to put a fifth Commissioner on our FCC who'll protect internet freedom and expand internet access. Use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or on the bottom of this page, if you're on a cellphone) to find phone numbers for your Senators -- or use the email/petition tools provided in the paragraphs below.
H.R. 1, the For the People Act, now stands before the Senate, and instead of focusing on hysterical Republican rhetoric about it, let's concentrate on what the bill would actually do: it would curtail legislative gerrymandering; it would allow two weeks of early voting in all states; it would force big campaign donors to disclose their donations; it would make automatic and same-day voter registration the law across the land; it would prevent House members from serving on for-profit corporate boards; it would end certain vote suppression tactics like the Interstate Crosscheck database and make it harder for states to remove voters of color from the registration rolls. Do Republicans think gerrymandering, corruption, big campaign spending, and vote suppression are popular? (People for the American Way and Public Citizen provide contact tools.)
The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, once formally introduced in this Congress, would give our government additional tools to ensure that everyone with the right to vote can vote, by plugging the hole our Supreme Court blew open in its Shelby County v. Holder ruling. The Voting Rights Act gave our government the ability to nix changes in election law in nine Southern states; our Supreme Court held, essentially, that this provision now discriminates against Southern states (I know, I know), but our Court also said a provision that didn't discriminate in this manner would pass muster with them. Hence the Voting Rights Advancement Act would subject any state or locality, from any part of America, with a history of vote suppression to the heightened scrutiny the Voting Rights Act intended. (Public Citizen provides a petition supporting the Voting Rights Advancement Act.)
H.R. 5, the Equality Act, is yet another good bill plagued by right-wing hysteria, but again, let's look at what the bill would actually do: it would prevent big corporations from discriminating against folks on the bases of "sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity," which, in practice, would mean landlords couldn't deny apartments to gay couples just because they're gay, banks couldn't deny loans to transgender folks just because they're transgender, and colleges couldn't deny admission to women just because they're women, just as a few for-examples. And yes, transgender folks could use public restrooms without getting beaten up. If right-wingers say it means "the end of religious expression" in America, they should ask themselves why they seem to base "religious expression" wholly on whom you can discriminate against. (People for the American Way provides the petition.)
Our Senators need to confirm President Biden's three outstanding nominees to our U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, not least so they can fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who's just rolled out a plan to "save" our Post Office that relies on higher prices and crappier service. Mr. DeJoy was a corporate executive not too long ago; do people still say big corporate executives know best? I sure hope not -- all they know how to do is redistribute their workers' income upward to themselves. And I know Mitch McConnell stands ready to throw a tantrum and gum up the works on matters like confirming USPS Board of Governors nominees, but seriously, when folks see Republicans demand a precise vote-count just to turn the lights off for the night, how do they think they're going to look? Especially now that folks ain't afraid of Fox News anymore. Progress America provides the petition.
Finally, we need a fifth Commissioner on our Federal Communications Commission; a fifth FCC Commissioner would break all those 2-2 ties that are bound to happen on any important matters now, and a fifth FCC Commissioner who would bring back net neutrality rules and help all good Americans get broadband access would do a great deal of good. We should make our government do good wherever possible, after all -- hey, it's what we demand from ourselves! Now, net neutrality is important, because it gives us more control over our internet experience, but greater broadband access in rural and urban areas is also important, now that so many Americans are going to work and going to school essentially over our internet. So let's get that FCC fully staffed so it can get to work. (Battle for the Net provides the petition.)