Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to stop warrantless FBI data searches, abolish the debt ceiling, increase IRS funding, and pass the Safe Connections Act, the Medicare for All Act, and the Equality Act. 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, or use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs.
Defending Rights and Dissent helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass the Massie/Lofgren amendment (to the Commerce Department Appropriations bill) that would outlaw warrantless searches by our FBI into the massive data bank of internet communications our NSA collects. Our NSA shouldn't be collecting it, either -- they should get a warrant for every damn thing they want to collect! -- but certainly our FBI shouldn't be digging into that data some three million times a year without a warrant. They're just fishing, and one thing folks both left and right agree on in America is that our government shouldn't investigate us without first going to a judge and convincing that judge they can convict us of a crime. The more people you involve in that process, the less some dictator-wannabe can go off half-cocked and do whatever he likes. It's that simple.
Progress America helps you tell your Congressfolk to abolish the debt ceiling already. Because why do we have that? Has its presence ever slowed deficit spending? Surely it didn't when Donald Trump passed his tax "reform" and blew up the deficit! The only reason we have a debt ceiling now is so Republicans can act out hostage situations every few years when they're out of power, and that's something we ought to discourage. Don't be tempted to say I gotta budget, why can't our government? Because, as I feel like I've said a thousand times, you don't do that -- otherwise, you'd never have a mortgage, car payment, or student loans! -- and also because you don't have a debt ceiling, which is to say, you may have an idea how much debt spending you can get away with, but you don't send yourself to jail when you go over it.
Public Citizen helps you tell your Congressfolk to increase IRS funding so we can catch more tax cheats. It's not even deficit spending! Our IRS has estimated we lose $1 trillion every year to tax cheats our IRS simply doesn't have the staffing to catch, and how do you increase staffing? You hire more agents, that's how! Even Larry Summers says you'll raise $11 for every $1 you spend on additional IRS funding (assuming we spend $100 billion over the next 10 years). Don't worry that Republicans say no to it, because they're wrong. And don't get discouraged that increased IRS funding is no longer in the "bipartisan" "infrastructure" "deal" because Republicans didn't want it. It's still the right thing to do, and if they're too foolish to realize it, tell them so. They've earned it, after all.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass S. 120, the Safe Connections Act, which will help survivors of domestic violence to escape their horrible situations, by enabling them to get their cellphones off their family plans and still keep their phone number without having to pay onerous fees. Maybe that sounds like a small thing, but I hope you don't learn differently because it's you who needs to get out. The bill would also mandate that our FCC create rules that protect good Americans' privacy when they need this kind of protection. Big telecom corporations should already be able to do all this, but they haven't; if the Safe Connections Act passes, then they'll have to, and good Americans will be able to get out of toxic and life-threatening situations more easily. Seems to me that's what government's for, after all.
Demand Progress, MedicareforAllNow.org, Black Lives Matter, and Roots Action all help you tell your House Reps to pass H.R. 1976, the Medicare for All Act. We've been telling them to expand Medicare as part of their infrastructure/jobs machinations, but I'm done with that process and I think we should all be done with that process, since it's now painfully obvious (with Joe Manchin's declaration that there'll be no reconciliation bill without the "bipartisan" "infrastructure" bill) that our leaders used that process to hurt us. So now it's time for us to be hardasses again, and demand that we expand Medicare to everyone -- not just people over 60, and not just ENT care, but all care, for everyone. It won't be as hard or as costly as everyone thinks -- it'll just be one fewer way for the rich to redistribute our income upward to themselves.
Finally, the Daily Kos Liberation League, People for the American Way, and Ultraviolet all help you tell your Senators to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act. Because gay and transgender folk deserve not to be hurt by bad leaders and stupid laws, that's why! And because they deserve the same right to freedom and happiness as everyone else! Right-wingers squeal that if banks and landlords and employers can't discriminate against gay and transgender folks anymore, it somehow impinges upon their freedoms. If they really think that, they're the most clueless, self-absorbed people in America, and why should the most clueless and self-absorbed people in America get all the say about everything? If they're just playing, of course, that's even worse, and why should people who lie like that get all the say about everything? These aren't hard questions -- at least not for civilized people.