S. 309, the For the 99.8% Act, would hike our Estate Tax on larger-income estates, i.e., those over $750,000, and create more progressive brackets for Estate Taxes, such that folks who leave billion-dollar estates would pay 77 percent on that part of the estate over a billion dollars, and estates over $10 million dollars would get taxed overall at rates much closer to 50% than they are now. (The high end of the Estate Tax rate is currently 40 percent.) Right-wingers have been having all the say about this matter for a long time now, what with their calling it the "death tax" even though (as the bill's title suggests!) much fewer than 1% of Americans will ever have to pay it! And if we don't tax large estates, then we won't be able to restrain the rich from running roughshod over the rest of us. Hence CREDO helps you tell your Congressfolk to make Estate Taxes fairer and more vigorous by passing the For the 99.8 Percent Act.
Meanwhile, H.R. 3666/S. 2082, the so-called STRONGER Patents Act, would let patent trolls have their way in America by gutting the inter partes review process, which allows folks to challenge the validity of patents. And a lot of patents, quite frankly, need to be challenged, or else the Patent Office wouldn't have thrown out over 1,500 patents over the last seven years (more than one every other day!) via the IPR process. Patent trolls go around patenting every widely-used thing they can, like crowdfunding and messaging and picture menus, so they can sue craploads of people and win craploads of money, and of course Congress wants to make patents "stronger" so they can withstand scrutiny, rather than making them better so that real innovators can benefit from their work. Hence the Electronic Frontier Foundation helps you tell your Congressfolk to protect real innovation in America by rejecting the STRONGER Patents Act.
Finally, Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas hard, depriving tens of thousands of good Bahamians of access to food, water, and shelter, but our President, peach of a man that he is, doesn't want to allow any victims of the hurricane to seek refuge in America, because some of them are bad people, or something. He really wants you to think this country has just never had a system to vet people who want to come here! Of course the Temporary Protected Status (or TPS) system has long existed to help out folks who flee their country because of natural disasters, hence H.R. 4272, the TPS for Victims of Hurricane Dorian Act, would allow Bahamians to live and work here for the next 18 months. 18 months! Some folks enjoy TPS status for decades, so bad off are their home countries. So Daily Kos helps you tell your Congressfolk to show some compassion by passing the TPS for Victims of Hurricane Dorian Act.