Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to include the Lower Drug Costs Now Act in the American Jobs Plan, tell your Senators to confirm Rohit Chopra as CFPB Director, tell your Senators to reject Neil MacBride as Treasury Department General Counsel, tell your Congressfolk to pass the STURDY Act, and tell big corporations to abandon ALEC. 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 contact your Congressfolk where appropriate, and/or use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs. And good hunting!
Daily Kos helps you tell your Congressfolk to include H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, in the American Jobs Plan. They can do that, because H.R. 3 would give Medicare the power to negotiate the prices of many drugs, and that power would result in savings for whom? For the taxpayer, of course! You fund Medicare, after all! And then the American Jobs Plan could apply those savings to needed projects. You've been telling them to help fund the American Jobs Plan with corporate taxes, and so far they haven't listened. They may not listen when we tell them to help fund it with savings from Medicare drug negotiation. But let's put it more toward the front of the public mind that Medicare drug negotiation is fiscally responsible.
The Juggernaut Project helps you tell your Senators to confirm President Biden's nominee for Director of our Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Rohit Chopra. Mr. Chopra has been a warrior for consumer rights for decades, and would represent a huge improvement over Donald Trump's CFPB heads, Mick Mulvaney and Kathy Kraninger, who seemed to think their job was to help the banksters rather than the American people. Some of Joe Biden's Executive branch picks, like Lina Khan as SEC Chair, have been pretty inspired; maybe that's why our Senators haven't confirmed Mr. Chopra yet. Still, duty is duty -- and duty ain't just for us, obviously.
Demand Progress helps you tell your Senators to reject President Biden's nominee to be Department of Treasury General Counsel, Neil MacBride. Did we just say some of President Biden's Executive branch picks have been pretty inspired? Mr. MacBride's nomination isn't one of them! Mr. MacBride has been a long-time corporate lawyer, and regardless of how one may feel about his corporate defendants, I would not say that experience is an asset when working for our government -- in fact, I'd say it's more an asset for him and his once and future employers. Seriously, they always try to say we need more people in government who understand the economy, but what they mean is "more people in government who'll compromise government in favor of corporate power." And if I may borrow a metaphor, you can be an expert on the swamp without being a swamp creature.
Consumer Reports helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 1314/S. 441, the STURDY Act. "STURDY" here stands for "Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth," and William Carlos Williams it ain't, but the title does accurately describe what the bill would do, and that's a good thing for a bill to do. The bill would mandate that our Consumer Product Safety Commission (or CPSC) issue vigorous safety standards for these dressers and test them for tip-overs. What would an opponent of this bill say? I find it hard to imagine, but I guess it'd be something like GUMMINT BAD REGULASHUNZ BAD. They're happy to repeat that mantra when one of these dressers fall over on one of their children or grandchildren.
Common Cause helps you tell big corporations to stop funding the notorious American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which has gone back into the vote suppression racket after famously bowing out of it after their work on Voter ID laws became well-known. I guess they didn't learn much from that, did they? Spreading Donald Trump's lies and funding "fraudits" of election results sure ain't the actions of someone who's learned their lesson -- unless they thought the "lesson" was "stay out of sight until the time is right." Big corporations need to learn a lesson, too -- that it doesn't matter how many nice things they say about helping Black folks vote if they're going to fund ALEC's vote suppression efforts. And the Big Stick of Bad PR still seems like the ideal weapon to teach this lesson.