Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to reject warrantless government spying, make “free” trade deals work for us and not just for rich folks, and make millionaires and billionaires pay more into Social Security. 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 and/or use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs.
Demand Progress helps you tell your Congressfolk to reject any bill that would reauthorize Section 702 of the USA PATRIOT Act. Section 702 authorizes warrantless data collection, and it’s been a bedrock principle of America since the Founders that if our government wants to get info on someone, they have to get a warrant. House Republicans hilariously failed to reauthorize it in a special session earlier this month, so let’s save them some embarrassment, if that’s possible, by reminding them that we shouldn’t give our government overly-broad power to spy on us because of terrorist attacks – most of which come from home-grown right-wingers anyway.
Global Trade Watch helps you tell your Congressfolk to remove the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (or ISDS) system from the Central American Free Trade Agreement (or CAFTA). Because rich folks will use ISDS to nullify our laws, by claiming that any laws we pass protecting our air, water, or workers “cause” investors to lose money. That’s mammon-worship, of course, and a civilization that enthrones money like that deserves to die. Gosh, I sure hope that’s not us! But if we want to defeat the mammon-worshipers, and help our civilization survive, we need to speak out.
Finally, Social Security Works helps you tell your Congressfolk to make millionaires and billionaires pay more of their fair share into our Social Security system. Income over $168,600 doesn’t get taxed into Social Security, meaning that someone who makes $1 million doesn’t get taxed on the last $831,400; as they say, that’s a lot of cabbage! And that wouldn’t mean millionaires get way more out of Social Security than we do, but that we could alldo better in our old age! Which makes sense, since we worked for it our whole lives, and deserve to have it when we retire.