The National Whistleblower Center helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass legislation that would allow all federal whistleblowers to get jury trials. Before anyone you know responds with any pablum about "frivolous lawsuits," remind them that whistleblowers in the private sector already get this protection under the law, and intelligence community whistleblowers do, too. You could, if you like, also tell them that arguments about "frivolous lawsuits" tend to rely on anecdotal evidence (and bad anecdotal evidence, at that), and that corporations file about four out of every five lawsuits in America. But you might do better telling them that whistleblowing isn't so much about spotting corruption and getting paid as it is about putting yourself and your family through hell just to do the right thing. Most folks wouldn't want to be whistleblowers if they knew how unemployable they'd become -- but they also wouldn't disrespect the folks who do go through it, the way the "frivolous lawsuits" crowd does.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your House Reps to pass H.R. 2513, the Corporate Transparency Act, then Public Citizen still helps you do that -- but word is the House will vote on it this week, so act soon. The Corporate Transparency Act would force corporations to disclose their "beneficial owners," i.e., the folks who create the corporations and, presumably, benefit financially from their existence. And that will force banksters, terrorists, tax-evaders, sex traffickers, drug money launderers, and big campaign donors -- who all use shell corporations to hide their wrongdoing -- out into the light. There's a reason these hoodlums all start corporations in America, and that reason is that America is (per a Global Financial Integrity study from 2014) the second-easiest nation on Earth to start an anonymous corporation, behind Kenya. And don't let right-wingers get it twisted -- you have a right to anonymous speech, but you don't have a right to anonymous money-making. Why? Because money isn't speech -- money is property.
Finally, Daily Kos helps you tell your government that Washington, D.C. deserves statehood. Why? Because they want it, because they deserve it, because not giving them statehood deprives them of the representation in Congress that all other Americans have, and because the arguments against statehood are stupid. Of course said arguments generally boil down to NO MORE DEMOCRATZ IN TEH CONGRESSEZ!!!!!, but Jesus Mary and Joseph Republicans should try winning some damn elections in D.C. before whining about it. Nobody whines about Wyoming returning Republicans to virtually every state and federal office year after year! Funny that we mention Wyoming, because the argument that "Washington, D.C. is too small" falls apart when you realize that Washington, D.C. has more residents than Wyoming. And the argument that "Washington, D.C. is so badly-run that it doesn't deserve statehood" is a pile of dung, too -- particularly when you remember that Congress constantly meddles in its running. Anyway, remember when that U.N. official reported that some parts of rural Alabama had the worst poverty he'd ever seen in the developed world? Did we argue for taking away Alabama statehood then, in the face of obvious governmental failure? No, we did not.
UPDATE. The Corporate Transparency Act has passed the House -- which means we'll be adding it to our list of bills for the Senate next week. Good job, peoples!