Long story short: tell your Congressfolk to restore the Child Tax Credit expansion, enact a windfall profits tax on oil and gas corporations, pass paid family leave and child care subsidy legislation, outlaw forced arbitration clauses in all contracts, pass more expansive right-to-repair legislation, and force our Postal Service to use more electric trucks. 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.
Daily Kos helps you tell your Congressfolk to restore the expired Child Tax Credit expansion, which resulted in monthly checks of $250 and $300 (per child!) going to working family bank accounts. In a nation where about 40% of Americans literally do not have $400 for an emergency, getting a check near that amount every month for six months was, as a famous philosopher might say, a BFD, and if you've ever had a family, you know making ends meet every month is tough. Strange, then, that Joe Manchin not only said that the CTC expansion (and not, you know, monopoly power or corporate greed) was the "main driver of inflation," but that CTC expansion recipients just spent their extra money on drugs! Let's make sure stupid ideas like that never win the day in America again.
Demand Progress helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 7061/S. 3802, the Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act. With gas prices going through the roof because of corporate greed, this bill would both enact a tax on profits we can tell come from price-gouging and then remit a payment of around $250 to American families making less than $75,000. You know, in case Joe Manchin whines about "means testing" and whatnot. $250 ain't a big check, I know, but it'll also buy around five tanks of gas in most cars, and again, with some 40% of Americans not able to cough up even $400 in an emergency, a $250 check ain't a bad thing to have. It also shouldn't provoke right-wingers into whining about Big Gummint Handouts. I kid, of course -- right-wingers are always whining about something.
Moms Rising helps you tell your Congressfolk to enact family-friendly policies, like paid family leave and child care subsidies, into their next spending bill. Yeah, Joe Manchin was against these policies, too, but I guess we can't expect folks who literally don't remember a time when they couldn't just take a day off literally any time they wanted to be too understanding of those of us who can't. Nor can we expect folks who have literally never had any trouble finding the money to raise their kids to be all that tuned into those of us who do have trouble covering child care. But that's why we're here -- to remind (or, if necessary, educate) our leaders about our troubles and how they might help fix them. I mean, your personal experience should be a guide to further exploration, not a walled city that keeps everyone else out.
Public Citizen helps you tell your Senators to pass H.R. 963/S. 505, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act. Our House has already passed this bill! However, unlike with the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, which enjoyed actual bipartisan support, our House passed the more expansive Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (which would apply to all contracts, be they employment contracts or consumer contracts) on a largely party-line vote, with a mere one Republican vote in support. You'll never guess who, either: Matt Gaetz of Florida! Yes, that Matt Gaetz! Never let it be said that I didn't show Matt Gaetz in his best light. Anyway, this means we'll need to work harder on our Senators to pass this bill, but we're up for that.
Consumer Reports helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 4006/S. 3830, the Fair Repair Act. Yeah, I know, the Agricultural Right to Repair Act is still out there and probably has a better chance of passing -- after all, who wants to vote against a bill that lets farmers fix their tractors? -- but fact is we all deserve the right to repair, and manufacturing corporations that keep the information we need to repair something we own from all of us. Gosh, if you own it, shouldn't you be able to fix it? Do big corporations need to keep having power over you after you've bought their product? I'm old enough to remember being able to replace my processor and RAM chips in my laptop, but now they make them harder to fix, plus they herd you into their repair shops, rather than yours. And that just doesn't seem pro-freedom, you know?
Finally, Americans for Financial Reform helps you tell your Congressfolk to require that our Postal Service uses at least 75% electric trucks. What's the vehicle you see the most in your neighborhood? A mail truck! So if we can get the most common vehicle we see to be electric, we'd be fighting climate change more than if we bought an electric car for ourselves. And if you're thinking electric trucks aren't "powerful" enough to last, remember that mail trucks don't do a whole lot of highway driving or a whole lot of speeding! Lastly, don't fall prey to the whole ALL TEH ELECTRICKZ COMEZ FROMZ TEH COALZ!!!!! rubbish. Most states produce at least some of their electricity from renewables now, plus electric vehicles don't pump out carbon emissions like gas-powered ones do.