Long story short: tell President Biden to lift sanctions on Venezuela, and tell your Congressfolk to pass the Women's Health Protection Act, lower prescription drug prices, end the war on Yemen, and pass the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. 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.
First things first. America's Last Journalist, Greg Palast, reminds us that it we really want to hit Vladimir Putin in the family jewels, we should lift our sanctions on Venezuela, which could produce more cheap oil than Russia ever could if our sanctions weren't crippling them. You can still contact President Biden here; I'd say call him at 1.202.456.1111, but that number only operates between 11 am and 3 pm on Tuesday through Thursday. Did Venezuela invade someone to get sanctioned by our government? Of course not -- we're sanctioning them for wanting to nationalize their oil and levy taxes against big oil corporations, which they have the right to do, being a democracy and all. Yes, they are a democracy; can we say as much about Russia, let alone the numerous other nations we enable? So let's tighten our grip around Mr. Putin's neck and correct a serious injustice in one fell swoop.
Our Senate votes today on H.R. 3755/S. 1975, the Women's Health Protection Act, so Daily Kos helps you tell your Senators to pass this bill. If you call your Senators, and you know you're calling one who'll likely vote against the bill, all you need do is list the good things the bill would do, such that they would be compelled to answer: yes, I want clinics to dispense harmful information just to lead women away from getting abortions, and yes, I want forced ultrasounds on all pregnant women, and yes, I want abortion clinics to adhere to absurdly-high standards just so most of them close, and no, I don't want women to be able to get abortions even if their pregnancies threaten their lives. Seriously, let's make them put it like that.
Daily Kos also helps you tell your Congressfolk to lower prescription drug prices. 80% of Americans want Medicare to be able to negotiate drug prices, just so drug prices can be lower for everyone, and even Newt Gingrich says if 70% of Americans want something they should have it, but because Kyrsten Sinema and Bob Menendez don't want it -- two people -- we can't have it, even though one in three Americans are currently rationing their medicines because they really can't afford them. That includes one in four Americans rationing insulin, though insulin is literally a life-saving drug. So this isn't just about doing the will of the American people, it's also about fucking saving lives. Sorry, these Senator Galaxybrains bring out the cuss words.
Daily Kos helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass a War Powers Resolution that would end our involvement in the Saudi/UAE war on Yemen. Remember when Donald Trump would conduct a "different" kind of foreign policy? Well, he didn't stop our involvement in the war that's driving a nation to famine and killing some of the best counter-terrorists on Earth, so you know that was a lie. And remember when Joe Biden said he'd be ending military support for the war? That's still going on, sadly, so you know that was a lie. A War Powers Resolution would at least take back (and use!) the power that Congress should never have delegated to Presidents (including Barack Obama, you didn't think he was off the hook, did you?) to begin with.
Finally, Penn Environment helps you tell your Congressfolk to pass H.R. 2773/S. 2372, the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. What would this bill do? It would fund our most pressing wildlife conservation efforts, and it would draw that funding from the folks who violate our clean air and clean water laws and pay fees and fines because of it. The Senate version of this bill, you may notice, has an equal number of Democratic and Republican sponsors at this writing (16 of each); even the House version counts 37 Republicans among its 164 sponsors. Presumably Republican politicians support this bill because it lets states dictate which are our most pressing wildlife conservation needs; I might do it differently, but I wouldn't let the perfect murder the good, either. So let's get this done.