One life per fax
I'm interrupting my regular stream of rants and interesting thoughts to ask you to do something before you leave work today.
Send a fax to your Senators and one to your congressperson. (get the contact info here: Contacting the Congress.)
It's okay if it just has one word on it, along with your name and address:
If we generate 10,000 notes today, we'll save far more than 10,000 lives. More info here.