National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
Connecticut legislators have just voted to enter the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and Gov. Malloy is set to sign the bill into law. Connecticut joins ten other states and Washington, DC, bringing the electoral college votes in the Compact to 172. If other states bring 98 more Electoral College votes into the Compact, then it will no longer be possible for a candidate to win the presidency if he or she loses the popular vote. There is a good explanation of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact in this Washington Monthly article, but in brief, the NPVIC provides that it will go into effect if and when states whose EC votes total the 270 needed to elect a President enter the Compact, at which time those states will automatically pledge their EC votes to whichever candidate wins the popular vote nationally.
Check out the National Popular Vote website, click on your state, and follow the suggested actions, whether or not your state has already passed the NPV.