"can it be undone?"
"what can be done"
"woe is me"
Why bother endlessly repeating this phrase? In the same line of copy there could be a call to action instead and even if it does not in fact immediately fix the problem at least it's not digging the hole it represents one shovel full deeper.
This age of surprising mass inaction isn't just coincidentally an overlap with the age of rote use of defeatist language by the media. Your opponents in this fight aren't making the same mistakes. It's also clearly not the case that people these days won't or can't hit the streets pretty hard to force changes through. They do benefit from a helpful prod in the right direction. Give them the name an contact info of one opposing official to put in the hot seat and one that is in favor of reform they can support.
Don't question if it is even possible, especially when all it would take are phone calls and a few jerks on the small donor end campaign fund chain. The people who are sabotaging these reforms do so because they think they can get paid to do so without being called out on the issue. The majority are roundly lacking in any real backbone on both sides of the aisle.
It's not only possible, it's not even that complicated, but people tend to meet the expectations that are set for them, good or bad. How do we expect people to rise to these and the larger challenges that loom over us today.