Fascinating meeting at Ben Plantan’s house last night–and as chock-filled with acronyms and new vocabulary as any/all of the political lessons I’ve garnered since the election of *rumpf! I took notes, listened, mused, and . . . now this. Here are a few of the tidbits that I digested in 1.5 hours at Ben’s house.… Continue reading Action Day 22: Meet with neighbors to understand how (if?) the local connects with the national.
Alexis Lieberman is a citizen-activist force to be reckoned with. I am a just-keeping-up working mother lady who often skips days of activism because I Just Can’t Do Something Else on That Day. BUT: every time I do, I feel re-energized, like today. And I remain committed to fulfilling 365 days of action, even if they… Continue reading Action Day 20: Do (half of) what Alexis Lieberman does (and a bonus!!)
Alexis Lieberman is a Mt. Airy neighbor who attended the Women’s March with her partner Ilene and their child, Michaela, who is a wonderful babysitter and Lego building expert. Alexis posts daily, and clearly, her actions, with all the necessary info. Sometimes (like today) those are exactly the PA-specific instructions I need: Alexis Lieberman (on FB):… Continue reading Action Day 19: Do what Alexis Lieberman does. 🙂
This past Sunday’s Women’s Day March “Huddle,” mostly organized by my fabulous comadre Jordan Bastien, yielded much wonderful time with known and new neighbors. I enjoyed time with my Chestnut Hill friends, fellow Penn Charter parents and colleagues, and many new ladies who live nearby and who are working weekly to protect and promote American values of… Continue reading Actions Day 18: 1. Huddle the troops. 2. Write a dumpload of postcards! 3. Assess successes.
My game plan is ready. The cheese is bought. The surfaces are cleared. THE LADIES ARE GONNA RAISE HELL TOMORROW. 25 women x 5 postcards each (MINIMUM) = 125 shrieks of “WHAT THE EFF ARE YOU DOING TO OUR DEMOCRACY???” Powerful. For the record, I also plan on sending love to my judicial and senatorial hunnies,… Continue reading Action Day 17: Prep for the YUGE postcard party!
They were not Valentines. I left my phone at home today, so I wrote five postcards, which I will proudly display on Sunday as the ladies come over to write down their thoughts for some senators. Today I launched my thoughts on Tom Price’s cabinet appointment (against marriage equality, abortion access, ACA) Jeff Sessions’ appointment… Continue reading Action Day 14: Five Cards for Toomey
FRIDAY IS FIRE, people. I have been able to leave all kinds of messages in all kinds of places AND speak to two humans! PICK UP THE PHONE! Toomey re: defunding Planned Parenthood. This one came down through my Daily Action text. Left a message for Toomey re: 2 new bills introduced to block funding of Planned… Continue reading Action Day 13: Four-Fer Friday! PICK UP YO PHONE.