Apparently this got published to my teaching blog instead of where it should have gone. Oh well! I am learning so much! For example, on the list of presidential actions below, which are the items that I should ask my senator Pat Toomey (PA-R) about? Which are the items I should call both senators (also:… Continue reading The lost files: Action Day 4
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!!)
Thank you, Alexis Lieberman, Mt. Airy neighbor, mom, and apparent superhero: 1. Two bills have been introduced into the senate by TedCruz, with companion legislation into the House, that, if passed, will allow them to target any Muslim organization by simply naming them terrorists. The IRGC Terrorist Designation Act, and the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation… Continue reading Action Day 16: Follow someone else’s well-researched roadmap on anti-Muslim legislation
Will continue this work tomorrow (Wednesday). VM for Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) is full. VM for Republican senator (R-ME) is full. Frustrating! Tomorrow will begin using 5-calls instead of my previously rando hunt-and-try method!
Toomey (PA-R) re: deVos — VM full (Allentown). Also tried to get connected through Daily Action text — busy line/no access. Susan Collins (ME-R) re: de Vos — left message at 202.224.2523. The vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Sec of Education was delayed. The hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor… Continue reading Action Day 9: The calls.
Action: I did this today. Report: Toomey’s lines were all jammed, with no VM options. A friend called the Allentown office instead. She got through and gave them hell, although the staffer was a wet washcloth. Another friend (Patter Hellstrom) suggested this workaround to full VM in the future: call Ways & Means 202-225-3625, ask to be… Continue reading Action Day 5: Call PA Senators to Oppose Betsy deVos and Jeff Sommers (cabinet nominees with lame gun safety records)
I had a blowout convo with both parents the other day. It went down the wormhole of “Why go to a women’s march? What does that do?” … and then devolved quickly from there into my invoking p-grabbing and calling Kelly Anne Conway a zombie. Then I got called out for name-calling. And then I… Continue reading Action Day 3: Talked to my parents.