Making calls…

Deadline:  April 30, 2017 I’m catching up on phone calls to my MOCs this week.  I compiled a bunch of topics into a single call, so I just went down the list when talking to the staffers.  Here’s what I said: (Interesting tidbit… the staffperson that I talked to in Dianne Feinstein’s San Francisco office … More Making calls…

Making the calls…

Deadline:  Friday, March 24 I’ve been forgetting to call my Members of Congress.  Mostly because they are pretty much doing what I want them to do.  But I’ve been getting a lot of guilt-trippy reminders that those of us lucky enough to be in strong Democratic communities must make our calls anyway.  This is what … More Making the calls…

Phone calls by Friday…

Deadline:  Friday, March 10 I’m falling behind on my phone calls!  I haven’t called my MOCs in at least a week.  That’s no good.  So, here’s what I’ve done to catch up. I called my Congressman Jared Huffman to express my opposition to a whole bunch of crazy congressional bills.  I read through the list with the nice … More Phone calls by Friday…

Influencing propaganda, gaining insight…

I like to influence propaganda.  For me, doing so serves a double purpose.  1) I get to be disruptive in a peaceful, non-violent way.  And being politely disruptive, I believe, is an essential part of the resistance movement. 2) I get to learn more about what my conservative friends and neighbors might think, believe, and read. So, … More Influencing propaganda, gaining insight…

Phone calls by Friday

Deadline:  Friday, February 18. I’m going to give myself a goal to call my MOCs (Members of Congress) about two issues per week. My new “Phone calls by Friday” plan.  So, today I called all three of my Reps and used this script: “Hi.  My name is Megan and my zip code is 95482.  I’m calling … More Phone calls by Friday

Update your contacts

I put the phone numbers of my elected officials in my phone for ease of calling. (Yes.  That really is my phone. I know it is an antique.  I am not embarrassed.)

A Secretary of Education should know something about public schools

UPDATE:  Deadline passed.  Betsy DeVos was confirmed.  😦  But California senators voted against her nomination.  Which is a victory. This action has a deadline of February 1.  That’s the date of the floor vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos. Called Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office and said this: “I am requesting that you oppose the … More A Secretary of Education should know something about public schools