it has occurred to me over the last few months- that we americans are pretty busy. whether we have to be as busy as we are- remains to be seen. we are busy. it also occurred to me that we use that as an excuse not to be civically involved- and that is why we have elected officials. well, the boss needs to get involved. these folks are obviously not doing their jobs well and it is review time.
i was also thinking that politics in general is not where my heart is- i would much prefer concentrating my efforts on education reform; environmental concerns; helping to end world poverty and health problems. unfortunately, i can't do that because i have to work on getting my constitution back from the hands of people who would shred it for their own ends.
so- i am fighting for my life and yours. i encourage you to join me. we need to keep pressure on our elected officials by calling, writing, emails, and petitions. all of us email various people every day- why not just add our elected officials emails into our list of addresses? it would take 2 minutes to shoot off an email- and i know that i often spend at least an hour in the evening tooling around on the internet.
here are links you can use to contact your congresspeople:
list of 109th congress
house of representatives