Posts Tagged ‘Congress

a hodgepodge of issues

05/02/2017

My current favorite legislative tracking site, Countable.  It explains bills, past and current, in layman’s terms, bipartisan pros and cons, allows me to weigh in, allows me to send my representative and senators a message on whether I am for or against, and gives me my representatives’ voting record in real time.  Hopefully this is […]

New Organization

04/08/2017

What party/political spectrum are you quizzes: Pew Research Center’s two-party spectrum quiz GoToQuiz’s much more broad political compass quiz (I’m sure there are countless others, I took one around election time from isidewith, which was American and generally two-party with some others, very exhaustive, covering the issues – to what degree there were – from […]

Specific Legislation

02/25/2017

Latest updates (5/20/17), added new link under Related Links, 5/20/17:   The following video is not intended to be pedantic, rather, for some levity and nostalgia (Dave Frishberg, Schoolhouse Rock!, 1976): *some caveats: With this Trump administration, there are so many issues to tackle.  A woman at a meeting the other night described it like […]

Actions Against Muslim Ban

01/30/2017

Actions we can take now: 1.  Contact Senators: Bill Nelson (FL), Joe Manchin (WV) and governors: John Hickenlooper (CO), John Bel Edwards (LA), Mark Dayton (MN), Steve Bullock (MT), Jim Justice (WV), to urge them to oppose the Muslim ban via this petition Source: Justice Democrats 2.  See what position your representatives take on this […]

Action for the Day

01/25/2017

Latest updates (5/06/17) . ——————————————————————————————————————— Given everything about the Trump administration, we all have to do more than we have been doing.  How can we turn anger, frustration, and despair into progress; how can we turn a march into a movement, as protestors were saying?  So I decided to start an action of the day […]

Day Three: Photos from DC Inauguration Protest and Women’s March

01/22/2017

DC Inauguration Protest, 1/20/17: Waiting in line approaching 7th and D, in DC, to get through a checkpoint to get to Navy Memorial.  I waited from 6am-9am to get in, thousands were still waiting throughout the day.  Just talking to the people in the small radius around me, there were people from Chicago (Illinois), Indiana, […]

LGBT rights and discrimination

11/21/2016

Update: 12/9/16, links   As I figured, it’s already happening.  No, Trump nor Pence caused anti-LGBT discrimination.  Just as they didn’t create racism.  But they threw/continue to throw fuel on the fire, using fear and bigotry to obtain and maintain votes and power.  I would like to live in a world where racism, bigotry, rape, […]