who speaks for you?

Every two years you have the privilege and responsibility of voting. In between votes, you have people who speak for you. In Washington you have two members of the Senate who speak for you and one member of the House of Representatives. Here’s how to find them. Then call them, email them, send them letters when something matters to you. Right now a lot of things should matter to you.

Find your voices in Congress


there is hope

Amidst the crazy, we all need some hope. Elliott Cohen, while not painting a picture of sunshine and rainbows, offers a picture that is not despairing. Read his story here.

There is nothing great about the America that Trump thinks he is going to make; but in the end, it is the greatness of America that will stop him.

do something, don’t do everything

The last week has been exhausting and overwhelming. With the onslaught of attacks on our civil liberties and ascension to power by people many of us find frightening, it’s hard to keep our eyes on the ball. Or even to know which ball is ‘the’ ball. And I believe that this is a deliberate ruse to keep us agitated and confused so that we miss the really big issues.

So, what to do? First, read this article by Mirah Curzer. Then make a plan. Mine is two-fold.

pick one big issue

I will choose one issue and put most of my focus there. That is what I will learn about and that is what I will support until it is resolved or no longer an issue. Then I will choose another issue. If we all choose an issue we can be confident that with so many involved, everything will get covered.

do three things

Every week I will do three things. They may be small things. I will call a senator. Or write an email. Or send a small donation. Today I will add Lyft to the apps on my phone. They are donating to the ACLU and I like that. There may be other apps that I remove….not mentioning any names.

So that’s what I’m doing. What are you doing?