Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Vote as if your life depended on it!!!
This is from Feministscampus.org, the largest pro-choice student network in the world. I loved it. (Anyone recognize Wilson Cruz, who played Ricky in My So Called Life?) Check it out, and when you're done, be sure to sign the voter pledge.
Also, if you haven't signed already, the "Open Letter to Sarah Palin" sponsored by Planned Parenthood is waiting for your signature. They'll be delivering it to her at the first VP debate in St Louis.
Don't forget to call your legislators to thank them for not pushing through the huge mistake of a Wall Street bailout! If they voted for it- shame them. Tell them you wont forget and the next time this bailout bill comes up for a vote that you expect them to protect your interests as their constituents. Give them a call! Emails work too, but calls are more powerful. Go to the Senate or the House of Representatives web sites and find your legislator. Call and give them an earful! We need to make our voices heard!
Michael Moore's advice on how to get involved to make sure we're heard (excerpted from his letter sent out yesterday titled "The Rich are Staging a Coup this Morning":
"1. Call or e-mail Senator Obama. Tell him he does not need to be sitting there trying to help prop up Bush and Cheney and the mess they've made. Tell him we know he has the smarts to slow this thing down and figure out what's the best route to take. Tell him the rich have to pay for whatever help is offered. Use the leverage we have now to insist on a moratorium on home foreclosures, to insist on a move to universal health coverage, and tell him that we the people need to be in charge of the economic decisions that affect our lives, not the barons of Wall Street.
2. Take to the streets. Participate in one of the hundreds of quickly-called demonstrations that are taking place all over the country (especially those near Wall Street and DC).
3. Call your Representative in Congress and your Senators. (click here to find their phone numbers). Tell them what you told Senator Obama.
When you screw up in life, there is hell to pay. Each and every one of you reading this knows that basic lesson and has paid the consequences of your actions at some point. In this great democracy, we cannot let there be one set of rules for the vast majority of hard-working citizens, and another set of rules for the elite, who, when they screw up, are handed one more gift on a silver platter. No more! Not again!