[Politics]

Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 09:38 pm
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I feel like I basically got nothing done in January because I was sick through most of it--one of those awful colds where you just keep coughing and coughing and not getting any rest because you're coughing so much. Thankfully, it's now gone.

Questions re: calling your members of Congress: Does it matter if you call during business hours, or is voicemail left after hours okay? And if they've already made a statement on something, is there a point to calling about that issue?

I have also started doing stuff for one of my local Indivisible groups \o/! I still need to look into more cybersecurity stuff as well. And I am doing that thing where I am reading way too much news. Some of it is necessary for volunteer work, and some of it is useful for work, but I really do not need to be refreshing five sites all the time, along with my personal social media accounts. I tried setting up something like Flipboard or another aggregator, but it feels a bit disorienting. I like being on the news provider's website and getting a better sense of their style and what they report on and etc. I suppose once I've figured it out for many sites, the aggregator will make more sense.

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Tue, Feb. 14th, 2017 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] oracne
I can't follow all the news, though of course I have spells of nonstop checking. I start freaking out. I've been balancing each march/protest with a day of introversion, or hanging out with the Adorable Tots. I send a fax or sneak in a phone call here and there, trying to go for business hours - it's been very difficult to get through to our Republican senator.

I am trying to focus a bit more on voter rights and immigration stuff, so I signed up to do voter registration after citizenship ceremonies, and potentially be a court escort for immigrants (it will require taking vacation days, so I can't do it often).

And I unfollowed most of my family members on the book of faces, though I did not tell them that.

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Wed, Feb. 15th, 2017 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] oracne
I know so many introverts it is a great relief to hear there are extroverts working at this, too!

All the different fronts is why I had to try and narrow myself down. I just get scattered and useless, so far as action goes. I don't think there's any way I can get used to constant panic....

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Wed, Feb. 15th, 2017 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] larryhammer
This, all of it.

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