Constituency Services Part 2: My Experience Re: Contacting My Legislators

Faith in My Country I'm neither a gullible nor particularly trusting individual when it comes to strangers, sales pitches or concepts outside of my...more


Hello there friends!As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about a year ago. And although it's been a rough road to travel, I am not allowing this illness defeat me. However, I am working on something that I could really use your help with. YOU could be my saving grace! You could be my hero!I have entered a contest to win a new Tempurpedic mattress. This will help with my pain immensley....more

Let the Battle Rage Finally! Our representatives have grown a pair and have drawn a line in the sand against the fast food industry, on our behalf. In a nearly unanimous vote by city officials, fast food operators in San Francisco can no longer give away toys in kid's meals, unless they meet certain standards...much higher than what these restaurants currently hold for sodium, fat, sugar, fruit, vegetable, beverage, and caloric content....more

Week of VOTE doodles: Day 7

"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose." ~ John F. Kennedy...more

Adrian Fenty: How Washington DC residents voted for change then rejected it.

Disclaimer: I value all sides of the issue and this is just one of many point of views. Thank you for reading mine. When Adrian Fenty was elected for mayor of Washington DC, I wasn't his biggest fan. However, that mostly had to do with my political party affiliation and disdain for every DC election swinging hard left. I thought that Adrian Fenty would parrot the prior mayors of DC and pretty much be in lock-step with the status quo around the district....more 2 Out Of 2 Lesbians Agree...

... that this sign from the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear has the right fucking idea! ...more

Best sign EVER.

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Election Day: Go Vote!

Most young people could care less about elections, but what they don't realize is the decisions goverment officials are making now will effect us and our future. So, get off your lazy political butt and go vote! Don't know the issues? Many local newspapers have an on-line cheat sheet with a brief summary of the candidates and the issues, as well as an in-plain-English explaination of the ballot questions. So, take a few minutes to learn about the candidates and then head to the polls!Michelle Maskaly...more

Week of VOTE doodles: Day 6

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." ~John Quincy Adams ...more

Don't Give Up Your Right to Vote

I don't profess to have all the answers to all the ills we are facing at the moment. But I do believe we are moving forward, albeit slowly. And I also believe everyone has a responsibility in that. EVERYONE -- as in you and me. Voting is one small action that lets your voice be heard. ...more

I just discovered that even though I'm registered to vote, I can't. It's because I'm traveling ...more

My American Voting Experience

My son turned 18 this year, and is about to vote for the first time, so naturally I started thinking about my own voting experience.  I didn’t grow up in a home where I recall politics being discussed openly like it is in my children’s home.  Maybe it was because my parents were divorced when I was very young, and so these conversations never happened. I’m prone to think it is because my parents came from an age where your politics were considered private, and you just didn’t discuss it. If I had to venture a guess, I would have said my Dad was a Republican and my mom was a Democrat. Although, if you asked me now, I’d tell you exactly the opposite. Technically I think my dad may be a Libertarian now, but that’s a whole other ballgame. I have heard others speak about their own experiences and how they “switched teams” as they grew older. I’ve often wondered about the process that takes place, in order for that to happen. My own positions have never changed, but my political thinking has evolved significantly over the years. In some ways I miss the optimism of my young voter self, and in others I despise the naiveté of her ideology....more

It is true that convicted felons can not vote. It seems sort of archaic. I mean I'm not sure how ...more