subversive shit I did last week (Mother’s Day edition)

I meant to actually publish this on mother’s day but let’s call this mother’s week.

Who I supported

Who I contacted

  • I contacted my Indiana House rep Todd Rokita (aka fuckface) and asked him to do the right thing and vote against the ACA repeal bill. (Here’s how every rep voted so you can praise/chastise yours accordingly.) The ACLU had a crazy easy tool where you plug in your phone number, your phone rings and prompts you to enter you zip code, and then it connects you to your rep! EASY. And it was after-hours so I didn’t even have to talk to anyone. I just left an awkward voicemail saying that the repeal will hurt women, people with disabilities and people with preexisting conditions.
  • I wrote the White House and asked the president not to sign the religious freedom executive order, which I figured would be a waste of time, but the order turned out to be a pretty watered-down version of the one we feared (though still not great) so maybe they actually remembered what happened in Indiana and decided not to do that again? Conservatives were kinda pissed, actually. 🙂
  • I wrote and faxed all three of my members of Congress using the Resistbot to ask them to speak up about appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the Russia-Trump ties.
  • I have placed repeated calls and emails to my two senators to oppose the latest “healthcare” bill AKA tax cut for the wealthy.

 What I did

  • Nothing, really? I guess what I’m “doing” right now is trying to focus on changes and impacts I can make locally. I think I’ve had a tendency to concentrate on too many broad, national issues while ignoring things that are going on right in my backyard, so to speak. I’m not gonna run for mayor or anything, but I’m trying to be more involved in my own community.
  • Something I’ve been meaning to do is go back through all my subversive shit posts and do an update on any issues that have since been decided. We’ve had a couple of small victories in Indiana, but not many.

What I read

Some good things

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