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New Issues/Addresses for 2.17.2018

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:11:14 +0000

Yesterday was another day devoted to prepping issues/addresses write-ups for my postcarding group. It include 26 new items, 17 national and 9 California-specific. Please use/share this in any way you’d like. The list is big, so I always encourage people to skim it and choose what most speaks to them. If you do use these, …



Issues and Addresses, 2/16/2018

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:53:55 +0000

My postcarding group has its next meeting in early March, so I’m getting started on Issues/Addresses write-ups. You’re welcome to download the pdf for your own use, your group’s use, for distribution. There are 29 entries here on a range of topics. Choose what speaks to you and start writing/calling. You don’t have to do …



Prepare Your Postcards: Long List and Short List

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 15:43:45 +0000

My monthly postcarding group meets later this morning, so I spent time Friday finalizing the full list of issues/addresses. If you’d like that document, you can download it here: 2018 February FINAL If you’ve been using my lists already in the past month, all you’ll need is the installment of the full document, which you …



More Issues/Addresses

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 02:55:41 +0000

Here’s the latest round of issues/addresses that I’ve prepared for my postcarding group. Please use and share these however you wish. Things just keep happening. Issues Addresses 1.26.2018



New Issues and Addresses

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:33:43 +0000

I’ve been plugging away at the issues and addresses info for when my postcarding group next meets at the start of February. However, everything I’ve written up is pertinent now, so I’m sharing what I have, instead of waiting until February to post. (It’s the “Blog.2.22.2018” link down at the bottom of this post; downloads …



More on Government Comment Pages (aka Keep Speaking Truth to Power)

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 18:10:59 +0000

So, did you click through to either of the government comment pages on my last post? If not, here’s another chance to give it a try. If you did, then you know how easy the process can be. Go for it! Topic 1: Treatment of Animals Whose Eggs/Meat Are Labelled Organic. You may think that …



Using the Federal Register to Speak Your Truth to Power

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:21:52 +0000

Many proposed federal rules cannot be enacted until after a  30-day period for public comments. Using the Federal Register will allow you to make these comments on a government platform. Let’s look at two current public comment opportunities. First, there’s the issue of nutrition regulations for children’s school lunches. This proposed rule change is titled …



The January List

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:00:45 +0000

Our postcarding group meets once a month. The day/week varies, but we’re stalwart about the once a month. People like being able to write political postcards, but they don’t all have the time/energy to research issues and addresses—so my job is providing those. I do get a bit obsessive about it. This month’s list runs …



Postcarding Potpourri

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 17:25:00 +0000

A few current issues to keep an eye on—and to write some postcards about— On gun violence: New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco have filed suit against the Department of Defense over its legal failure to report service members’ crimes to the FBI and national gun background check database. One example of the consequences …



A Good Start to the New Year

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 17:46:19 +0000

New Year’s Eve last year was a rather doleful event: a marking of the fact that, yes, this is the year we’ll see the inauguration of D.T. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was still suffering from a shell shock that didn’t really start evaporating until the summer. But we can …