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Things We Did This Week – December 31, 2012-January 6, 2013

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Things We Did This Week – December 31, 2012-January 6, 2013

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This week I contacted my senators and representatives to thank (or scold) them for voting for (or against) the bipartisan fiscal cliff agreement.

  • addisnana

    I sent emails to my Congress critters on the fiscal cliff and also a reminder on filibuster reform.

    I am starting to wish their sites had a poll on each issue but I can imagine that such a poll might be flooded by people wanting to vote more than once.

    • NCrissieB

      Thank you for your activism, addisnana. :grin: As for polling on elected officials’ sites, I share your concern. Self-selected opinion polls (SLOPs) are not a reliable indicator of public opinion, and even less when most web-based poll widgets make freeping so easy.

  • winterbanyan

    I, too, sent e-mails, but I also spent a lot of time aghast. Didn’t we just have an election?

    • NCrissieB

      Thank you for your activism, winterbanyan. I too was aghast. Then I afarted. ;-)

      (Sorry. I couldn’t resist.)

  • LI Mike

    There’s a special election for a county legislator seat; so, against my better judgment I went knocking on doors Saturday afternoon. Breakfast with the Dem Club in the morning, campaigning in the afternnoon. 9 days until we leave for Fla. Yay.

    • NCrissieB

      Thank you for your activism, Mike! :grin: Did you get good responses with your canvassing?

    • winterbanyan

      We’re waiting for you. :) Check all the weather forecasts. This week I could promise you’d bake, need shorts, and consider the wisdom of playing golf except in the early morning hours.

      Next week, no guarantees. ;)

  • sjterrid

    I got an email from my Congressman, Rob Andrews, that I got two tickets to the Inaugural. All I have to do is pick up my tickets at his office between wed. January 16th thru Friday January 19th during regular business hours. My husband can’t go, so I emailed my captain Team Leader to see if any of our team leaders wants a ticket. In order to get to Washington before 9:00 A.M., I have to take the Amtrak train in Philadelphia at 4:40 in the Morning. I will arrive in D.C. at 7:00 A.M.

    • addisnana

      Wow! Lucky you and I do hope you take a camera and post some pics! What a great experience for you. Wave for all of us. :smile:

    • NCrissieB

      Congratulations, Terri! :grin: If you can, please take pics and share them with us. If you can’t, wave at the cameras with the calm certainty that, having never seen your photo, we’ll recognize you among the million or so others expected to be there … while we try to figure out who among those million is our very own SJTerriD! :grin: