Don’t Pout. Don’t Whine. Act.

When the country is being led by someone who is highly temperamental, erratic and unprincipled, it’s not time to pout, it’s time to take action. Consider these options.

  • Beware of filter bubbles in your life.
  • Protect Free Speech. Subscribe to news organizations (online or paper – don’t care). You have to be willing to pay for your news if you want it to remain fair and factual and you want transparency in your government. Its not free to report.
  • Put your money where your mouth is. Decide what’s important and contribute whatever you can to the groups that are going to defend what’s important to you.
  • Know your politicians. Know them at the local, state and federal level and how to get heard by them. For New Jersey, here are the state and federal representatives.
  • Take any action you can to increase transparency in government. Don’t propagate conspiracy theories but make it your business to know what’s going on and who is making decisions. Know what their connections are.
  • Remember that many things are still state influenced so work at the state level.

Diversity of PE-OTUS Trump’s Cabinet Nominees

Updated based on data from New York Times tabulation. November 16th. These visualizations represent PE-OTUS Trumps current Cabinet Nominee diversity breakout. If a person was nominated in two cabinet posts, they were counted twice (a nomination). Data considering Ben Carson were removed as he has publicly stated he will not be considered for the cabinet.

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Donate to Planned Parenthood in Honor of Someone Else

I wish this was my idea but it came from the twitterverse. You should take action by putting your money where your mouth is – donate to organizations that will be vigilant around issues that are important – but this one was even better. You can donate to Planned Parenthood in honor of someone else.[…]

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Hints For Getting Your Congressman To Listen To You

These suggestions are curated from Emily Ellsworth’s twitter feed. I thought they were good, experience based practical suggestions so I’m sharing them. I worked for Congress for 6 years, and here’s what I learned about how they listen to constituents. First, tweeting or writing on Facebook is largely ineffective. I never looked at those comments[…]

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