I’m not usually one to voice my political feelings. It makes me feel awkward and it’s just like opening up pandora’s box every time. Everyone feels differently about politics, so I tend to stay away.
That being said, what is happening currently in our country goes far beyond political parties. The executive orders that have recently been put into place are fundamentally wrong. This is no longer about party lines, marriage rights, or pro-life versus pro-choice, etc.
I think using social media and our respective networks to raise awareness is fantastic. The more we discuss and learn from one another, the better. However, discussion only gets us so far. At times, action needs to be taken. It’s one thing to blog, Instagram, or Tweet about how upset you are. It’s another to take that and speak up for those who cannot.
If you’d like to contact members of your government, I urge you to do so. We often say, “If I lived during such-and-such time in history, I would do x-y-z.” Well, we are living in “such-and-such time,” so what are you going to do?
Below are a few sites I found most helpful for contacting my officials. Also, there are others out there that have pre-written emails, so you literally just have to put in your email address and name. That’s all! Just make sure you read what is pre-written to ensure you fully agree with everything you are sending.
Let’s speak out.
To contact your senator: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
To contact your representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
A one stop shop: act.commoncause.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sunlight_advocacy_list_page