Speaking of MENSA candidates, you can’t mail meth to the pokey.
Lighten up Prince. Seriously, you can’t control everything or every dime, you’re not Disney after all.
The Mayor of Sochi says they have no gays, so what the problem? Uh er..then who is hanging out at your gay bars?
Speaking of the Gayz the #CheerstoSochi hack is just getting started, and it’s going to leave a mark.
You know we aren’t fans of sending money out of Georgia, but sometimes we make an exception. Here is such a case. The amazing Wendy Davis is running for Governor of Texas and she’ll be in Atlanta this Wednesday for a fundraising event. For those who can afford it, here’s the info, courtesy of Georgia’s Wendy Davis.
I just received the terrible and heartbreaking news that our friend, Dr. Joe Prince, best known to this blog as JMP, passed away this morning.
Joe has been a close friend of my organization, the Young Democrats of Georgia, as well as Georgia Democrats in general, for many years. He has been a leader in the party, serving as Bartow County Chair for the Democratic Party for many years.
We’re going to miss Joe.
Turns out I’m not the last person in America to believe in Representative Government. Who knew there are others like me; weird and strange creatures who think it’s cool, fun, sexy and thrilling to be a citizen activist for causes and issues. However I realize some of you are not as grizzled as I am and might need a little 411 on this process.
First identify who represents you. Federal, State, County, City, School Board. Yes all of it. If you don’t know what Congress does and what your County Commissioner does, find out or go back to 4th grade. Learn the difference between asking for a change to a Federal law or State Law or a County Ordinance. Yeah, you heard me. Do some homework.
Then do a little research on who represents you. For instance, do you have anything in common? This is important, because when you reach out to them it’s a whole lot nicer to say, hey we went to same school, work in the same industry, met our wives/husbands in church or served in military. Turns out elected officials are human beings. I know, shocking!
Super important, if you are emailing or calling YOUR Legislator on a issue or bill be sure to identify yourself as their constituent. Always include your full name, address and telephone number. Feel free to add a few titles to your name but don’t show off. I can tell you that “Katlover1234″ as a email address with no proper name and address is going to go straight to the bulk delete folder. Trust me when I worked at the capitol that’s where I put them, I have no guilt about it whatsoever.
If the outreach is not to your legislator per se but a member of a committee reviewing the bill of interest to you, acknowledge you are not their constituent but, you recognize they are serving in leadership on a committee. Still always include you name, address and telephone number.
Please keep your “comments’ to the topic and give a specific action. For instance. Please Vote Against the intent of XYZ Bill #___ or Please Vote in favor of XYZ Bill #____. Don’t use “Yes or No”, since confusingly that may get you the opposite of what you want.
Whatever you do, don’t say ” I’m a registered Democrat/Republican” You’ll dash all your credibility instantly since we don’t and never have registered by party in Georgia. Got that. Don’t make me repeat it.
Oh and another thing, the Legislators don’t “work for you”. Honestly that has to be the most moronic legacy of the Tea Party . Your representatives were elected to “represent you” which is nothing like “working for you”. If they are not representing your issues, you can work harder to find someone who will. They “work for” their donors //snark.
If you are not registered to vote, please hang up and take care of that right now.