Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Doing Something

I never thought I would be writing a political post on my blog.  Then again, I never thought I would see something as horrible as what happened last Friday in Newtown, Connecticut.  It made me feel better to do something so I thought I would share with you all how to do the same.

How to Email all your Senators and Congressmembers:

Click here.  This link will take you to a form on congress.org that allows you to easily send one message to all your representatives at once.

To make it even easier you can copy and paste the message I used below...

In light of the recent tragic events in Newtown and those that happen around the rest of the United States everyday, I feel it necessary to write to you to implore you to support new gun control laws.  It has become obvious to me that strict gun control laws are needed to help reduce the number of innocent people that are killed everyday by gun violence.  Going forward my vote, my voice, and my resources will only support candidates who also back gun control legislation.

After you type in your message you fill out a brief name and address form.  Then click submit.  After you submit it tells you who it sent your message to...


Honestly, it could not have been any simpler.  It takes less than 5 minutes.  Surely we can each spare just 5 minutes today.

It's a small step in the right direction.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

1 comment:

  1. Great idea, GSG, but I think we need to consider the necessity of re-creating a mental health system, one that is not a profit center for the corporations, but one that puts the needs of the hurting ahead of the needs of the corporate world.

    When I see young women nursing/ feeding their babies with one in-attentive hand on the baby and the other working an electronic gadget, I could turn red with fury. Babies need to bond with someone and it's done by eye to eye contact. W/o it, the child will hit puberty and most likely have a mean, potentially dangerous, streak or will have mental health issues that could lead to murder. Bonding is essential.

    When I see babies carried around in hard plastic carriers instead of being cuddled and held by human hands against a warm loving body, I see a dire future for the child. Touching and stroking make nerves grow and help the child FEEL. Ever see someone who doesn't wan to be touched? That's how a human being responds to a life deprived of touch and contact and awareness of his/her being.

    Folks who are completely developed as human beings, will not, i hazard a guess, be the ones who go for the gun as a solution to large and small problems.

    So let's quit using punishment and threats to deal with hurting people, but let's support their families and help them provide a safe and nurturing environment. We ignore this need at society's peril.

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