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Rose Fox ([personal profile] rosefox) wrote2016-11-14 02:45 pm

"God damn it, you've got to be kind"

I have a thread on [personal profile] kaberett's love meme post if you feel like leaving me a comment. Lots of other good people are there too. Spread the love around. Also check out [personal profile] swan_tower's tikkun olam open thread.

I'm offering free training over Skype for anyone who wants to learn how to effectively call their elected representatives and ask them to support bills or otherwise take useful action. If you're interested, PM me. Feel free to let others know about this offer; it's available indefinitely.

I downloaded a URL blocker for Chrome and set Twitter and Tweetdeck to redirect to an eight-hour video of birdsong. It's doing wonders for my mental health. I also ate two full meals yesterday, took the baby to visit my mother for lots of intergenerational hugs, got a haircut, and solidly slept seven and a half hours. Now I just need the last of this head cold nose-cloggery to go away and I might actually start to feel human again.
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2016-11-15 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
I want to do the Skype training on calling congresscritters with you, actually, but this is going to take some back and forth because my main problem with phone and video calls is anxiety, which shuts down the competence I actually have.
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2016-11-15 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you.
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[personal profile] rydra_wong 2016-12-02 07:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm offering free training over Skype for anyone who wants to learn how to effectively call their elected representatives and ask them to support bills or otherwise take useful action. If you're interested, PM me. Feel free to let others know about this offer; it's available indefinitely.

Is this still (indefinitely) open? Okay to signal-boost?

[identity profile] juliansinger.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I sent an email to one of the non-Planned Parenthood health clinics in the Boston area (that also does abortions) to see if they need volunteers. (Because I figure PP has a fairly effective volunteer corps.) I'm expecting I'll get told no and then I can deal with PP instead, but going through options is good.
Edited 2016-11-14 21:18 (UTC)
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[identity profile] buymeaclue.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I would appreciate training. I fucking hate phones (and role-play), but this matters.

I'm putting together an application to volunteer with Planned Parenthood New Hampshire. Resume update tonight and off it goes.
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[identity profile] buymeaclue.livejournal.com 2016-11-14 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
They are?!? I can do that! Thank you.

[identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com 2016-11-15 04:29 pm (UTC)(link)
*snags this idea*

[identity profile] morning-glory.livejournal.com 2016-11-15 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
Because of you and Elizabeth Bear, I called all three Federal representatives local offices today. And had my husband do it too. Thank you for the inspiration.