On Twitter and Facebook I am done with seeing versions of 24 million people are going to die! We are not going to just lie down and die. We are going to fight. And you’re going to fight with us. The House may have passed a bill making it possible for states to increase coverage for ‘pre-existing’ conditions ranging from pregnancy to rape, depression to multiple sclerosis, but we’re a long way from that bill being law. And then a long way from that law being enacted. And then a long way from the courts—via a multitude of plaintiffs ranging from states’ Attorneys General to corporations to the ACLU—permitting it to continue.
We can’t afford for those around us to give up, or use our bandwidth ranting about how terrible it all is. Yes, take some time to feel frightened, or sleep for 48 hours, or watch crap movies til your eyes bleed, whatever you need to do to get your head back in the game. And then be prepared to fight. Start next week. Phone your senators. Talk to your family and friends about phoning their senators. Fight one step at a time. Be prepared for the long haul.
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This is just as great as your “flocking” post. Thanks Nicola.
I’m going to share it with my little flock.
We are a small group but we’ve motivated since the election and we try to respectfully and with love and support hold each other accountable for trying to do something each week that will be a step forward for resistance. If it is locally or Nationally. Wenthen nicknamed ourselves the Accountabillies then that just turned into billy goats – so once again, just as i shared your “Flocking behavior” post with fellow Goats, I will share this as well.
Our group of goats is spread out…Mostly in Baltimore, but also in AZ, NYC, and Northern CA.
Thanks again for your perspective.
PS pardon typos-i’m typing this my boring phone.
@Kelly: I look forward to seeing how your goats rise to this challenge!
Thank you. This helped me sit down this morning and contact my Rep and my Senators. I would have done it anyway, but your mental shoulder shake spurred me to do it right away instead of waiting.
@Kathryn: Thanks for doing that.
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