One voice, one vote

Um, hi. I haven’t forgotten about this side of my blog, I’ve just been busy. Almost too busy. And I have a backlog of things to post here, so…

Let’s start with what’s been going on in NC. Anyone who has been watching the news in NC knows what sort of politics are going on here. And after some talk last night with Ursula, I got off my ass and started to DO something.

This morning, I :
– Signed up to be part of the Rapid Response Internet Task Force
– Increased my EFF donation
– Called my US House Representative (David Price), to register my displeasure with his vote against the NSA Amendment. The girl who answered the phone also asked if I would like a response, which I would, and am hoping Rep. Price has a good reason for voting for continued NSA monitoring of all US citizens
– Called the NC Govenor’s office to ask that he keep his campaign promise and veto the Motorcycle Abortion Bill.
– Called my NC Senate Rep, who actually answered her own phone. I was shocked! I was calling to thank her for fighting the good fight for the women, children, and disenfranchised in NC. In her words “they have undone 17 years of work” with this session. I promised that we would keep up the fight, and that we hope she does too.
– Called my NC House Rep, and left a message thanking her for fighting the good fight.

I’m not sure what kind of difference this will make with Rep. Price, Gov. McCrory, or NC Rep. McManus. I do know that Sen. Kinnaird knows how I feel, and it was amazing to be able to talk to her.

If you live in NC, here are some reminders :
– We need to work to reverse the Voter ID law. This is a horrible law. In the mean time, start talking to all the people you know to make sure they have proper ID for the polls at the next election.
– We need to keep the pressure on Gov. McCrory to veto the Abortion bill
– Call or email your reps! They don’t know if you are happy or unhappy with them if you don’t call or email!

If you live in the US, and are as concerned as I am about the things we are finding out about the NSA surveillance :
– Call your Reps! Give them your views!
Support the EFF

And in any case, get up, get out, and get active.

(And I do not know how many watch lists I got myself on. So if the Black Helicopters come for me, you’ll know why)

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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One Response to One voice, one vote

  1. julie says:

    Don’t forget to publicize *how* to contact your govt:

    NC Legislature AND US House of Representatives: http://www.ncleg.net/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.aspx

    US Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=NC

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