Day 9

Given today’s news that vetted refugees have been stopped at U.S. airports, the one thing you have to do today is call your Senators.

It’s really easy to call. This is from the Senate website: “…you may phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.”

I was only able to reach one of my senators; the other call cut off. I tried his local number and the same thing happened. I hope it’s because he’s being inundated with calls demanding this outrageous action be stopped.

But What If You Are Shy?

A Tumblr blog called Action Friday published a wonderful article: The Shy Person’s Guide to Calling Representatives.

This article is not only helpful for the shy – it is also really helpful if you are new to calling, as I am. Although I have called once or twice in the past, it was with a script provided by someone else, and I was pretty sure I wouldn’t actually speak to a person. In one case I was surprised, so expect anything.

What we do know is that it’s worth the jitters: Calling is the most effective means of being on a Representative’s radar.

The article will take you about 10 minutes to read and make notes.