Subtract 5 Minutes from Royal Baby Tabloids, Add 5 to Making Change

July 24, 2013

Honestly, if I have to hear or see one more radio, T. V., newspaper, or magazine discussing the “Royal Baby”, I might just give up and walk off a cliff.

Seriously? Is this really the most important news of the century? At this point, I’m just going to use the “Royal Baby” attention to try and get you to visit my blog and actually take some important actions that can truly make a difference. Below are some important legislative updates and I’ve even included easy to follow action items so you can turn off that T.V. or put down that magazine and do something today with the time you otherwise would have spent thinking about the “royal welcome” or how Queen Elizabeth feels about the new heir being a boy.

1) Military Sexual Assault: You probably have heard a lot about military sexual assault this year. Did you know that unwanted sexual contact in the U.S. military actually “>At this link you can easily contribute to the fight against military sexual assault by writing a letter to your Senator.

Also, the following Senators really need a push so if you have friends in any of these states, please nudge them to call their Senators. This a bi-partisan issue. You’ll find that there are both Democrat and Republican Senators who have held out in supporting this Bill. We need to contact them today to get them to change their minds.

Senators not yet openly in support of the Bill (all of their contact info and this alert can be found at “> this blog post by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell who authored the Bill and Social Justice Advocate Sandra Fluke at “>click here to sign onto this MoveOn petition. See how easy I'm making this for you?

Yes, I admit that I’m being pretentious and maybe a tad self-righteous here. And I admit that I’m using the “royal baby” phenomenon to get you to read my post and take actions on important issues that require true civic engagement. But, I have no shame and, at the very least, I own up to it. If you agree, let me know. If you disagree, go back to reading your tabloids. I’m over it.

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