Sunday, February 26, 2017

My first time :)

Yep, and I'm 68.  :)

Until this afternoon, I'd never stood on a sidewalk on a busy street and asked passersby to sign a petition.

[A word of advice:  Mechanical pencils work better than ballpoint pens in cold weather.]

The Food and Water Watch petition in question asks Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer to resist plans to cut the budget for environmental protection.

My best line:  "Keep lead out of your kid's drinking water--sign the petition!"

My next task:  Learn to say that in Spanish.

Mantenga el plomo fuera del agua potable de su hijo--firma la petición!

Sigh.  It's faster in English.  Oh, well.

Link party--here are my most recent posts:

~ The Oroville Dam emergency--tragedy and metaphor

~ Pruitt, or contempt for the courts

~ A Jewish approach to tough times:  Get to work!

~ Show me the money

~ Deconstruction:  I said it here first


Blogger Jeanne Barrack said...

Good for you! I wish my health and inability to travel didn't prevent me from joining you. :)

Mon Feb 27, 05:29:00 PM 2017  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Jeanne, getting people to sign petitions is one small thing that I can do despite a fear of crowds that makes attending large demonstrations less than ideal. I would have been scared out of my wits if I'd gone to the Women's March in Washington, and not much less scared if I'd gone to the one in Manhattan.

I wish you better health, or at least some reasonable semblance thereof.

Tue Feb 28, 03:59:00 PM 2017  

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