Feb. 11th, 2009

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  • 10:45 happy that she snagged linda lawson's cell #. \o/ #
  • 15:43 omg lots of windmills at mile marker 191 US I-65! #
  • 17:36 Home again, wrapping prezzies for vali's b-day next week, a little punchy from lack of sleep. #
  • 21:48 CaseyKatt smells v. gamey. I blame the new food she's on and not the fact that the house can start to smell like feet by late winter. >.> #
  • 23:04 howdy fellow hoosiers, puppy mill bill coming up for a comm. vote tomorrow: tinyurl.com/cck8jd #
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Went to Indianapolis for the 2nd annual Humane Lobby day yesterday, and I have to tell you that it was pretty great.

A couple of things:

Sending in a note to your state rep that reads "Hi, I'm (name) and I would like 5 minutes of your time to discuss H.B. 1468 and H.B. 1683" guarantees you'll wait outside for at least an hour. I watched her look at shoes online, getting more and more pissed (I'M MORE IMPORTANT THAN GODDAMN ZAPPOS GODDAMMIT) until I thought to send in a 2nd note: "Hi, I'm (name) and I would like 5 minutes of your time. Signed me, Town o' residence." She came out a couple of minutes later so I could tell her that puppy mills were bad and stuff and left. I loved her little nose-crinkle when I told her about H.B. 1683 that would make canned hunting legal in Indiana (ick, btw). Thought bubble: Hunting is like, so queer. Meeting with our state senator was a positive experience as well.

The thing I'm really excited about though is the state rep from the next town over. I had the presence of mind to slip her the text of the Delaware legislation that created a spay/neuter voucher program with dog license fees. Here's hoping, yeah?

I'm remembering last summer when I went to D.C. to hang out with [livejournal.com profile] carolcarolcarol and to go to an ACLU rally and to meet with our legislators. I don't know, but I was railing about lobbyist this and that and Caryl-Sue reminded me that lobbyists are not all Jack Abramoff, that ordinary people can be lobbyists, too. It made an impression on my little tiny peanut head. <3


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