I was a citizen activist for the end of the hunger & the worst aspects of poverty for a quarter-century w/www.results.org. In that capacity, I was on Capitol Hill at least once a year to lobby for low-cost, proven high-impact solutions. I made more Senate & HORepresentative visits than I can remember. When citizens are knowledgeable & speak out, the morally upright MOCongress sometimes do the right thing.
Often, I have despaired of friends who are “just not interested in politics.” EVERYTHING is politics! That’s why these athletes & other celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel make my heart so glad that it sings every time they speak out for equality, justice, right livelihood & voting rights.
I left a VM on Senator Lindsey Graham’s DC office phone, saying to him, "I am ashamed to have to live in a state that YOU represent w/your murderous so-called “health reform bill.” OTOH, I am proud to say I am an American when people like those I mentioned above, act with moral clarity. I will be in Europe for a month starting soon; I hope to meet many new friends; I hope they will understand that not all Americans are sociopaths–just all Republicans & Trump.