i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
2:57 PM: civics
i called our u.s. senators (ron wyden & gordon smith) and asked them to vote NO on the "pence amendment" to the labor-hhs spending bill. pence is a senator from indiana; the amendment specifically seeks to ban planned parenthood from receiving title x family planning funding. which is totally insane, because that's literally 95% of what they do. i also asked our senators to speak on the floor against this amendment. turns out that vote is over & done with (and it did NOT pass), but it's still a good exercise to recognize how painless the process of speaking up really is.