If you are just finding this page for the first time because you are sick of changing clocks twice per year... Welcome!
My name is Scott Yates, and no less than Bob Vila just described me as the national leader on the effort to #LockTheClock. Thanks, Bob! The New Yorker said pretty much the same thing, but in a more literary, NewYorkerer, way.
It’s an honor that I wear proudly, even though when I first started five years ago I got a lot of funny looks. And while others have come and gone, I seem to be the only one still pushing this issue forward nationally. There are some great leaders working in individual states, but I seem to be the only one stubborn enough to still be working it nationally.
With all the research out there now, it clearly is a legitimate public policy issue, and I think that’s why we now see a record number of states looking at the issue, 31 by my latest count. That doesn’t include Florida, which passed a bill last year and will move to Permanent DST as soon as the federal government makes that possible.
And here are some new ones, or at least new to me:
So, several quick things:
- On Monday, you should absolutely tell your boss you are coming in an hour late, and you think everyone in your workplace should do the same because it is officially National Turn Off Your Alarm Clock Day. #SleepInForSafety.
- If you are a person who hates the changes, and don’t know what you can do, well, just contact your state legislator. They love hearing from real people. If you need help with that, drop me a line and I’ll help you out.
- If you hate the changes, but don’t want to get political, then at least join my Facebook page, or tweet about how you want to #LockTheClock.
- If you think we should just switch by a half-hour and then stop the madness, that’s great. Just don’t think that you are the first person ever to come up with that idea and that if you just announce it that it will happen. It won’t.
So, welcome to the fight.
While the hashtag on Twitter, and the Facebook page are great, and I encourage you to do that, this page will be the hub of the activity.
With that, I recommend that you sign up for our email list so that I can send you a note from time to time with new posts, news about our victories, etc. (Don’t worry, I won’t spam you because I only have a free account on MailChimp, and I don’t want to pay, so I won’t be sending out a lot of emails!)
Your friend in fighting the clock changing,