First, welcome to visitors just finding us after reading the excellent story on NBC News.
I wanted to write a quick post so that new visitors know that we are indeed very active here, just not as active during the summer. The lack of posts this summer is because of... summer... not because my activity is any less.
In fact, it's been the busiest summer ever for the #LockTheClock movement.
Just recently, a state legislator from Utah made a presentation to the Council of State Governments, and it went really well! I'll have more about that coming up on this blog, but in short we may have switched a state over.
Many people also write to me and ask me what they can do to help, especially with state legislatures.
The answer is simple, but not that many people do it.
- Find your state legislators.
- Reach out to them by email, phone, social media, or show up to a town hall or whatever.
- Ask them, politely, if they would be interested in doing something to help sleep-deprived constituents.
- If yes, either present them with all the research on this site, or introduce them to me and I'll take it from there.
I think the best way you can get something done is at the state level, with one exception: Mississippi.
It turns out that one guy from there, Sen. Roger Wicker, is single-handedly stopping federal legislation. There's a nice bill with sponsors from both parties that's currently stuck in the Commerce committee because Sen. Wicker won't give it a hearing. Do you know him? Is he going to show up to an event in your town? If so, try to stop in and see him. I've been working on contacting him and so far it hasn't gone well, but I don't live in Mississippi. If you do, you could help a lot! (Contact me for more on how to do this if you are interested.)
That's it for now, but do keep in touch!