Armchair philosopher or real estate broker…depends on the time of day…

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT reinct.com REB 0788053

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If there’s one thing I really appreciate about the internet is the vast amount of information we have available at our fingertips.  I cant imagine the time when the main resources for political information was only newspapers and mainstream news shows.

 

These days I find myself spending a good thirty minutes or more a day signing various online petitions to try to convey a collective message to politicians.  Some days it’s a tedious process and I wonder if they are effective.  But every so often they do post updates to petitions and those are really satisfying to read about and know I helped accomplish a goal.

 

 

Do you follow how your congress members vote about the issues that matter to you?

See how your senators voted by state about environmental issues here. 

 

There are a few issues I really feel strongly about and would recommend for people to read further about and consider supporting as well;

 Tell the senate to protect Senator Elizabeth Warren's watchdog the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Term limits for congress members

Petition to Obama to make secret trade agreements (TPP) public.

NFL should not be a non profit.

Register your business supporting a move to increase solar power.

Tell senate not to overturn Obama veto of the Keystone pipeline.

This is to overturn Citizens United and reduce the influence of corporate money in politics.

 Ask congress to stop looking at reducing social security and disability benefits.

 Protest a House approved bill that speeds up approval process for fracking export facilities.

End the use of wild animals in traveling circuses and exhibitions in the US.

By the Humane Society; Ask Chinese government to ban the import of wild-caught baby elephants.

 

 

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Comments (11)

Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Annette - I too like the amount of info that is now at our fingertips.

Feb 22, 2015 01:48 PM
Annette Thor
Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT reinct.com - Westport, CT
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker in CT

Its amazing all the secrets we've uncovered by being online isnt it Christine Donovan ? It's like the fog has been lifted.

Feb 22, 2015 01:55 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Annette Thor  - It really has been an incredible source of knowledge.  My kids have no idea what it was like before.

Feb 22, 2015 02:22 PM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Annette Thor There is also a great deal of mis-information on the internet. Take Fox News and MSNBC for just two of these partisan sources.  Reading the actual legislation and knowing the real quotes goes a long way in clearing out partisan to make an informed decision. Thank you for your efforts.

Mar 28, 2015 11:52 PM
Annette Thor
Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT reinct.com - Westport, CT
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker in CT

Hi Larry Lawfer so true, you really need to do your own "due diligence" before drawing conclusions.    I stopped trusting one news source long ago.

Mar 29, 2015 12:39 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Annette, you put a lot of time into great causes you care about...when are you going to run for political office?  It seems to be in your future.

Apr 06, 2015 09:21 AM
Annette Thor
Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT reinct.com - Westport, CT
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker in CT

Nahhhh.... Ginny Gorman Ill stick to speaking my mind thru my blog posts

 

Apr 07, 2015 01:59 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like the way the internet has allowed us to reach out to the powerful people and spread news at a rapid pace.
Great job at taking the time to make a difference Annette Thor !

Apr 15, 2015 03:16 PM
Annette Thor
Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT reinct.com - Westport, CT
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker in CT

Hi Bob Crane , You commented just before I left for vaca.....Thanks for following  

Apr 25, 2015 07:08 AM
Kelly Hagglund
The Kelly Group Real Estate - Newberg, OR
SW Portland Real Estate Expert

Great blog Annette! It is amazing to have so much information readily available. It empowers people to hold their elected representatives accountable, but that requires voters and the public to stay up-to-date with the issues that they feel strongly about. Thanks for sharing what issue you care about and the links!

Dec 07, 2015 02:13 AM
Annette Thor
Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT reinct.com - Westport, CT
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker in CT

Hi Kelly, Thanks for stopping by to say Hi, and taking an interest in these political issues.

Dec 07, 2015 04:07 AM