Upon being most upset with the overwhelming show of homophobia nationwide last night...
And looking deep in my soul and realizing what my biggest concern about what a second term of a Bush presidency and an overwhelmingly Republican government will give us...
I've printed up a volunteer application for the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. I've filled it out. I plan to send it in.
I hope to get a call to discuss what they need volunteer-wise. I'm thinking of focusing on these specific interests:
- separation of church and state [huuuuuuge one for me]
- due process rights
- privacy rights
- reproductive rights
- gender and sexual preference equality
- freedom of speech
Hopefully they'll accept maybe 8 to 12 hours a month (not sure I could volunteer more time). We'll see when the state chapter gives me a call.
Okay, hardly manning the barricades and not exactly the most helpful thing I can do in building the Donkey Rising network, but truthfully, these are the things that most concern me. I think I'll be worried about these issues for the next four years (minimum).
The application gets mailed when I get home.