We weren't deluded nor used as unwitting tools of an undefined evil then, and we are not now. Funny how those sorts of labels seem to attach themselves to women acting out, speaking up, making their voices heard. "I don't care if he thinks I am annoying, I'm going to keep calling," wrote a female friend. I think it's time to stop worrying about how they feel and start taking charge of things ourselves.
AT&T used to advertise that more calls were made on Mothers' Day than on any other day of the year. Men who never picked out a card at any other time of year make sure to send one home to Mom every May. As Big Cuter and I can attest, when babies are born on Mothers' Day, the hospital gives every new mother a rose. Unlike Columbus Day, no one worries if it is politically correct to celebrate it. How can you be against Moms?
Moms Demand Action is calling this Mothers' Day Week of Action. The link will take you to the program planning page, which suggests emails and letters to the editor and phone calls and gatherings. I am more intrigued by the Do-It-Yourself Flowers.
When? Are you wondering what I have in mind? Moms Demand Action is encouraging Mothers' Day Eve parties, and I'm jumping on the bandwagon. You and the kids, you and your bridge partners, you and yourself... you can all make a difference. Gather the supplies, clear off the kitchen table, and create eight home made works of wonder, to celebrate the lives of the eight children who die as a result of gun violence every day.
Then, take some pictures... take lots of pictures... and send them around. Email them and tweet them to your local and federal officials. Post them on social media. Send them to your local newspaper, leave them on the doorstep of your Senator's office.
That's where mine are going... right to Jeff Flake's heavily secured office door. It's what I can do, right now.