I hope you'll take a minute to review my newest tipsheet at www.advocacyguru.com/tipsheet.htm In it, I talk about how you can actually do something with the do nothing Congress. Take a look!
In other interesting (hopefully) thoughts on the Advocacy front, I was talking in my other blog (http://engagism.blogspot.com/) about the newest, fasting growing sites on the Internet, and what they have in common with one another. Essentially, they all seek to engage the user in some way, such as by finding and rating news stories (Digg.com) or allowing users to create their own profiles and collect a network (myspace.com). I was thinking... What if Congress figured out a way to do that? What if, instead of worrying about logic problems and math puzzles, members of Congress figured out a way to use new technologies to let constituents rate what problems they think are most important or what solutions they think are most viable. Sure, it sounds like fancy polling, but what it really might do is give real live people a way to become more engaged in the policy process. Perhaps, just like people are flocking to Digg.com (their subscribers are doubling every day), people might flock to a real, viable site where they actually have some say in what government is thinking.
Someone get on that, OK?