So you need a fun activity with some friends and funemployment has you broke?
Here is an idea: Write a Letter!! and not just any letter write your congressperson or your senator.
You can tell them how our foreign assistance programs are out of date (www.bread.org will tell you more about that)
You can ask them to protect children victimized by trafficking (www.IJM.org is doing some good work)
You can thank them for the many good things they have done already. (You'll have to research them yourselves for that.)
You can encourage them to work with our President on Health Care Reform. (Barack Obama's Organizing for Heath Care Page and www.sojo.net If you have more good sources for this please feel free to post them as a comment.)
You can encourage the to get some real work done on environmental issues. (Sorry I got nothing; if you know anything you can post it as a comment and I promise I will write a letter.)
There are lots of things you can tell them. My point is TELL THEM. They need to hear what we are thinking so they can do something.
Tonight my ReImagine people and I sat in a friend's living room and as part of our weekly gathering; after a meal, prayer, communion, and scripture reading we wrote Senator Boxer and Congressperson Pelosi. We asked them both to support a bill that should soon be introduced to make our foreign aid more effective. It took us maybe 20 minutes (and that is because we all talk allot).
So do it. It is easy, cheap (supplies: paper, pen, envelop and stamp), you have the time, and it matters. We are in the worst recession since the Great Depression. This crisis is an amazing opportunity for the world to change. We need to be part of the change.
Also when you are done writing your letter, you should take it to their office! Set up an appointment, they want to meet you!