Four For You, Glen Coco! You Go, Glen Coco!

Hey Guys!

Little bit of a set back, my local representative isn’t coming back into office this year. So starting in January, I need to contact whoever the new representative is, and try to win him over.

Positive note though, my current representative’s assistant emailed me back and seems to be open to helping me with, at least, where to start. Yay?

Until then, I’ll continue my research and hope that someone in government will be able to help me out. Really crossing my fingers I won’t have to wait until the new year to be able to start doing anything.

Thanks again for reading! And as usual, if you can help at all, let me know!

xxox

Audrey

The Greatest People You Will Ever Meet

Hey guys!

So, I emailed our governor to see where I should get started. He (his office) responded very quickly and the emails were super helpful. In order for the bill to be voted on, it needs to be proposed by a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. So I’ve looked up the legislator for my county and emailed him. Hopefully, I will be able to work with him to get this ball rolling.

I read this page to get more informed on Tennessee specific rules, and not just use my knowledge from School House Rock. As you can see, it’s super tedious and long winded to get a bill passed here. I’m going to read up on how I even get to the first step and that super specific paper size, cover and signature placements.

At the moment, I’m feeling pretty powerless. I thought there would be something I could personally do, like a petition or public campaign or something. Turns out, that’s like the very last step. I’m really crossing my finger that my legislator can either team up with me or point me in the direction of someone who can. I need someone in government on my side if I’m gonna make this happen.

Again, thanks for reading! If you have any advice or comments, please don’t be shy! I need all the help I can get!

xxox

Audrey

On Wednesdays, We Recycle.

Hey There!

So this is the blog about my journey to make a difference. Currently, my goal is to pass the Bottle Bill in TN, where I currently live. There was talk back in 2010 about passing it, with an overwhelming 10-1 vote for, but the bill fell through the cracks. I want to bring it back to the forefront and get down to brass tacks. This isn’t an issue that can be ignored.

I’m literally begging you to get paid for throwing your recyclables into a different bin.

If passed, the TN Bottle Bill will create approximately 2000 jobs and 500 small businesses. {source: http://www.tnbottlebill.org}

Against this bill? Have proof this is an awful idea? Please please comment below. The only way this bill will pass is if everyone is thoroughly educated.

Thanks for reading!
xxox
Audrey