I am grateful that I did not have to lobby to make this happen. I imagined myself lobbying politicians, firing off righteous missives to the media, fighting the good fight; I didn't have it in me. I am so damned glad that others did it for me. Thank you, those who have tread this path before me.
I am not particularly pleased that the act has passed, but they will need at least a year at the paper-pusher end of things to actually be able to produce the documents. Or so says the rep I spoke to today. Sigh. Like this came out of the blue or something.... um, this bill has been before the legislature for 3 years and is dated 2008. Perhaps you all might have thought to prepare in advance for the eventual adoption as law.
Ah, the speed of government astounds even me.
Nonetheless, I am thankful today. A small token has been dangled before me and isn't that far away.
My boy would have been five years old by then.