Deadline: Wednesday, March 15
Most of the time, I believe that a postcard or letter mailed to the White House is an exercise in futility. That being said, I feel compelled to be a team player. So, I’m happily participating in the Ides of Trump this week. I’ve written a few postcards, and I plan to write a few more, and drop them in the mail on Wednesday, March 15.
(This is also an opportunity for me to use up a handful of the odd assortment of postcards I impulsively bought from a postcard website that was going out of business. The postcards were mailed to me from the country of Guyana. Isn’t that weird? If you see me around town, ask me for some postcards. I ended up with way too many of them…)
Here’s the nutshell version of this event…
From the Ides of Trump website:
“Each of us — every protester from every march, each Congress calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — will write a single postcard and put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, 2017.
No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury. Hank Aaron currently holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year. We’re setting a new record: over a million pieces in a day.
So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and write from the heart. All of our issues — DAPL, women’s rights, racial discrimination, religious freedom, immigration, economic security, education, the environment, conflicts of interest, the existence of facts — can and should find common cause. That cause is to make it irrefutable that the president’s claim of wide support is a farce.
He may draw a big crowd with empty promises, but the crowd of those that oppose his agenda is exponentially larger. And we will show up to protest, to vote, and to be heard. Again and again and again.”
Mail to: The President (for now), 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20500
Here’s someone else’s photo to give you inspiration on what to write: