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I don't know who started this, but there's an effort to send lots of handwritten (if possible) postcards to the White House tomorrow, March 15, expressing opposition to the president. I've written and stamped a few, dated tomorrow, which I will drop in a mailbox tomorrow morning. As I understand it, the point is partly to have a lot of different messages, and partly just to bury him in mail.

I sent one that quotes the last lines of "The New Colossus" and then says "No ban! No wall!" one straightforward "save the Affordable Care Act," and one demanding that President Bannon resign.

Here's the email I got about this project:


On March 15th, each of us will mail Donald Trump a postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him — and against us — means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired.

Each of us — every protester from every march, each congress calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math.
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, with not a single nice thing to say.

So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donald’s famously thin skin.
Prepare for March 15th, 2017, a day hereafter to be known as #TheIdesOfTrump

Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Take a picture and post it on social media tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump ! Spread the word! Everyone on Earth should let Donnie know how he’s doing. They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.

Then, on March 15th, mail your messages to:

President (for now) Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500


(Some of the cards I'm sending are addressed to just "the White House," that being what is suggested on the whitehouse.gov page about writing to Trump, and some have his name, without a title.)

Date: 2017-03-14 09:37 pm (UTC)
lynnenne: (politics: we the people)
From: [personal profile] lynnenne
There's an article about it in the Boston Globe, including a quote from the guy who claims to have started the idea:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/03/13/postcards-president/5AVDBuDEq8PDvrPvZ9hSAK/story.html

Date: 2017-03-15 05:10 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Good idea! *makes note*

Date: 2017-03-15 06:13 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
I'm in!

I'm doing six cards in six different colors of gel pen.

Red: NO BAN NO WALL
Orange: GOVERNMENT SMALL ENOUGH TO DROWN IN A BATHTUB IS TOO SMALL TO GOVERN AT ALL
Gold: LET TRANS PEOPLE PEE IN PEACE
Green: RELEASE ALL THE TAX RETURNS
Blue: #IMPEACH #RESIST
Purple: AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL YES EVEN THE FOLKS YOU DON'T LIKE
Edited Date: 2017-03-15 06:18 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-03-29 05:17 am (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Do we have count on the number of postcards 45 got postmarked the 15th-ish? I haven't heard.

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