Postcards

Send a Thank You to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

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The patriarchy constantly pits women against each other and your DGB for today is to do the opposite (a good idea for every day) and build up another woman. As terrible as this week has been for the American woman in general, the aftermath of Dr. Ford coming forward and testifying must be exponentially worse for her. Send a message of thanks and support for her bravery and contribution to the march of progress.

For security reasons, please be sure to use a postcard. Send to this address:

Dr. Christine Ford

℅ Palo Alto University

1791 Arastradero Rd

Palo Alto, CA 94304

A campaign of gratitude is also going around Twitter and if you are on that platform and want to participate, use #ThankYouDrFord.

Grab a pen and send some love to a hero.

 

Postcards for Gun Safety

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Your DGB for today is to join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in sending or personally delivering a postcard to your Congress Member telling them you oppose the NRA’s “Concealed Carry Reciprocity” Legislation.

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is being pushed by the NRA and forces states to recognize other states’ concealed carry permits. This will put more firearms into cities and states that have strict gun laws and “remove local governments’ ability to maintain sensible gun standards and keep a proper vetting process in place.”


Today we want you to send a postcard or hand deliver one to your Congress Member and let them know you will not support this bill and you don’t want the NRA influencing our nation’s laws and policies. You can search for a local event here: http://act.everytown.org/event/ccr-postcard-delivery/ and you can even use DGB’s official post card.

 

Postcards from the Edge: America the Beautiful

Your DGB for today is to send POTUS a postcard from your corner of the United States, to remind him to have just a crumb of pride for the country he is supposed to represent on the world stage.

#45 has always made his disdain for our country and it’s people quite clear. His inauguration speech described the US as some kind of post-apocalyptic wasteland. Recent transcripts of a call Trump made to Mexico’s president back in January show that he referred to New Hampshire as a “drug-infested den.” And finally, it was revealed this month that our President told a bunch of fellow golfers at his course in Bedminster, NJ, that the White House is “a real dump.” Yes, really. 

We know our country has its share of problems. We even concede there may be plumbing issues at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But, come on - show a little respect for America, Donny.

If you would like to let POTUS know what our country is truly like, please send a postcard depicting the best your city or state has to offer, to:

 

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500

 

Please also consider posting a pic of your postcard on social media with the hashtag, #postcardsfromUS.

 

Postcard Stash

Your DGB for today is to stock up on postcards.

Did you know that 38% of calls to action require mailing a postcard? Okay, fine, that’s an alternative statistic, but we are sending more postcards than ever, right? Time to fortify your postcard stash post-haste.

 

Here are some awesome progressive postcards for sale:

Rad American Women

Women in Science

 

And, if you don’t want to break the bank (but have some cardstock on hand), here’s a free, printable DGB postcard.

 

Ides of Trump

Your DGB for today is to get your postcard ready to mail out on the 15th.

All your postcard needs to do is express your opposition to Orange Julius Caesar. Fill it up with a small-print manifesto or use a four-letter word followed by “you.” The idea is to bury him in an avalanche of disapproval, but NOT threats. Share your postcard(s) on social media with the hashtags #TheIdesOfTrump and #TheIdes. Get this done a couple of days in advance like we’re doing at DGB and you may inspire some of your social media friends and followers to join in! Find the event page here and the community page for ideas and even printable postcards here.
 

Send to:

The President (for now)

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500


 

Et tu, Grabber? Yep, you too.