OREGON–(ENEWSPF)–February 26, 2017
By: Rosemary Piser
While reading the Oregon Register Guard yesterday, I found a Letter to the Editor by Stephanie Perkins of Springfield, explaining the peaceful protest #TheIdesOfTrump that will take place on March 15th. Even with all the research I do daily for eNews Park Forest, this was the first I had heard of this brilliant idea. This is the kind of peaceful protest that everyone can participate in as it only requires you to mail a postcard to the White House on March 15. As someone who has seen the inner workings of the Federal government, I have learned from Congressional staffers that the best way to get the attention of our politicians is to send them something in the mail or by calling your Congressperson’s office. Why? First, those letters or postcards, for example, require staffers to do all the work associated with sorting, inventorying, and providing them to the person to whom they were sent. In addition, the paper provides a tangible picture of how many people are reacting. So in many ways, sending something in the mail to DC gets more attention than sending an e-mail or Tweet.
Here’s the information from the Ides of Trump website:
On March 15th, 2017 each of us will mail the White House a postcard that publicly expresses our vocal opposition to the new president. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm Washington.
We will show the man, the media, and the politicians how vast our numbers are and we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing the President that he’s fired!
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.
How to Participate
3. Spread the word! Everyone on Earth can let Washington know their opinion of the President. They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.
4. Then, on March 15th, mail your cards to:
The President (for now)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
5. Get ready for the NEXT postcard campaign, and the next, and the next — because we’re not going away. We will make ourselves heard by joining together. And together, we will wield the kind of political clout that can’t be ignored.
THE ONLY RULE IS NO VIOLENCE, THREATS OF VIOLENCE, OR INSINUATIONS OF VIOLENCE. This is about being heard, via postcards. We understand that the ides of March has a history, but that’s not what we are — in ANY WAY — calling for here.
Help spread the word and make our voices heard loud and clear in Washington DC.
Source: http://www.theidesoftrump.com, Stephanie Perkins, Feb. 24, 2017 Register Guard Letter to the Editor