As most of you know, I’m a die hard bleeding heart liberal. I can remember my Dad talking to me about Lyndon Johnson after the other kids on the block were saying how great Goldwater was. I was seven. It stuck. If you are not in a politically aligned environment, you can (and probably should) stop reading here.
Like a lot of people, I’ve really been struggling with this new administration and its actions. And in my case ALL of it’s actions. I knew I had to DO something more than losing my shit everyday, signing every petition and weeping. I didn’t want to simply give money and I truly believe the biggest obstacle for all of us is going to be staying engaged for the next three plus years. I’m already suffering from Post Traumatic Trump Syndrome which I’m sure will be added to the list of psychological illnesses soon.
After brainstorming I got together with other like minded Americans and we discussed how WE could DO something. Anything. We don’t have a catchy name, although I kind of like “If we were sleeping, we’d be a cell.”
Here is the synopsis of that first meeting.
Don’t reinvent the wheel – information is all over the web, we don’t need to repeat it. BUT we can distribute it to our friends and family that are interested. Here of something going on? Share it!
Letters work! The most important things is to actually send a hand written note not only to your representatives but others as well.
And our new approach? Send a thank you card to those that are supporting the resistance. Especially Republicans. They need to know that we appreciate their efforts and courage to tell the new emperor, he is indeed naked – and it ain’t pretty.
We will be meeting every 2-3 weeks. The next meeting is at my house this Friday, February 24 at about 2. You are all welcome. I’m sorry that this is such late notice, I’ve been meaning to write this for the last 2 weeks! Work, is harshing my democratic efforts. In addition to “planning an agenda”, we all found just knowing you weren’t alone and sharing was extremely helpful.
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The next national effort that you can be involved in is the Ides of Trump!
March 15th, 2017
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 the President know how he’s doing. They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail. Whatever your message (so many to choose from, so little space) write it and send it.
Mail your messages to:
President (for now) Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500