I’m reaching out with a serious request.
Join the battle to stop Donald Trump by mailing *a personal message to
Electoral College members* using these postcard templates my team and I
created. Together, let's convince the electors to back the popular vote and
protect the country from an irresponsible leader.
*We only need 39 electors* to block Trump — and one has already joined the
That's 38 left to go. The vote is on December 19. *Your postcard could make
Attached is a printable template
<https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwS4PppXseTEMEk4bm45SC1oWk0> plus a pop-up
kit it to get other people involved
weekend we used the kit to gather *one hundred postcards in one hour* to
send to the electors. Every voice right now counts! Instructions below.
Join the effort in just three actions:
1. Print the Elector Postcard Home Kit
a template, add your message, affix a photo and stamp, and mail it to an
elector. Do it with friends! (Remember: postcards need to be on slightly
thick paper for USPS to send them. We recommend printing on card stock; you
can also glue your card to a photo but be sure you think it's 'postcard
2. Print the Elector Postcard Community Kit
<https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwS4PppXseTEYVBvd3hSTFgtOG8> and Address
List <https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwS4PppXseTEdW5BTzl1bGgtMjA> and
hit your street corner, school, church, office break room, business, house
party, or transit stop! Print double-sided and select the option to flip on
the short edge. (Again, print on card stock.)
At your pop-up, ask people to write messages on the backs and draw
pictures on the fronts, or else glue them to picture postcards from your
hometown. We used a *portable photo printer *to personalize them:
like a charm. *One hundred people wrote cards and took photos* in just
3. Add messages that *positively* appeal to the electors. Remember: most
of the people who voted for Trump probably did it because they want to
*help* the country! It’s a grotesquely perverted result, but also a
genuine motivation. Appeal to the electors’ sense of patriotism,
responsibility, honor, saviorhood, faith, and duty: *save the country,
protect me, be an American and stand up for what's right. *Ask them to
be the hero this story needs.
This is a "Hail Mary" play -- i.e., a long shot with the chance to save the
world. It's like sending our X-wings against the Death Star: our actions
may be small, but we pack enough power to change absolutely everything. The
vote is on December 19. Let's get these in the mail pronto!
Start here with us here, and together we’ll keep on transforming fear and
anguish into the tools we need to shift the status quo.
- Josh, Anna, Greg, Joe, Ashlie, and millions of Americans
* The costs were out-of-pocket, but it felt worthwhile; you can probably
set up a donation jar to make the money back, too. If you’re reading this
and have disposable income, consider covering someone else's printing and
paper costs. I'll be helping coordinate some pop-up events this weekend.