Show Our Power--Write to Get out the Philly Vote
Welcome to Monday, Dear Activists, We know it was a horribly difficult weekend after the SCOTUS ruling on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade. And unfortunately today they issued a terrible "religious freedom" decision that overruled a similar case (prayer at public school football games) from only 22 years ago, seeming to ignore precedent again. In short, they don't care about anything other than the outcome. And their desired outcome is whatever Fox News "happens to be furious about". Going back to what the Founding Fathers wanted is an all-to-convenient view for where the super conservative right wants to take this country. But WE have agency in this moment and forward. Lots of it. And it's up to each one of us to decide whether we will use our agency. We can stay outraged and demoralized, and we are totally entitled to these feelings and more. But to be effective for change we need to turn those feelings into action. And we are here for you to decide what you'll do. All of our upcoming events will be in tomorrow's newsletter. Today let's talk about our postcard projects. Help Philly Voters See The Urgency Of Voting In This Moment You've heard us say it before -- many voters don't think about or realize how often we have elections and they only vote in Presidential elections. So we are reminding them about the critically important elections this year for U.S. Senate and Governor and how important their vote is now. If you aren't already in, it's time to start! If you're already in, bring two friends to the effort! Research shows that multiple touches to voters increases our chances of success, and that’s our plan. The more we write to them, the better the turnout! First of all -- if you're writing cards with us you are heroes! So far this year you have already committed to write to about 72,000 voters and counting! We've targeted 90,000 Philly voters in total so we need more of you to get involved to really expand turnout. Get Some Anxiety Relief! Think of it this way -- you can relieve your anxiety about the state of our country by writing our postcards, knowing you are making a difference for the midterm elections. The stakes have never been higher! Read on for how it works.
Our iconic abortion access card. We've changed the script for these cards just a bit to acknowledge this moment. We recommend you order enough cards to write over the next two months. See below for delivery details. We’ll email you all the instructions, addresses, and the script. Please order your postcards in multiples of 50. We ask that you donate $7.00 per set of 50 postcards to cover our costs. But don’t let the donation stop you from ordering the postcards. On the other hand, if you can, please consider chipping in a little extra to cover the cost for those who cannot.
The "Bicycle Cards" are here too!
We are in the process of revamping these cards to change the issues on the front of the card to the issues of the moment -- abortion access, gun safety, saving the planet, and voting rights. You can order these and we'll send you the newer version. So just let us know if you want to write these. Order them here.
Here are the Three Separate Action Steps to sign up – 1. Email us at one of the links above for whichever postcards you want and tell us how many postcards you will write, and give us your delivery address. 2. Donate $7.00 per set of 50 postcards at this link. (Plus an extra $5.00 if we are shipping to you.) 3. Purchase your 40-cent postcard stamps online at this link or at your local post office. BUT NOTE: postcard stamps are going up to 44 cents on July 10. So order them now! Here’s how you’ll receive your postcard packets – If you are in the Philadelphia area, we will hand deliver the postcard packets or you can pick them up. If you are outside the Philadelphia area, we will ship the packet to you. Please add $5.00 to your donation for shipping costs.