|Swap Coordinator:||stkirsch (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Miscellaneous Letters & Writing Postcards|
|Number of people in swap:||25|
|Type:||Type 2: Flat mail|
|Rating requirement:||4.98 (unrated swappers allowed)|
|Last day to signup/drop:||March 10, 2017|
|Date items must be sent by:||March 15, 2017|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
A new anti-Trump demonstration is in the works. But this time, itâ€™s in the form of writing.
A social media post that encourages people to flood President Trump with postcards has gone viral. Activists are calling on users to mail Trump a postcard on March 15th. The idea is to get enough people to voice their opposition to where the publicâ€™s concerns can no longer be ignored.
The movement has been deemed #TheIdesOfTrump. The word â€œidesâ€ refers to â€œThe Ides of Marchâ€â€”a date that corresponds to March 15 on the Roman calendar. March 15, 44 B.C. was also the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated. The date is associated with doom.
The original social media post reads:
On March 15th, each of us will mail Donald Trump a postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what standing with himâ€”and against usâ€”means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that heâ€™s fired!
Each of usâ€”every protester from every march, each Congress-calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signerâ€”if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math.
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. Weâ€™re setting a new record: over a million pieces in a day, with not a single nice thing to say.
So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donaldâ€™s famously thin skin. (Dump Despicable Donnie! Heâ€™s not my President! Impeach Dumpy Donnie! Not smart enough to be my President! Stop walking all over our Constitution! Donnie the dictator belongs in Russia!).
Prepare for March 15th, 2017, a day hereafter to be known as #TheIdesOfTrump
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 Donnie know how heâ€™s doing. They canâ€™t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.
Then, on March 15th, mail your messages to:
President (for now) Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500
It might just be enough to make him crack.
So, each participant will mail two postcards, one to President (for now) Donald J. Trump and one to your assigned partner. On the postcard to your partner please write a comment or two about any concerns you have for the current or future state of America. For your postcard to Trump please follow the instructions above.
Please be sure to place a return address on the upper left hand corner of your postcard. Name isn't necessary for the return but a return address is. We want to ensure that the postcards male it through and anonymous correspondence may be discarded.
I'm making this post international as I'm sure there are a great many people all over the world with their eyes on America.
The goal is to have all of these postmarked on the 15th!
People can still use this info to mail a postcard to the Whitehouse even if they don't meet swap requirements.
As long as you get a postcard from your partner that discusses concerns for the state current state of America (whether you agree with them or not) rate a 5. There is to be absolutely no down rating for opposing views! If you do not receive a postcard from your partner I will angel after you rate a 1. In the event a large number of people sign up and flake I may need to enlist the help of other angels.
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