Melissa Kirven and Pat Kinney have agreed to be co-Team Captains for a Vote Forward GOTV (Get Out the Vote) campaign. We both feel that voting is a very important way to stand up for Social Justice, and that letter-writing from home is something we can do right now. We have committed to distributing 1000 letters for people to finish at home by August 15, providing their own postage and envelopes. You will need to address the envelopes and also add a few words to the preprinted letters. Stamps are available online from www.usps.com.
The letters won’t actually be sent out until October, closer to the election. You can save yours and receive an email as to when to send out, or you can return them to us for safe-keeping.
This sounds daunting, but it is only 20-25 people writing 40-50 letters each; we each used to write 20 letters at the parties that we held in Fellowship Hall. We may host some virtual letter writing parties to help motivate people. Please contact Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pat (pkinney@email@example.com) if you are interested and we will arrange delivery or pickup. Please pass this opportunity along to friends and neighbors.
UPDATE: As of July 4th, we have distributed over 800 letters. Thanks for supporting this project! Act soon to get some of the remaining letters!