Send Your Postcard to the President-Elect

Send Your Postcard to the President-Elect
Send Your Postcard to the President
October 30, 2008
james m,
Although we don’t know who the next President will be, we do know that one of his first actions will be to present Congress with a budget. We want to tell the new President–whether it’s McCain or Obama–that we want increased funding for effective violence reduction and prevention programs.
So we’re launching a "Personal Postcards to Your President" campaign beginning as soon as we know has won and through to the Innaguration.
It’s easy to participate!
1.    Visit your local store and get a postcard representing your town or city
2.    Write a note to YOUR next President
3.    Mail it by Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009.
4.    Urge all of your friends and family to do the same
You should use the address of his Senate office. Here are the addresses of the two top candidates for the office:
John McCain
241 Russell Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510-0303
Barack Obama
713 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510-1305
It’s that simple!
Will you join us in this campaign? Click here to say YES!
Your personal note to your President will continue building our relationship with him, keeping him aware of the Department of Peace concept and campaign. It will also expose the President to a special kind of citizen lobbyist-one who is a peacebuilder, committed to lasting solutions.
Not sure what to say? The key is to make this your personal and passionate message. Tell him, in very few words, what is most important to you! You can:
*  Introduce yourself
Say you are a Mom, a student, a plumber, a bank teller–whatever is true for you
*  Say why this issue concerns you
*  Ask him to make funding violence prevention programs a top priority of his presidency.
*  Use a statistic or two that strengthens your message.
You can find some statistics on violence on our website <<http://www.thepeacealliance.org/content/view/23/128/>>
*  Ask him to use the State of the Union Address to talk about the importance and urgency of funding violence prevention in all sectors of our society–in our homes and schools, in our streets and prisons.
Urge all your friends and family you see over the holidays to join you. Offer people postcards from your state to write on, and wait while they write it and give it back to you with a stamp. We are eager for there to be thousands of postcards sent–every card counts!
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A few reminders:
*  Do not send letters. All letters with envelopes require more complex screening, which is why we’re encouraging everyone to USE POSTCARDS.
*  Mail all postcards by Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009.
*  Keep it simple! This is, after all, a busy time
*  Tell us you are going to join this effort
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/696/t/6504/questionnaire.jsp?questionnaire_KEY=669
Need help crafting your message? Here are a few phrases you can use or adapt:
*  Make violence reduction and prevention a top priority in your first term
*  Invest in proven violence prevention efforts for our schools and homes.
*  Strengthen peacekeeping efforts internationally through our foreign assistance and diplomacy.
*  Lead us to peace with all your efforts.
*  As part of the Department of Peace campaign, I am urging that violence prevention and peacebuilding programs and policy be one of the top priorities of your legacy.
Are you going to join this action? Let us know that you’re saying YES! 
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/696/t/6504/questionnaire.jsp?questionnaire_KEY=669
Thank you for joining us in welcoming our new President, and for standing with us for a culture of peace. Together, we are making a difference.
In peace and gratitude,
The Peace Alliance
The Peace Alliance
1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Suite 712
Washington, DC 20036
Tel 202-296-1187
www.ThePeaceAlliance.org
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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