I grew up in a family that paid attention to politics without being deeply engaged. But voting was important. I remember the thrill of stepping inside the curtain with my mom when she voted. I have voted in every election since I was old enough to register. Even when the issues or candidates I supported have not prevailed, at least I've been heard.
Election season is upon us. And I am deeply concerned about whether voters will make the changes needed to create an effective government...one that recognizes the environmental disaster and offers steady guidance. In years past, I have knocked on doors and written letters to potential voters.
A week ago, I found an interesting entry in The Sunday Paper, a weekly newsletter I receive from papermaker, Helen Hiebert :
"Check out this cool Notes for Votes Kit a mother/daughter team in North Carolina has put together to help you get involved in the 2020 election while staying socially distanced. Their goal is to get out the vote, support small artists and businesses, support/save the post office and share their love of getting something fun in the mail. That sounds to me like a win-win-win-win! They are donating their profits to Fair Fight 2020."
I sent off for one of their kits and then got to thinking about trying my own hand at this great idea. Here are the results...five cards designed to remind, inform and inspire people to be sure to register and VOTE!
After watching parts of the Democratic convention last week, I realize the importance of some of these themes and getting voters to the polls. So I thought YOU might help spread the word. I'll send you a card (or many) with an envelope and postage stamp. I'll also make a donation to Fair Fight for every card you order.
Can you think of a few folks who would love getting some Real Mail and an encouraging note from you?
I'll be ready to mail these by September 1st and will continue as long as you can think of people you'd like to reach!
Many thanks ~ Candace
Along the way....
When I first decided to create a website, I thought of it as a virtual catalog to "get my work out there". Then I picked up a copy of Austin Kleon's Show Your Work. He so clearly states my sense of how we are a community of creatives who benefit from sharing our process and work; I decided it makes sense to blog and share mine. Enjoy.