The ides of Trump.
Today, the anniversary of Julius Caesar’s assassination, thousands of Americans are writing and sending their thoughts in the form of postcards to President Trump.
Ted Sullivan, one of the leaders of this snail mail campaign, came up with this idea with his friend Zach Kushner while talking about the different protest signs they had seen during the various women’s marches. Kusher expressed that he wish Trump could see them, and Sullivan came up with the idea to send Mr. President a bunch of postcards on March 15.
While there is a dark side of the Ides of March, Sullivan and Kusher explicitly states on their website that:
The only rule is no violence, threats of violence, or insinuations of violence. This is about being heard, via postcards. We understand that the Ides of March has a history, but that’s not we are — in any way — calling for here.
While it is very unlikely that Trump will actually read all — if any — of these postcards, it’s about sending a message (no pun intended) and getting our voice out there.
If you’re interested in sending Trump a quick postcard while you can, follow these steps:
- Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Create your own cards, buy them, share them, it doesn’t matter as long as you write #TheIdes or #TheIdesOfTrump on them somewhere.
- Take a picture of your cards and post them on social media (tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump or #TheIdes, please). This will help us verify our numbers.
- Spread the word! Everyone on Earth can let Washington know their opinion of the President. They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.
- Mail your cards to:
The President (for now)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
- Get ready for the NEXT postcard campaign, and the next, and the next — because we’re not going away. We will make ourselves heard by joining together. And together, we will wield the kind of political clout that can’t be ignored.
Go forth and send your message to Mr. President!