Time to Take Action
It certainly has been a rough ride since inauguration day. Like many of you, I was thrown into a state of overwhelm, dismay and fear as one destructive Executive Order and horrific Cabinet pick after another was announced. And of course, much of the news has proceeded in a similar vein since then.
The only clear silver lining seems to be the immense activation of ordinary citizens who can no longer just go about their lives ignoring politics for the most part. Hundreds of thousands of people of conscience in the U.S. are feeing compelled to action.
I created Collective Vision to support this upsurge of democratic activism by:
- providing the supplies to make postcard writing easy
- amplifying the message with positive imagery
- providing resources to make you an effective postcard activist
I started by creating the Postcards to Congress series – the Democracy Pack, the Climate Pack, and a new set of postcards in the works – the Justice Pack - using illustrations and artwork from a wide variety of artists on the theme of racial, social and environmental justice.
Recently I partnered with the Postcards to Voters initiative and added the first of a series of postcard designs to be used by the thousands of volunteer postcard writers who send handwritten cards to individual voters encouraging them to go out and vote in their upcoming special election. Organizers choose close, key elections and deploy their ingenious system to dole out voter addresses, guidelines and talking points to volunteer writers near and far. It’s grassroots hands-on activism at its best and I’m thrilled to be able to support this powerful and effective change strategy.
Please note that although this website looks like a commercial venture, it is actually a project I am running as a volunteer. Collective Vision is my way to join hands with others who are working for a world where liberty and justice really are for all, and where kindness and social responsibility are at the foundation of our policies, interactions and laws. Thanks for being a part of all this.
~Erika, Postcard Steward
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” the Dalai Lama