Unitarian Universalist Chruch of San Mateo Caliornia

The Ides of Trump Campaign was initiated by a resident of Berkeley, California who wanted to create a simple, affordable and easy way for people to show-up and be heard. To join in all you need is a postcard and a stamp. The idea is that you express your concerns with brevity on a postcard. The hope is that postcards will flood the White House on March 15, the Ides of March.

You will remember that in Shakespear’s play Julius Caesar didn’t heed the warning to beware the Ides (about mid-month) of March and was assasinated on that day. The idea here is NOT to threaten any kind of violence or other immoral behavior but to draw attention to issues of concern in a peaceful manner.

The beauty of this effort is that wherever you are in the world you too can easily have your say by sending a postcard for the Ides of Trump to:

Mr. President
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20500

In my neighborhood we unequivocally DO NOT endorse or encourage violence but there are issues of concern that residents want to bring to the fore. Hence, the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo began implementation of Justice Action Mondays: Flash Advocacy as part of its “Resist” efforts.

Rev. Ben Meyers and the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo (UUSM) invited San Mateo residents to join in an open, drop-in community space where people come together in a supportive environment to make their voices heard. Justice Action Mondays, every week, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., UUSM Beck Hall, 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue, San Mateo

This Week’s Flash Advocacy Theme: The “Protest by Postcard” Ides of Trump Campaign. Participants will write a postcard (or more) with a personal message letting the President know their concerns and/or position on the issues that are paramount to them. All postcards will be mailed. Cards, stamps, message ideas, snacks and the company of good people like youself are provided. A distribution list is updated weekly on Wednesdays and the theme for the following Monday is emailed to all.



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