Now we are one! In late June 2019 Indivisible East Bay sent our first Reclaim Our Vote postcards to Virginia, kicking off our bi-monthly postcarding series that’s still going strong in a new form now we’re all writing from home. We’re happy to celebrate a year of events!
Back when we could meet in person we hosted 18 events in Oakland, gathering every other Monday night for postcarding, popcorn, and a good time. Through these events we wrote and mailed over 3,500 postcards for Reclaim Our Vote.
When shelter in place sent us all home, we adapted quickly, and we’ve hosted eight virtual events so far, with at least four more coming up. Since the SIP order, we’ve sent out over 5,000 cards: our mighty team of at-home writers now sends out about 1,000 cards each week! We recruit new members every day and would love to have you on board.
We’re currently writing with Flip the West and Reclaim Our Vote. FTW is conducting voter outreach to six Western states (AZ, CO, MT, TX, KS, and IA) to flip the Senate blue in November. ROV is a non-partisan organization working to reach voters of color in states with high voter suppression. They’re currently working in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas. Both organizations are doing critical work, and we’d love to have you participate!
What You Can Do
We wish we could share birthday cake with you in person! Unfortunately, the global pandemic makes it impossible, but you’re welcome to BYOC (bring your own cake) to one of our Zoom events.
Cake or no cake, we have lots of options. Find one that works with your schedule (and bring a friend or three):
- Attend one of our upcoming Zoom postcarding events:
- Can’t make any of the events, but still want to write? Email fiona.IndivisibleEastBay1@gmail.com for complete instructions, scripts & addresses.
We ask writers to supply their own postcards and stamps. You can order cards from USPS here and postcard stamps here. If you prefer blank cards, you can order those here. Please choose blank cards, USPS cards, or cards without dogs, American flags, or partisan designs. If you have questions about whether your cards are appropriate, or can’t purchase your own materials, shoot us an e-mail at fiona.IndivisibleEastBay1@gmail.com so we can help you work something out!
New to Zoom? See our guide for a refresher. See you on Zoom!
Photograph by Heidi Rand