These are past writing campaigns. Feel free to use any of them for your current postcards and letters or to get ideas for upcoming campaigns.
Past U.S. Writing Campaigns and Topics
- Tell Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) based in Atlanta, that it is not ok to silence scientists. Scientists should be able to speak with the press and share some findings with the public. Yes, we understand that some work there may need to be under tight control for safety reasons, “but individual scientists and researchers have generally been available to explain their findings – which, of course, often have major implications for public health and, therefore, tend to interest the public (also known as taxpayers).”
Read more here:
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027
- It is time to defend DACA recipients. Since 2001 there have been attempts to legalize minor age immigrants who were brought here by their parents. DACA is a temporary, Obama-era order to protect the Dreamers until Congress passes the Dream Act. It is time to defend DACA recipients and pass the Dream Act. Encourage your MoC’s to attach the Dream Act to other must pass bills and to vote yes for the Dreamers! To learn more about the “Dreamers”, read this http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/09/01/unauthorized-immigrants-covered-by-daca-face-uncertain-future/
To read about an article about a Dreamer that previously lived and worked in Georgia, click here.
- How can we stop the wasteful spending for a border wall that Trump promised Mexico would pay for? The US Customs and Border Protection selected four companies to build wall prototypes that will cost between $400,000 and $500,000. Trump is even threatening to shut down the government if representatives don’t approve the wall. If this wasteful, ill-advised, ineffective wall building project makes you angry, please ask your representatives not to fund it. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/31/547684547/trump-administration-selects-contractors-for-border-wall-prototypes
- Protect Bears Ears National Monument. Sec. Zinke is proposing reducing the size by over 85%! These and other areas could be opened up to drilling and fracking and who knows what else. These protected lands should not be up for grabs to the highest bidder. The Utah Diné Bikéyah Board Chairman Willie Grayeyes, a community leader from Navajo Mountain, Utah, and appointed member of the BLM Utah Resource Advisory Council, stated, “Written and unwritten history tells us that Native Americans were the first occupants on the Bears Ears landscape. What we are asking for is just a small acreage compared to what was taken away from us. We ask for this simple honor to be given by the President and Secretary: do not alter or change our Proclamation.” The Press Release also states, “Any and all recommendations by Secretary Zinke regarding Bears Ears National Monument are fundamentally faulty because the Secretary never took the time to meet with and listen to local Native Americans, despite numerous invitations.”
Write to Secretary Zinke AGAIN and let him know in no uncertain terms this is NOT ok. Tell him to honor Tribes and protect Bears Ears! Write to President Trump as well and let him know that we do not want this and neither do the Native Americans that are the “exclusive keepers of traditional knowledge regarding the Bears Ears cultural landscape”. Read more about this issue on websites hosted by Native Americans:
Sec. Ryan Zinke
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
- URGENT From the Georgia Indivisible Coalition: “The Senate Finance Committee will be holding a hearing on the Graham Cassidy bill on Monday at 2 pm. The hearing record needs to be filled with strong statements of opposition from organizations and individuals with stories of the devastating impact this would have on people, including people with disabilities and pre-existing conditions.
The following email address will be active for the public to submit testimony for Monday's hearing on the Graham Cassidy bill: GCHcomments@finance.senate.gov. This is where groups and individuals can send letters, testimony, video links, photos, stories, etc. regarding the proposed legislation. Please copy your U.S. Senator when emailing your comments, letters, videos, etc.
Comments to be submitted by 1:00 p.m. ET on Monday 9/25/2017. Please copy and share this information far and wide.”
- Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) have introduced a bill that would convert ACA spending into block grants for states. A state could use the block grant “to develop any health care system it wants. It also allows states to opt out of many ACA regulations.” Read the Washington Post article here. Ask your MoC’s to vote NO on this repeal and replace plan!
- Since Trump and the Republicans could not repeal The Affordable Care Act, the administration is cutting funds to help Americans sign up. They are slashing the Ad budget and grants to enrollment assistance groups. The 2018 enrollment begins November 1 and will also six weeks instead of three months. If this underhanded way of trying to derail the ACA bothers you, tell Trump and your Reps. Read more at the Washington Post article here.
- Our National Parks should be trash free. On August 16, the NPS ended an effort to eliminate the sale of disposable bottles in our parks. See https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/08-16-2017-water-bottles.htm. If you think this policy should have been more thoroughly implemented rather than eliminated, let both President and the Acting Director of the NPS Michael Reynolds know your thoughts.
Or call Jeremy Barnum, 202-513-7262
Acting Director Michael Reynolds
National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
- It's time once again to put some pressure on Amazon. Let the amazon.com PR team know if you are bothered by their advertising on Breitbart by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample message below:
"I haven't ordered from Amazon since (date). Prior to that time, my family ordered from you (enter time period). I want to let you know why this has changed. I am appalled that Amazon is running ads on Breitbart.com. When Amazon adopts a policy to ban advertising on any site that promotes hate, I will happily go back to shopping with you."
You can also email Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos directly at email@example.com.
- The Department of Justice is seeking the IP addresses of 1.3 million who visited a Trump Resistance Site! If this outrages you, please write Attorney General Jeff Sessions and let him know. This is government overstep and should not be allowed. We need to push back now. People in power should not be able to point out or punish those who disagree with them.
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
- We’ve tried this one before but if you are concerned about the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been shown to cause problems in a child’s brain development, tell Scott Pruitt. EPA scientists have recommended a ban so let’s ask Pruitt to listen to his staff and ban chlorpyrifos.
Environmental Protection Agency
Mail code 1101A
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
- Trump and his appointees should not be censoring and reassigning government scientists and officials. Fifty or so scientists and officials have been removed from their jobs at the Department of the Interior and reassigned other places. Censoring and shuffling scientists will not solve climate change or keep our environment safe. Read the story of Joel Clement here.
If this bothers you, please write Secretary Zinke and the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior and ask them to stop reassignment of scientists! Let them know we aren’t fooled. We understand the reason behind the reassignments and we won’t stand for it.
Sec. Ryan Zinke
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of the Interior
381 Elden Street, Suite 3000
Herndon, VA 20170
- The Department of Homeland Security will bypass federal “environmental laws and other regulations to ‘ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads’ near the U.S.-Mexico border south of San Diego.” Our federal government MUST abide by our federal regulations! This potentially endangers our natural and cultural resources. See http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/01/540892890/homeland-security-to-waive-environmental-rules-on-border-wall-projects
Write and let them know your thoughts on this:
The Honorable Elaine C. Duke
Secretary of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
- The so called “Smoggy Skies” Act, which was passed by the House, would weaken the Clean Air Act. Many of our children are suffering with asthma and some of our skylines are hazy. We need less pollution and smog, not more. This bill will move to the Senate so please let our Senators know we want them to vote NO.
- Tell Georgia’s own Congressman Buddy Carter that his language and sentiment are abhorrent and against what we stand for in Georgia. Carter defended Trump’s criticism of Alaska Senator Murkowski, who dared to vote against the motion to debate repealing the ACA. Carter went on to state, “Let me tell you, somebody needs to go over there to that Senate and snatch a knot in their ass.” This is no way to represent our state in national government. Read more here: http://time.com/4875702/buddy-carter-snatch-a-knot-in-their-ass-lisa-murkowski/
- Tell Congress not to cut the budget for the EPA and the Department of the Interior. This could affect everything from clean water to clean air to public lands. In addition, ask them to leave the Arctic Refuge alone and not allow oil drilling.
Or use the Sierra Club form found here.
- Encourage the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to protect 11 marine monuments and marine sanctuaries. A Trump Executive Order put them under review to potentially open them to drilling and mining. They MUST stay protected. Destroying our natural resources for “Big Oil” profits is not acceptable. See this link for a list: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/26/2017-13308/review-of-national-marine-sanctuaries-and-marine-national-monuments-designated-or-expanded-since
Respond electronically here. HURRY! Comments close July 26.
- Protect the 1st amendment. A group of 43 senators (29 Republicans and 14 Democrats) seek to make it a felony for an American to boycott Israel. The Act is entitled “The Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S. 720)”. The Act would also criminalize a boycott of any country that is considered “friendly” to America. Write your Senator and ask that they not support any Act that would violate our 1st amendment rights.
- Write a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the inappropriateness of his speech to the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), an anti-LGBT hate group.
See the Southern Poverty Law Center's statements at https://www.splcenter.org/news/2017/07/13/statement-alliance-defending-freedoms-attack-splc-and-abc-news and https://www.splcenter.org/news/2017/07/15/weekend-read-sessions-lends-credibility-office-anti-lgbt-group
Attorney General Jeff Sessions
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
- Write the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) to urge them to reject the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. See background information and a sample letter from the Sierra Club here.
You can submit a letter through this site, but we urge you to consider writing your own letter. Individual, personalized messages are often given more weight than online forms.
- Tell FCC Chairman Ajit Pai not to abolish net neutrality. See the explanation of net neutrality, including talking points tying it to social justice issues, at https://www.savetheinternet.com/net-neutrality-what-you-need-know-now
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
Past Public Comments
- Where do you stand on nuclear power and the over budget Plant Vogtle project? At 11 billion over budget and years behind schedule, Georgia Power customers are paying increased prices to cover the cost of the expansion. South Carolina has scraped the construction at adjacent Plant Summer and Georgia should do the same. If this topic is important to you, either sign the Sierra Club letter here or email your elected Georgia Public Service Commissioners or both.
Find email addresses here.
- We need clean water! Scott Pruitt and the EPA are seeking public comments on removing the Clean Water Rule that essentially protects our drinking water and was put in place in 2015 by the Obama Administration. The Clean Water Rule clarifies water management under the Clean Water Act (1972), especially of streams and wetlands, which need to be kept clean. Public comment is open until September 27, 2017. You can comment here https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203-0001
Past U.S. Postcard Campaigns
- As usual, there is no shortage of quippy one liners to write on a postcard to Donald Trump. He continues to destroy the dignity of the office.
Some examples include: “STOP TWEETING”, “Start leading, quit tweeting”, “black lives matter”, “the future is female”, “HELP PUERTO RICO NOW!”, “Protect the planet”, “Don’t start a nuclear war!”, “Be Kind!”, “LGBTQ have rights too”, and so on and so on.
Find a cause near to your heart and let Trump know your feelings.
- It is always a good time to bombard the White House with postcards. Sadly, it seems there is always something to remind Trump to do better. This week? Some ideas include: STOP TWEETING! Don’t tell NFL teams to fire players if they don’t stand for the national anthem. Stop police brutality! Support LGBTQ citizens! Let transgender soldiers serve! Support our planet, not wealthy corporations! You get it; there is no shortage of short quips to write on a postcard to Donald or Melania (tell Melania to start fighting bullying at home!).
- Tell President Trump if you do not appreciate his retweet of a GIF showing him swinging a golf club and appearing to hit and knock down Hillary Clinton. Really? Violence against women is not ok. This is not dignified behavior for a president. This is another in a long line of inappropriate and disparaging tweets. Frankly, the juvenile behavior is unbefitting for our President.
Sample postcards: “Stop Tweeting!” “Violence against women is not ok!” “Leave Hillary Clinton alone!”, “Your retweet showing you hitting Hilary with a golf ball is in poor taste”.
Read about it at the Washington Post article here.
- Tell Betsy DeVos and your MoC’s to protect women on campus from sexual assault. This article explains the situation http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/a12193990/betsy-devos-campus-sexual-assault/
Another article to read about the situation http://www.refinery29.com/2017/09/171315/how-to-protect-title-ix-campus-rape-rules-essay
And Bernie Sanders explains it, “… Secretary DeVos made an outrageous and unfortunate announcement that she plans to overturn an Obama initiative that protected women on college campuses from sexual assault. Campus sexual assault is a major problem, and it must be dealt with. We must do everything possible to make sure our campuses are safe for all students. This decision does a disservice to those who have worked hard to address sexual violence. Congress must now act to undo another terrible decision from the Trump administration.” https://www.sanders.senate.gov
Tell DeVos and your MoC’s to protect women on campus! This is a good postcard campaign. Send a quick postcard and tell them “Women Matter”, “Protect Women on Campus”, “Don’t change Obama’s rules to protect women on campus”, “rape culture is not ok”, “women deserve to feel safe on campus” etc.
Secretary Betsy DeVos
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
- Write Ivanka Trump and let her know that repealing Obama era regulations to require employers to collect data on combat pay disparity is not ok. If she is really interested in equal pay for women, she cannot support this. Come up with something better instead than getting rid of what is in place, Ivanka, if you don’t think this will “yield the intended results”. http://secondnexus.com/politics-and-economics/ivanka-trump-draws-fire-backs-father-obama-rule/
The Trump Organization
725 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500
- If you are bothered by Trump supporting alt-right hate groups, let him know. Simple one sentence postcards might say, “Dumping Bannon is the first step!” “Don’t support the alt-right”, “Black Lives Matter”, “Jewish Lives Matter”, “Down with Racism”, “Both sides are NOT to blame”.
- President Trump's statement on the “Unite the Right” was wholly inadequate. It read, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides. It's been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time.”
If you want our president to stand up against intolerance and hatred, let him know. The phrase “on many sides” is offensive.
From the CNN article here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/12/politics/trump-charlottesville-statement/ “Arguing that, ‘both sides do it’ deeply misunderstands the hate and intolerance at the core of this ‘Unite the Right’ rally. These people are bigots. They are hate-filled. This is not just a protest where things, unfortunately, got violent. Violence sits at the heart of their warped belief system.”
- Urge your senator to support the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which would allow the FDA to review the safety of and recall personal care products. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1014 Toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc. are full of chemicals and it could be to our benefit to have complete lists of ingredients, standards of manufacture, and warning labels. This bill has been languishing in Congress. Urge Congress to approve it this year with a simple postcard stating “PASS the Personal Care Products Safety Act!”
- If you are in support of marijuana legalization (please see thank you note list), ask your senators to support the Marijuana Justice Act recently introduced by NJ Senator Cory Booker.
- President Trump continues to attempt governing from Twitter. It is beneath the dignity of the Presidency. As the New Yorker suggests, “A tweet by a President is neither a law nor an executive order”. His recent tweet regarding transgender people in the military is just that - a tweet. Send Trump a postcard asking him to stop using Twitter as a bully pulpit.
Read more here: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/trumps-tweeted-transgender-ban-is-not-a-law and
Past Positive Notes
- Did you spy the Monopoly Man sitting behind Equifax CEO Richard Smith in the recent Senate Banking Committee hearing on the Equifax data breach? That Monopoly Man was Amanda Werner and if you liked the humorous but all too serious stunt to draw attention to this huge leak of personal information from Equifax, let Amanda know by writing a thank you note.
C/O Public Citizen
1600 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
- Shahid Kahn, Pakistain-American billionaire and the owner of the NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars, stood with his team, arms linked, in a show of solidarity with players after President Trump’s tweets condemning players that kneel during the national anthem. This is non-violent protest against police brutality. This is “believed to be the first time and NFL team owner had taken such a public stand on the side of his players during a national anthem demonstration.” Read the Washington Post article here.
Consider encouraging Mr. Kahn to hire Colin Kaepernick, who is considered a distraction due to starting this form of non-violent protest.
Send mail to:
1 Everbank Field Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32202-1928
While you are at it, send a postcard of support to Colin Kaepernick. He no longer has an NFL team home, as he is considered a distraction. Take a look at his Foundation website http://kaepernick7.com or his FB page here https://www.facebook.com/kaepernick7/
Select Sports Group, LLC
2700 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, TX 77056-5785
- Let your Senators and Representative know if you appreciate them passing a joint resolution asking Trump to condemn violence and denounce racist and anti-Semitic hate groups that participated in the events in Charlottesville in August. The Resolutions are: HJ Res 117 (House Resolution) and SJ Res 49 (Senate Resolution). A simple postcard that states, “Thank you for supporting HJ Res 117” or “Thank you for supporting SJ Res 49”.
Read the bill text here:
- Sen. Bernie Sanders is preparing to introduce a single payer health care system bill. Despite knowing it is unlikely to gain any traction, he is trying to facilitate conversation. He asks, "Excuse me: why is the United States the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people? Why are we spending far, far more per capita on health care than any other nation? Why do we pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs?" http://www.npr.org/2017/08/11/542676994/bernie-sanders-knows-his-medicare-for-all-bill-wont-pass-thats-not-the-point
Thank Senator Sanders for supporting the American people and asking the tough questions.
Senator Bernie Sanders
332 Dirksen Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
- If you appreciate Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signing a bill that protects illegal immigrants from being held because of their immigration status alone, tell him thanks. This is called the “Trust Act” and you can read more here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-immigration-voting-met-0829-20170828-story.html
Office of the Governor
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601
- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed stated he will “carefully consider these petitions [calling for city streets with the names associated with the Confederacy to be re-named], because symbols matter, and as those espousing hate-filled ideologies grow bolder, we must grow stronger in defense of our values.” See https://patch.com/georgia/atlanta/remove-confederate-carving-stone-mountain-atlanta-lawmaker. To tell the Mayor thanks, write him at:
Mayor Kasim Reed
Atlanta City Hall
68 Mitchell St SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
- Tell the LA Metro thanks for committing to electric buses by the year 2030. This will help the environment and those with breathing issues. It is a step forward and a good example of environmental stewardship. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-metro-electric-buses-20170727-story.html
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952
- Do you think President Trump should “undergo a physical and mental health exam to determine if he is stable enough to stay in office?” Well, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) does. She has introduced such a bill in the House. If you agree with her, tell her thanks. https://www.yahoo.com/news/bill-require-donald-trump-undergo-034316134.html
635 North 1st Street, Suite B
San Jose, CA 95112
Also, write your Representative and ask him/her to support this bill.
- TIKI Brand Products released a statment on Facebook condemning the use of their products in Charlottesville (https://www.facebook.com/TIKIBrand/posts/10154458849046324)
"TIKI Brand is not associated in any way with the events that took place in Charlottesville and are deeply saddened and disappointed. We do not support their message or the use of our products in this way. Our products are designed to enhance backyard gatherings and to help family and friends connect with each other at home in their yard."
If you'd like to send them a note of thanks for their statement, you can write them at:
W140 N4900 Lilly Rd.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-7035
- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe told the Unite the Right group to “Go home…you are not wanted in this great commonwealth. Shame on you.” If you appreciate his words, let him know.
Governor Terry McAuliffe
Common Ground for Virginia
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218
- Senator Cory Booker introduced a bill “that would legalize marijuana, expunge federal marijuana convictions and penalize states with racially-disparate arrest or incarceration rates for marijuana-related crimes. The changes are aimed at undoing some of the harm the nation's decades-long war on drugs has inflicted on poor and minority communities.” See the Washington Post article here. If you are in support, please thank Sen. Booker:
Senator Cory Booker
359 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”
Past Local Writing Campaigns and Topics
- The City of Atlanta moved towards decriminalizing “the possession of small amounts of marijuana” and “recommended the city replace jail time for minor marijuana possession with a fine” of “about $75”. Next the Atlanta City Council and Mayor Reed would need to consider the proposal. Encourage them to apply this changes if you think minor marijuana possession should not be punished with jail time. Read more here.
Atlanta City Council
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta GA 30303
Mayor Kasim Reed
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2400
Atlanta, Georgia 30335
- Grant Park residents are trying to save historic trees in the area that is slated for a partially underground parking garage for parking from a planned Zoo Atlanta expansion. This is a City of Atlanta project and if you want to help the Grant Park residents, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation. Though the Zoo in a statement said, “We’re confident that the project will bring many benefits and improvements to parking and mobility for the entire Grant Park community, not just Zoo Atlanta”, if there is public outrage at cutting historic trees, they might change their tune. http://news.wabe.org/post/grant-park-residents-launch-campaign-save-historic-trees
Amy Phuong, Commissioner
City of Atlanta
Department of Parks & Recreation
233 Peachtree Street, NE, Suites 1600/1700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Media and Public Relations
800 Cherokee Avenue SE
Atlanta GA 30315
Media and Public Relations (404) 624-2812 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- What are your thoughts on the confederate carving on Stone Mountain? Read about the confederate memorial carving here http://www.stonemountainpark.com/Activities/History-Nature/Confederate-Memorial-Carving The State owns the park but it is operated by Herschend Family Entertainment so write them both to let them know your thoughts.
The Herschend Family states on their website, “We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us by email at email@example.com or by calling 770-441-1940.”
Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation is headquartered in metro-Atlanta at the following address:
5445 Triangle Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Let Governor Deal know your thoughts as well:
Office of the Governor
206 Washington Street
111 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
- In light of the recent events in Charlottesville, VA there is a petition underway to change the name of Atlanta’s “Confederate Avenue”.
“The signers of this petition call on the civic leadership of Atlanta to rename Confederate Avenue, as a part of a larger effort to remove symbols of hate from our city.”
If you want to take action on this, go to - https://www.change.org/p/to-the-civic-leadership-of-atlanta-rename-atlanta-s-confederate-avenue
- Letter to the Editor
Use the model at http://www.peoplesbudget.org/index.php/letter-to-the-editor to send a Letter to the Editor of your local newspapers, supporting a progressive budget that prioritizes "systemic issues with comprehensive solutions, from the impact of climate change on rural communities and communities of color, implementing criminal justice reforms, ensuring that working families can afford high quality childcare, providing free college tuition at community colleges and state universities, expanding Social Security, repairing and replacing outdated infrastructure to create millions of sustainable, good paying jobs all over the country." (Quote from Andrea Miller, People Demanding Action.)
Note that even if your particular letter does not get published, it still makes a difference. When a paper receives many letters on a topic, they are more likely to publish one of them.
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”