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Past Letters

Past U.S. Writing Campaigns and Topics

- In the aftermath of the recent Florida school shooting, please contact your members of Congress and ask that they do some, all, or any of the following: 14 day waiting periods to purchase a gun, no sales by private owners, no gun show sales, limits on magazines, no bump stock sales, licenses for all firearms, child lock requirements, minimum purchase age of 21, assault rifle ban, extensive background checks, no firearm sales to those who have been convicted of domestic violence.

Remind Congress that the following mass shootings used assault weapons (AR-15) that need to be banned: Aurora, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, Texas Church, San Bernardino, and Parkland FL.

- Hmmm. Why hasn’t the state department spent any of the $120 million to counter foreign election interference? Could it possibly be because spending the money would be an admission that Russia DID interfere with our elections? Urge Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to get with it and figure out how to stop foreign meddling in our elections! The funding is a mandate to fight against it.

Rex Tillerson
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520

- Join outraged Americans in sending “thoughts and prayers” to your members of Congress. Many are using a personal check to send a “contribution” and writing in the amount box “thoughts and prayers”. A note could be attached stating your thoughts on the helpfulness of thoughts and prayers. Example: “Since you find thoughts and prayers helpful after a mass murder, please accept my contribution to your re-election.”

- According to the Alt National Park Service (on Facebook), “The Interior Department is planning to hold the largest sale of oil and gas leases in the country’s history. The plans would auction off 77.3 million acres of offshore waters to drilling, covering coastal waters in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The auction will take place on March 21.” Please write Interior Secretary Zinke and Trump and let them know if you think this is a travesty. Our public lands and seas need to be protected, not sold to the highest bidder!

Ryan Zinke
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

- Yes, Scott Pruitt, global warm is a bad thing! Pruitt stated, “We know humans have most flourished during times of what, warming trends, so I think there’s assumptions made that because the climate is warming, that that necessarily is a bad thing. Do we really know what the ideal surface temperature should be in the year 2100, in the year 2018? That’s fairly arrogant for us to think that we know exactly what it should be in 2100.” Scientists have repeatedly warned of the consequences of global warming. Pruitt is a lawyer and businessman with no science background and shouldn’t be in charge at the EPA in the first place. Ignorant statements like this are further proof he is not fit for the job. Let Pruitt know how you feel about his statement. Read more at the Washington Post.

Scott Pruit
USEPA Headquarters
William Jefferson Clinton Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Mail Code: 1101A
Washington, DC 20460

Here are some articles to learn more about the reality of climate change:

Scientific American
Scholastic (for kids but good for adults too!)

- Tell Ryan Zinke and Trump that our public lands are sacred and need to be protected. Read more at the Washington Post.

Ryan Zinke
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

- Reportedly, Scott Pruitt was personally involved in scrubbing the EPA website of references to climate change. "Among the data scrubbed is information on the Clean Power Plan, which is now being considered for repeal." And now "environmental advocates are calling for Pruitt to recuse himself from the final decision on the Clean Power Plan repeal, saying his comments and actions show a lack of transparency and indicate that he has already decided to repeal the rule without regard for the public's opinion." (From

Scott Pruit
USEPA Headquarters
William Jefferson Clinton Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Mail Code: 1101A
Washington, DC 20460

- Though the Justice Department cannot fully dismantle the Office for Access to Justice without telling Congress, they have “effectively shuttered an office established under former President Obama to increase the accessibility of legal aid to needy Americans, according to a new report.” If you agree with the “office’s mission to ‘help the justice system efficiently deliver outcomes that are fair and accessible to all, irrespective of wealth and status’”, let Attorney General Jeff Sessions know. (From The Hill)

Jeff Sessions
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

- Now is NOT the time to withdraw “decades-old air policy aimed at reining in some of the largest sources of hazardous pollutants like mercury and lead.” Tell Trump, Congress, and the EPA we need to maintain air quality standards and practices. We NEED clean air. Our children NEED clean air. Vulnerable populations like the elderly and the asthmatic NEED clean air. Read more at the WSJ.

Scott Pruit
USEPA Headquarters
William Jefferson Clinton Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Mail Code: 1101A
Washington, DC 20460

- Urge Trump and Congress to continue providing funds for the International Space Station.

- Vulnerable populations deserve protection and treatment. A new division and new guidelines at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will “ease the way for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to opt out of providing services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.” This could lead to medical professionals refusing to perform abortions or treat transgender individuals and is considered to be “a major civil rights rollback” by many. If you are bothered by this please write HHS and Trump. Read more at the Washington Post.

HHS Acting Secretary Eric Hargan
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

- If you were horrified and outraged by the allegations and stories of how USA Gymnastics Dr. Larry Nassar abused vulnerable young gymnasts, please let USA Gymnastics know. This doctor was in their employ. They bear responsibility. According to Olympian Ali Raisman, “treatments with [Nassar] were mandatory.” We must protect girls and women in our society. The abuse affected many, many young girls over a period of 30 years! This is beyond comprehension. Write USAG CEO and let her know your thoughts.

Read the full Raisman statement here and notice that she demands USA Gymnastics take responsibility.

You can read up on the issue here:
NPR article
NYTimes article

Kerry Perry, President/CEO
USA Gymnastics
130 E. Washington St., Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204

- Representing PA’s 13th District, Rep. Brendan Boyle has introduced HR4742, the STABLE GENIUS Act, which would require presidential candidates (beginning in 2020) to undergo a complete physical by the Dept. of the Navy. According to Boyle, "Before voting for the highest office in the land, Americans have a right to know whether an individual has the physical and mental fitness to serve as President.” Read more here.

Full text for HR4742

If you support this, please thank Rep. Boyle and urge your representative to support the measure.

Rep. Brendan Boyle
1133 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

- Georgia’s own Rep from district 10, Jody Hice, has introduced HR 586, Sanctity of Human Life Act, which states “that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization.” Many other GA Reps are co-sponsors and you can read that list here. If Hice or one of his co-sponsors (Allen/GA 12, Carter/GA1, Collins/GA9, Ferguson/GA3, Graves/GA14, Loudermilk/GA11, Scott/GA8, or Woodall/GA7), is your Rep, please let them know your thoughts on this. The ramifications of this could help law makers change abortion laws.

Full text for HR586 here

Current writing campaigns can be found here.

Past Public Comments

- Did you know the NRA has tax-exempt status? If you would like to protest this, here is a link to a PDF download you can print out and send to the IRS.

Check "organization is involved in excessive lobbying campaigns" and "organization is involved in a political campaign" on the IRS form. Once completed, the form can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to the IRS. Here is the info you will need to fill out the form:

National Rifle Association
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
EIN 53-0116130

- The Supreme Court will soon hear Janus v. AFSCME Council 31. This case argues to prevent workers from organizing. If you want to see worker’s rights to organize maintained, consider signing this petition.

- Do you think it's time to impeach Trump? Join millions of Americans who have signed a petition started by billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer to impeach Trump. The campaign also urges you to contact your representatives in Congress and demand impeachment. Sign Need to Impeach here.

- Love a nice hot treat from Starbucks now and again? Or one of those cool, sweet treats from Starbucks? Did you realize the interior of the paper cups are coated with plastic that prevents recycling? We have too much plastic in our environment and oceans as it is. If you would like to ask Starbucks to start using a recyclable paper cup, please sign this petition.

- Have you heard this one yet? “The Trump Department of Labor, backed by the National Restaurant Association, is moving quickly to push a new rule that will make tips the property of restaurant owners rather than workers.” (From One Fair Wage)

Click here to comment. Comments are open until January 4, 2018.

- Check out Write for Rights, sponsored by Amnesty International UK.
This campaign urges “you to write messages of support to people around the world who have suffered injustice, and show you how to support their campaigns for justice.” There are several ways to get involved - write an appeal letter, hold an event, write a message of solidarity, and online measures. Check it out.

Current public comments can be found here.

Past U.S. Postcard Campaigns

- No way! Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for removing presidential term limits. “‘He’s now president for life, president for life. And he’s great,’ Trump said, according to audio of excerpts of Trump’s remarks at a closed-door fundraiser in Florida aired by CNN. ‘And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot someday,’ Trump said to cheers and applause from supporters.” Let Trump know we will not stand for removing term limits so he can serve longer. Simple postcards like “Citizens support term limits!” or “The 22nd amendment will stand” or “We don’t want you for a second term, let alone a third”. (From Reuters)

- Please consider sending a letter or postcard of support to the brave students of Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The postcard or letter can be as simple or complex as you desire. Their bravery in speaking out against gun violence is truly historic and inspiring. This is suggested as a postcard campaign so messages are readily readable. Teachers won’t have to sort or read to make sure they are letters of support. Sadly, there are reports of death threats to some of the outspoken student survivors.

Stoneman Douglas High School
5901 Pine Island Road
Parkland, Fla. 33076

Diane Wolk-Rogers
Stoneman Douglas High School
5901 Pine Island Road
Parkland, Fla. 33076

- Tell Utah lawmaker Curt Webb, who is “uncomfortable” around breastfeeding mothers and thinks “it’s just really in your face”, that breastfeeding sustains the species! It is natural and it is how we feed our babies. Thankfully, Utah HB196 passed to make it “crystal clear that breast-feeding is legal in public places”. We can thank Rep. Justin Fawson, who rightly states, “I don’t feel that we should ever relegate a woman to a restroom to breast-feed her child”. Read more here and here.

Thanks to Justin Fawson
1205 E 2325 N
North Ogden, UT 84414

Get with it Curt Webb
500 Hillsborough Dr.
Providence, UT, 84332

- Tell the NRA (National Rifle Association) your thoughts on their action of buying politicians. Let them know you think they should support common sense gun laws/assault rifle bans, or whatever else you feel compelled to tell them.

Phone 1-800-672-3888

National Rifle Association of America
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

- Tell Trump and Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defense, NO military parade. This is a colossal waste of resources and many suggest it will damage DC roads. Let’s use any funds for a military parade (that reeks of parades in totalitarian nations!) for veterans healthcare and to prevent so many veterans from being homeless. We do not need to glorify our President and the military this way. The real way to show thanks to our military is through better healthcare and benefits. Read more at The Hill and Newsweek.

James N. Mattis
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1000

- Tell Trump that no one is required to applaud for him! This is a democracy and our “leader” cannot tell legislators to applaud him or his ideas.

“During his State of the Union speech, Democrats sat on their hands. It happens in every State of the Union speech for the party out of power. Republicans spent plenty of time on their hands during the Obama era. But Trump said the Dems behavior was un-American and maybe even treasonous.” (From News and Guts)

As states on twitter:

"Treason: The offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign. Not found: Refusal to applaud."

- “Moments before delivering the State of the Union address, President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to keep open one of the government's most criticized facilities: The military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.” If you support Obama’s decision to close the prison due to criticism about human rights abuses, send Trump a postcard telling him. (From USA Today)

- “Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar called for the deportation of any undocumented immigrants attending the State of the Union address on Tuesday, a move that put him at odds with fellow Republicans including House Speaker Paul Ryan.” Arresting DREAMERS at the state of the union address is ridiculous. Though the future is not certain, those that are under DACA are allowed to be here legally at this time. Some Democrats invited DACA recipients and DREAMERS as their guests. Read more at USA Today. Tell Rep. Gosar your thoughts:

Rep. Paul Gosar
2057 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

- The Department of Homeland Security/“The Trump administration is waiving more than 30 environmental rules to accelerate the construction of President Trump's proposed border wall in New Mexico, forcing environmental groups to consider another round of lawsuits.” In fact, “the waiver included rules and requirements under several top federal environmental rules, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Clean Air Act, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Noise Control Act.”

If you think this is a national travesty and that we should protect environmental and cultural resources before building a wall that the majority of the US population does not want, please tell Trump, Congress, and the Department of Homeland Security. Read more at the Washington Examiner.

Kirstjen M. Nielsen
Secretary of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528

- “This year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the Albuquerque Journal ran a repulsive advertisement from Los Ranchos Gun Shop that invoked the name and image of Dr. King in order to sell firearms and ammunition.” If this is appalling to you, write the Albuquerque Journal and voice your opinion. The article lists two ways to protest: write on Facebook page of the gun shop and write a letter to the editor at the Journal. (From One Pulse for America)

Karen Moses / Editor-in-Chief
The Albuquerque Journal
7777 Jefferson Street NE
Albuquerque, N.M., 87109

Current postcard campaigns can be found here.

Past Positive Notes

- Please thank Dick’s Sporting Goods for acknowledging “thoughts and prayers are not enough” and no longer selling assault rifles, or guns to persons under 21, or high capacity magazines. Read more here.

Dick’s Sporting Goods
345 Court St
Coraopolis, PA 15108

- Thank Coral Gables, FL mayor Raúl Valdés Fauli , who is defying FL law and risking his job to attempt a ban on assault rifles locally. (From the Miami Herald)

City of Coral Gables
Office of the Mayor
405 Biltmore Way, Second Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134

- Amnesty International called out President Trump’s behavior in its human rights report, declaring he is creating a “dangerous precedent” for other nations. In fact, “the group’s annual report on human rights lists Trump among autocratic leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and China’s Xi Jinping, and said they are ‘callously undermining the rights of millions’”.

To have the US and its president listed alongside these human rights abusers is contrary to our desired role of human rights defenders. Thank Amnesty International for speaking the truth and attempting to hold Trump to a higher standard. (From The Huffington Post)

Amnesty International USA Headquarters
5 Penn Plaza, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001

- Macy’s is “launching a hijab-friendly collection in collaboration with an Islamic fashion brand.” This is a first.

“…we want to nurture and support minority- and women-owned businesses to build their capabilities and become the next generation of retail partners,” Shawn Outler, an executive vice president at Macy’s, said in a statement.

Tell Macy’s thanks for being inclusive.

7 West Seventh Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

151 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

- “Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has completed his pledge to donate $1 million to community organizations by giving the final $10,000 to Lithonia-based non-profit Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure.” Talk about putting your money where your mouth is! If you appreciate Kaepernick following through on his pledge and helping a Georgia-based organization, let him know with a thank you note. The $10,000 will be matched by the musician Usher. (Read more at the AJC)

A list of all donations and matching donations can be found here. You can also donate to the Colin Kaepernick fund at this site if you desire.

Colin Kaepernick
Select Sports Group, LLC
2700 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 1450
Houston, TX 77056-5785

- Georgia SB355 “which boasts bipartisan support, would prevent utilities from collecting finance fees for a project beyond its initial completion date. This would be a huge blow to Georgia Power whose Plant Vogtle project is five years past schedule and $22 billion over budget. This bill would shift the cost burden for the Plant Vogtle disaster back on Georgia Power. Ratepayers shouldn’t have to shoulder the cost of a project like Plant Vogtle, especially with no opening date in sight.” Please urge your Georgia State Senators to support this bill. Georgia Republican Senator Chuck Hufstetler introduced the bill. Read more at Better Georgia. If you want to say thanks he can be reached here:

Chuck Hufstelter
121-C State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334


3 Orchard Spring Dr.
Rome, GA 30165

- Congress passed, and Trump signed “ The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage, or RAISE Family Caregivers Act. The law calls for the secretary of health and human services to establish a national plan to ‘recognize and support family caregivers’ within 18 months.” If you think this is a good idea and will relieve some of the pressure on caregivers, send a note of thanks. (From Disability Scoop)

- Sadly, in these times it is not often that we are able to thank our Senators for doing the right thing. Let’s let Senator Johnny Isakson know we appreciate his condemnation of Trump’s “sh*&^hole” comments. Though there are a lot of “Ifs” and “buts” in Isakson’s statement, he is at least condemning it , “if” it happened. Conversely, our other Senator, David Perdue, did “not recall the president saying these comments specifically”, though he was in the meeting.

Isakson, who was not in the meeting, stated “I did not hear it, but if it’s true, he owes the people of Haiti and all mankind an apology. That is not the kind of statement the leader of the free world ought to make, and he ought to be ashamed of himself. If he did not make it, he needs to corroborate the fact and prove it and then move forward.” Click here to see how all Republican lawmakers responded to Trump’s vulgar comments.

- Congratulate Steph Koontz, the first transgender official elected in Georgia. She was recently sworn in as a City Council Seat for District 3 in Doraville, GA.
You can contact her here or email her directly at

- How about a congratulations card to Alabama Senator-Elect Doug Jones?

Doug Jones
PO Box 131025
Birmingham, AL 35213

Current positive notes can be found here.

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”

-Madeleine Albright

Past Local Writing Campaigns and Topics

- Current Georgia Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp posted the following on twitter on February 26, 2018: “I propose a sales tax holiday that corresponds with the Fourth of July and includes the purchase of firearms, ammunition, holsters, and safes >>" (From Twitter)

This is a sad, disrespectful tweet in the wake of what has been going on in this country. Our children are more important than guns! How out of touch is this guy? Please let him know your opinion of his statement and that there is a zero percent chance of you supporting him for Governor.

Brian Kemp
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

- Did you miss having the back-to-school sales tax holiday in 2017? If so, urge members of the GA legislature to bring it back on August 4 and 5, 2018. Read more here.

- Barrow County:
“The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a course on ‘Islam in America,’ but its description” is troubling: “This course is to learn the jihadist enemy.” (From The Atlantic)

The Sheriff’s Office must protect all citizens, not single out an entire religion as an “enemy”. The derogatory tone here is not acceptable. Please read the article and decide your thoughts. You can write the Barrow County Sheriff here:

Sheriff Jud Smith
233 E Broad St.
Winder, GA 30680

- If you have a student in the Gwinnett County Public Schools, there is a campaign to email the Board of Education to request that all schools should be put on a buzzer system. All the doors should be locked and visitors would be buzzed in through the main entrance. This is a first step to keeping our children safe. Email them here.

If you don’t think this is a viable option, please contact the school board with your suggestions for keeping our kids safe. Or even just ask your school or county board of education what safeguards are in place at your child’s school to keep kids safe.

Some other Atlanta area county school board email address info/links (others can be easily attained with a google search):


- The 2019 Super Bowl is headed to Atlanta. Ahead of this, the GA Senate has condemned the NFL. This passed with no debate. The measure “urged Georgians to stand during the national anthem and denounced the league’s decision to deny a veterans group advertising space in the official program for Sunday’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis.” If the part of this measure relating to standing or kneeling for the National Anthem bothers you, please let your GA state Senator know. Players are allowed to protest racial injustice and police brutality by using non-violent protest. Read more at the AJC.

For your Georgia state senator:
- Georgia House Bill 788 “would potentially allow a child to attend any public school in the state, regardless of residence, as long as they know someone who lives in the desired attendance zone.” Though there are pros to this idea, the cons would seem to outweigh them. The tendency to self-segregate based on race, religion, or other factors could come into play. In addition, funding could be skewed. If more children elect to attend a school they aren’t zoned for, it is likely hat overcrowding and short staffing would occur, thus compromising quality. There would also be little incentive to work on improving schools if transfers to “better” schools are allowed.

We urge you to research this issue for yourself and make your own call. Let your Georgia legislators know your thoughts. (From the AJC)

- The Georgia State Reptile, the gopher tortoise, “is at risk of crawling onto the federal endangered species list, partly because of vanishing habitat throughout the South”. The bill would help protect gopher tortoise habitat in south Georgia’s long leaf pine forest. Let your GA legislators know if you want to help protect habitat for our State Reptile. Read more at the Valdosta Times.

Full text of HB332 here.

Current local writing campaigns can be found here.

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”

-Frederick Douglass