I’m still sending postcards to my elected officials. I write them in cursive in the hopes that it’ll make the office interns have to work to read them. I did tell a certain office-holder that eliminating Net Neutrality would cut down the number of followers to his Twitter feed. But other than that, I’ve restrained myself rather well. Here are a few messages that have gone through my head, but not through the mail.
Dear Senator Johnson;
A secret society in the FBI? What’s next, a conspiracy theory about the moon landing? A committee to find Communists? One Red Scare was enough, thank you very much. We Wisconsinites are not proud that McCarthyism started with one of our own.
No Red Rose, just Daisy
Dear Congressman Gallagher;
Your letters are long, wordy, and low on substance. Many times your responses seem to carry the intention of educating your constituents. Unfortunately, your man-‘splaining essays do more to insult the intelligence of your well educated voters.
Daisy (with a Graduate Degree, I might add)
Dear Senator Baldwin;
Keep fighting the good fight. You have many supporters here in our fair state.
Daisy, campaign volunteer
Dear Speaker Ryan;
You’re good with numbers. However, you keep forgetting that each number on your spreadsheet represents a real person. A person with rent or a mortgage, a person with bills to pay, a person who pays taxes. A person, if she has the proper ID, who votes.
A voter paying attention,
Dear Mr. President;
Have you read the story “Kaddo’s Wall”? My students, unprompted, said that Kaddo reminded them of you. Oh, what am I thinking? You’re not a reader.
Teacher (and lifelong learner),
What we need now is for the Dems to get on message and stay on message. It isn’t enough to be “against” anything, I want to hear much more about a collective vision and plan!