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Posted 11/04/2018   10:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Yes, they are being political. I am not.

Postcards to Voters organizes tabletop activists to send postcards to voters in support of one of the major political parties in the USA.

Their premise is that the personal touch will move the voting needle their way.

This is not such a new idea. Back in the early 1980s, I wrote a Letter to an Editor of some newspaper somewhere after reading a piece about a doctor at jeopardy for performing an abortion (or many abortions) (don't remember).

Someone who read my letter sent me a hand-written letter, accompanied by color photographs of aborted fetuses, including one memorable image of multiple fetuses in a garbage pail.

You think you like the personal touch? As always, be careful what you wish for.

You think you want postcards back in the mainstream of American Life? Ditto.

https://postcardstovoters.org ... Postcards to Voters

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/...ections.html ... Writing Postcards Brings Voters Back From the Edge: 'It's Sharpie Therapy'

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 11/06/2018   12:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txphl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are going to show up in 50 years like the Dear Doctor postcards I recently became acquainted with.
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Posted 11/06/2018   1:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, but do you think that they will generate the same interest?
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I think for a student of history, sociology, etc... they might. I still find the Dear Doctor ones fascinating and interesting. Maybe not the ones mentioned in the article 'cuz - too soon. I guess my granddaughter will find out in 50 years - but I won't.
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Posted 11/06/2018   5:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One of my key collecting interests is postal cards with pre-printed commercial messages.

Extra points if GPU (Genuinely Postally Used; extra points if message/reply ('doubles').

For me, the Dear Doctor Pentothal cards are a Last Great Hurrah for that niche, even if they are postcards, not postal cards.

The fact that they come with a great variety of stamps - or, if you prefer the other side, a great variety of images - is a bonus.

As to these Dear Voter cards, let's wait'n'see.

One collecting problem will be that the messaging & markings are not standardized, so how will they be distinguished from any other campaign season postcards? The hand-written message?

Cheers,

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