Looking for Postcards but don’t live near a pick up location TP2B offers? Here are some other ways to get postcards! (Choices added 5/6/22)
In Massachusetts: Look for opportunities on the MAssachusetts Grassroots Information Center (News-MAGIC) calendar here. These are packets with statewide pickup locations that include cards and addresses. Some hosts do not include stamps.
Activate America Pro-Choice Postcards to Voters: Support Senator Cortez Masto in Nevada Our first two Pro Choice postcard campaigns are in Nevada to support the re-election of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, and in California to support Congresswoman Katie Porter, both champions for reproductive rights and women’s health. Mail postcards as you complete them, ideally within 2 weeks; last date to mail postcards for Cortez Masto is June 6 and for Porter May 29.
Activate America Write friendly cards that urge voters to sign up to vote by mail, and direct them to a website where they can sign up. Voting by mail boosts voter turnout, because it tears down barriers to voting and gives voters more flexibility on when they vote. Voting by mail can prevent missing an election due to bad weather, sickness or unforeseen circumstances. When voters elect to vote-by-mail, it gives us an extended period to follow up and urge voters to return their ballot. We are currently writing these cards to Wisconsin. Continuous distribution, no hard deadline. Mail postcards as you complete them, within 2-3 weeks
Nationwide: Turn PA Blue offers postcards for voters in Pennsylvania. The voting laws have been changing often and it’s hard for voters to keep track. Now they have to apply for a mail/absentee ballot each year. There is sure to be other changes as Republicans restrict voting. They provide postcards and addresses. You provide the stamps and the volunteer touch! Sign up for the postcard store here.
Nationwide: Vote Forward volunteers send heartfelt handwritten letters to unregistered and low-propensity voters encouraging them to participate in our democracy. The letters have been shown to significantly boost voter turnout. You will need a printer, #10 envelopes, and first class stamps ($0.58) for this project.
Buy your own supplies:
POSTCARDS: If you are getting your addresses on line, you will need to buy your own supplies. We recommend choosing cards that have the entire back as a blank space to write on. Please support Postcards to Voters by purchasing their high quality postcards here. 50% of the proceeds go to support Postcards to Voters. (Getting addresses lists and distributing them to writers costs money). Or support Artist-Entrepreneurs at Etsy here. Get cards quick from Amazon here.
STAMPS: Don’t want to stand in line at the Post Office? You can buy postcards stamps ($0.40 each) online here and they will be delivered to your home. Cost is increasing to 44 cents July 1st, consider ordering in advance! (They are forever postcard stamps)