We live in an era of digitally-enabled activism. A single hashtag can capture the imaginations and passions of a million followers. There’s huge power in numbers. But affecting change requires something else: presence.
Postcard Impact dimensionalizes online collective action. We are a simple, digital tool for creating personalized postcards that are printed and delivered en masse to the real world. One batch may end up on a Senator’s desk. Another batch may appear as an art mural in a public space. A third batch may be distributed at a live event. The possibilities are limitless.
One postcard can make a huge impression. Especially when it is accompanied by a few thousand friends.
How can Congress do better?
What problems do you want Congress to focus on?
Hold your Senators and Representatives accountable by sending them a postcard with a picture of yourself showing what your care about. Then type a message telling them what you think they should do.
Speak Up for Wild Florida!
But every hour, we lose 20 acres of open land in Florida to development. The wild Florida we love is disappearing fast, and we have a responsibility to protect it for future generations.
State conservation programs like Florida Forever protect crucial habitats across the state for future generations, but they’ve been seriously underfunded.
In 2014, 3 in 4 Florida voters supported Constitutional Amendment 1 to dedicate a fund of $740 million solely for the “acquisition and restoration of conservation lands.” Voters expected that much of this would go to Florida Forever, our state’s signature land acquisition program that purchases crucial habitat across Florida. But our legislature misused this on maintenance spending, and Florida Forever received only $15.2 million- barely 2% of the total. The people and environment of Florida are being shortchanged- and all of us stand to lose out.
This March, Florida’s legislature convenes and will decide how to fund these conservation programs. If Florida’s citizens speak up for protecting wild Florida and what it means to our economy and way of life, legislators will have to listen. If we remind them of their duty to follow our state constitution and the will of voters, they will have to act.
I’m walking from my home in Gainesville to Tallahassee to let our legislature know that Wild Florida matters to us. Join me by speaking up for Wild Florida! Upload a photo of you or loved ones in Wild Florida, and tell the Florida legislature why protecting Wild Florida matters to you. When I arrive in Tallahassee, I will hand deliver your printed postcards to our legislators.
Send Paul Ryan a Postcard!
Your card will be printed and sent to Paul Ryan's home as well as be displayed on a digital mosaic to be seen and shared online here: http://postcard.com/impact/mosaic?movement=139
Tell Trump You Care About the Planet!
Our goal is to send 1 million letters from kids in every state. 97% of scientist recognize that man-made climate change is real and a threat to our continued prosperity. We can’t wait to act and we need to bring further attention to this crisis.
Support the Women's March 100 Actions!
Your postcard will be printed and sent to your Senator as well as appear on the Impact Mosaic on Postcard.com to be seen and shared.
Tell Majority Leader McConnell it’s Time for #JusticeReformNOW
The failed “War on Drugs” that began more than 40 years ago has resulted in a system that is unjustly biased. From arrest to release, people of color and low-income individuals are disproportionately over-represented throughout the criminal justice system. African Americans and Latinos make up 27% of the U.S. population but 70% of the federal prison population.
It is time to decide what kind of nation we want to be. Are we a nation committed to justice, fairness, and redemption or will we continue to incarcerate more people than any other country on earth?
Smart, responsible bipartisan reforms like the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act will make the system work more fairly and efficiently and ensure that our communities are safe places for our friends and families.
These are the kinds of reforms that Americans want. Recent polls commissioned by the ACLU and Pew Charitable Trusts show that the vast majority of Americans across party lines and demographics agree: We should reduce our prison population, reform mandatory minimum sentencing, and provide greater opportunity for rehabilitation and treatment.
Senators need to hear from you. Add your voice to this campaign and tell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell why you support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015.
Upload a photo and share a message on #JusticeReformNOW. Your postcard will be printed and delivered to Senator McConnell’s office.
This moment offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity that could save entire communities and transform millions of lives. We must not let it pass.
The assaults on mothers trying to nourish their children in public are a crime. To you… you the women who head the call to be mothers amongst the hate…. I say be you unapologetically! This movement is for you! For you who will not be shamed or ridicule for being what God blessed you to be, for you that will stand tall against the social media standards!
Please upload a photo of you and your child and write a message stating the importance of being able to feed your children whenever, and wherever you need to. Your image and photo will become part of an art piece, used to encourage other mothers to be their authentic selves. Thank you for being strong, being proud and unapologetically you!
Wings of Rescue #PostcardsforPets - Share Your Pet Adoption Stories to Save More Lives
Wings of Rescue is thrilled to team up with Postcard.com which will allow you to easily and quickly create an online postcard with your adoption story and pet’s favorite glamour shot. These postcards will then be printed and displayed at a special gallery showing in Los Angeles before being moved to the Wings of Rescue airplane hanger for permanent display. Please indicate which shelter or rescue you adopted from and we will send a copy of your postcard for them to display as well.
We are so excited to start reading all of your stories and view the fun images of your furry family members. Our main goal is to illustrate the importance of what Wings of Rescue does to fly thousands of animals to freedom on a weekly basis along side our volunteers and approximately 75 dedicated shelter partners. But secondly, we want to bring awareness to the plight of shelter pets everywhere and why they make the best companions. With your help, let’s show the world why shelter pets are the best so more people get out there and start adopting these amazing animals!
Take Action for Kentucky Clean Energy
Governor Bevin should support energy efficiency and renewables in the Commonwealth to grow our economy, lower electric bills, and protect our health.
“With a 66% recidivism rate, annual operating costs in the hundreds of millions, and hundreds of reports of staff brutality and violence each year, what Rikers fails to deliver in public safety it delivers in human carnage. Many of the people at Rikers need support — including addiction treatment, mental health services, employment training, safe and affordable housing and access to education. The vast majority have not been convicted of any crime. They are there because they are too poor to pay their bail." - JusticeLeadershipUSA.org
Do you think it's time to close Rikers? Add your voice to this campaign by sending Mayor de Blasio a postcard. Upload a photo and write a message sharing your thoughts about closing the jail. We will use your photo and message to create a actual postcard, delivered to Mayor de Blasio’s office.
End the Clean Energy Freeze
The clean energy standards Ohio adopted in 2008 reduced our dependence on coal, created jobs, and saved ratepayers over $1 billion. The state legislature froze our clean energy standards in 2014 for two years.
Upload your photo and tell Governor Kasich why you want him to protect our communities and support clean energy in Ohio-starting with an end to the freeze
Suffering the Silence
Here's how to get involved:
Write your diagnosis on your left arm, and take a photo of yourself covering your mouth as if “silenced” by your illness. Share a quote about living with tick-borne disease to break that silence. Then, upload your photo and quote to this website with the hashtags: #LymeConnection #TickedOff.
Your photo and quote will become a physical postcard, incorporated into an exhibit to raise awareness around Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease in Ridgefield, CT this May.
SEND A POSTCARD TO DONALD TRUMP
Upload a photo of yourself, or an image you want to share with him. Then type a message telling him what you think is important to move this country forward.
We will turn your image and message into a printed postcard. We will send your postcard, along with the other cards created, directly to Donald Trump's headquarters so he can see and read firsthand what thousands of concerned citizens stand for and believe in.
We can make a difference in this presidential campaign if we tell candidates like Donald Trump what WE THE PEOPLE want.
They just have to listen.
Say NO MORE
Add your voice to the movement to end domestic violence and sexual assault.
We invite you to upload an image and write a message explaining why you SAY NO MORE.
Your image and message will be displayed on www.postcardssaynomore.com and in NO MORE Week of Action postcard displays around the country (March 6-12)!