HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Arizona (Group) » Let me know if you get a ...

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 01:43 PM

Let me know if you get a postcard from me -

Long shot, I know, but on Sunday I'm mailing 200 handwritten postcards to AZ residents tagged as likely to vote for Democratic candidates, as part of https://postcardstoswingstates.com/mailing-dates

I'm curious to see when they arrive.

If you get a postcard postmarked from Akron (likely) or Cleveland (the nearest sorting facility), let me know!

10 replies, 710 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply Let me know if you get a postcard from me - (Original post)
Ms. Toad Oct 2020 OP
marybourg Oct 2020 #1
Ms. Toad Oct 2020 #2
marybourg Oct 2020 #3
Kali Oct 2020 #4
Ms. Toad Oct 2020 #5
Kali Oct 2020 #6
Ms. Toad Oct 2020 #7
Kali Oct 2020 #8
Ms. Toad Oct 2020 #9
Kali Oct 2020 #10

Response to Ms. Toad (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 03:11 PM

1. Will do. Nice cards! I write for "Postcards to Voters"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 03:27 PM

2. I'm aproved for those -

but signed up for both and got the stack of 200 before I got much done for postcards to voters.

I'm not a door knocker or phone caller. (That's my nature, and the Kerry race burned out my willingness to extend myself in that arena again. I spent a lot of time and energy - and intentionally hid my sexual orientation, since Republicans were using my marriage to drive people to the polls to vote for the marriage discrimination amendment and I knew there were potential Kerry voters who were going to vote for the marriage discriminatio amendment. I decided Kerry & potential supreme court positions were more important. Then Kerry conceded long before the votes I drummed up for him were even counted. )

So, since postcards seem to be effective - and aren't as emotionally stressful for me - I decided I could at least do postcards.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 04:32 PM

3. I introduced my daughter to "Postcards to Voters".

And she said “Thanks, Mom. This is the perfect electoral activity for introverts!” It is.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ms. Toad (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 06:32 PM

4. those are nice, I hope I get one!

I'm on the permanent early vote list so may not be in your target group, but they are pretty cards.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kali (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 06:34 PM

5. I don't have a lot of information about how the names were selected.

When I did GOTV efforts a few years ago, they targeted people who didn't necessarily vote in every single election, but when they voted in the primaries they voted democratic. I suspect it's similar.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ms. Toad (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:44 PM

6. I didn't get a post card but I did get an interesting first class letter

no return address but postmarked from Colorado. to my street address not POBox (very rural and all mail is to PO, other deliveries use street address so wondering how I got on this particular list) it was a fairly generic print out encouraging me to vote Dem, including Mark Kelly. The odd thing was a line of what looks like Indonesian writing at the top and the beginning of the note that says "As a fellow South Asian..." and it seems to be from an individual volunteer with no formal group identified.

my first name is Kali, but my last name is very much German and I have no Asian background other than teenage years travel. So it would seem my first name got me noticed by this group. Interesting.

there is a disclaimer at the bottom that says "This flyer was printed and distributed by a grassroot volunteer and was not authorized by any campaign."

I just noticed the image of a hand dropping a ballot into a box has a mehndi (I think) design on it. cool!




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kali (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:51 PM

7. Interesting -

I had a fun time with the names & trying to figure out ethnicities and ages.

The reason I was even thinking about it is (1) younger people would not necessarily be able to read cursive and (2) my ESL students have far more trouble reading cursive, or even hand-printed, content that shows up sometimes on bar exams.

I printed most of my cards, but when I needed a break I looked for an older/traditionally spelled name to write an occsional cursive note.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 12:55 PM

8. cursive is so much easier to write

but I can't even read my own, much less most others.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kali (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 01:02 PM

9. I can read mine - as long as it wasn't my reporter's notes.

I worked as a politial beat reporter for the local paper when my daughter was an infant. Mostly I covered the local meetings. I had to write my story as soon as I got home, or I couldn't read the notes I had taken.

Otherwise I can read it . . . except my signature.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 01:11 PM

10. I am horrible at taking notes

add not being able to read them and might as well forget it. thank goodness for small cheap recording devices!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread