A few years ago, I started getting these postcards printed with my congressman’s name and address on the back so I could easily send one out every day. I intentionally made them look like invitations, a little fancy, so that they might catch my representative’s attention, even if only for a moment. I did this for years. Then covid hit and there were (silver lining) no school shootings and I stopped sending them.
Today I’m dusting them off and putting a stack on my desk so I can start sending them again because I cannot sit by and watch kids get murdered. It’s not okay with me. And writing is about the only skill I have that I can apply to the problem.
If you are likewise fed up with gun violence in our country, I encourage you to do the same. Find some (peaceful) way of expressing your frustration and grief and anger – send a post card, or an email, or make an appointment with your representative to tell them that things need to change.
They work for us. Let’s let them know that we need them to do better.