Tue, Aug 09|
Write Your Reps with OFFKEY ART - letter, email, call workshop
Join me at the Cocktail Collective for an evening of letter-writing, emailing, and phone-calling our local representatives.
Time & Location
Aug 09, 2022, 6:00 PM – Aug 10, 2022, 8:00 PM
Cocktail Collective, 824 400 W B128, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
About the Event
Come on over for an evening of holding our representatives accountable! I'll have all the information and supplies (minus multiple computers) necessary to write letters, email, or draft phone call scripts to use when contacting your local, state, and federal representatives. That's right, Mike Lee and Brett Kavanaugh, you'll be hearing from us.
Here in Utah, we have plenty to feel strongly about. I will have outlines written as jumping-off points for you to get started crafting your own letters etc. Some of the issues I will work on providing resources about include climate change, oil tax, gun laws, gun safety laws, abortion and women's health access/rights, trigger laws, water conservation, air quality regulation, land conservation, etc. If there is an issue you're passionate about and I've left out, let me know. If there is an issue that you'd consider yourself a knowledgeable resource about, also let me know!
When it comes to letters, my favorite form of accountability, I have tons of stationery and envelopes, but can always use more. I also have stamps, both letters, and postcards. OFFKEY ART will fund the cost for sending anything via USPS.
Please let me know if you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas.
Obviously, there is so much to do and so much more to be done, but this is a good start.
For this get-together, feel free to bring snacks and drinks to share.
If you intend to email, bring your laptop!
In the meantime - RESOURCES! - Please let me know if you have some more to add to this list!
Netflix's "The G Word" - an interesting and understandable rundown of how the government works for adults! - https://www.netflix.com/title/81037116
Don't Just March, Run for Something by Amanda Litman - Learn how you can make a difference in politics by running for local or grassroots offices. -https://runforsomething.net/book/
Gunfight by Ryan Busse - A former firearms executive pulls back the curtain on America's multibillion-dollar gun industry, exposing how it fostered extremism and racism, radicalizing the nation and bringing cultural division to a boiling point. - https://bookshop.org/books/gunfight-my-battle-against-the-industry-that-radicalized-america/9781541768734
Patagonia's Tools for Grassroots Activists - Patagonia has captured Tools' best wisdom and advice into a book, creating a resource for any organization hoping to hone core skills like campaign and communication strategy, grassroots organizing, and lobbying as well as working with business, fundraising in uncertain times and using new technologies. - https://www.patagonia.com/product/tools-for-grassroots-activists-paperback-book/BK740.html
Secondhand by Adam Minter - What happens when you donate things? What happens when you donate trash? A book about stuff, textile pollution, and possibly what to do about it. - https://bookshop.org/books/secondhand-travels-in-the-new-global-garage-sale/9781635570113
To be continued...