2017 has been a year of resistance. With Donald Trump as president, it's time to stand up and speak out. The past months have been filled with going to protests, calling our representatives, and writing letters to the government official — but it's vital that we keep up the fight to make our voices heard.
Writing postcards to your representatives is a great way to get in touch with the people make decisions on our behalf. The best thing about postcards is that they have two sides, which means double the opportunity to make a statement. If you're designing your own postcard (by using an index card or other blank cardstock), you can use one side to write out your issues, and another to sum it up with a design or a quote―something that will catch the eye of anyone who comes across it.
So, as you're gearing up to write your reps and resist, here are some great quotes from books that would go perfectly on political postcards as you stand up and fight back.
1“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
2“Your silence will not protect you.”
― Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider
3“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.”
― Elie Wiesel, Night
4"I, too, am America."
― Langston Hughes, "I, Too"
5“People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
6“Being oppressed means the absence of choices.”
― bell hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center
7“Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought. To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool. To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen. To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies. To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.”
― Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents
8“We must choose between what is easy and what is right."
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire