Indivisible Ventura’s postcard campaigns.

We are once again running a postcard campaigns to remind Democratic voters to vote, and to support Democratic Senate candidates in swing states.  We will be making a request to Indivisible Chicago for these cards and voter names in early June.  If you want to contribute to Democrats holding onto and expanding our majorities in the House and Senate, read on!

Important Notice: Please request batches of postcards in multiples of 25 (25, 50, 75, etc.) as we get the voter name/addresses on sheets with 25 names each.  We will provide you with the number of postcards you requested, the equivalent number of voter names/addresses, and if you need them, postcard stamps. Thank you!

Senate Swing States

We’re writing postcards to first-time Democratic voters in six states with key Senate races in 2022; Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.  We’ll be sending these voters three postcards each over the course of 2021, to make sure Democrats stay engaged and make voting a habit.  Rather than asking volunteers to commit to sending the same person three cards over this year, it would be based on when you sign up.  There were three time slots for the three waves, but the window has closed on the first wave.  Below are the time frames for writing the cards, and the mailing dates, for the second and third waves.  

  1. June 16 – September 15: Mailing Deadline October 7
  2. September 16 – December 15: Mailing Deadline January 7, 2022

You can participate in one or both of these campaigns.

The message on the postcards will be: 

Thank you for being a voter in 2020!  Democrats delivered relief checks and got vaccines out faster so that we can open schools and businesses.  Please vote in every election so we can build a stronger community!

The Senate swing states list will grow beyond the first six states above if there’s enough volunteer demand.  We’re specifically considering expanding to Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire and Ohio.  In 2022, we’ll likely expand postcard programs to many contested House races as well.

New Jersey & Virginia

Both New Jersey and Virginia have statewide elections coming up for governor.  The postcard campaign for the primary is over, but we will be sending cards to remind Democrats to vote in the general election. 

The message on these cards will be:

Thank you for being a voter!  The general election on Tuesday Nov 2 is important for our community.  Have you made a plan to vote?  Visit (state-specific website) for polling locations and hours.

How to join in!

We will be placing the order for the cards the 2nd week of June. If you are interested in participating in one or both of these campaigns, please let us know, before then. You can reach us at ivpostcards@gmail.com.  

We will need the following information;

  1.  If you want to volunteer for the Senate Swing States campaign, please say which of the two time period(s) you want.
  2. Please indicate if you are also interested in the New Jersey/Virginia campaign.
  3. How many cards you want.  Again, please ask for cards in multiples of 25
  4. Whether you need postcard stamps, and if so how many. 
  5. If you need the cards snail-mailed, please state your address. If you live locally and want to collect the cards, let us know, and our postcard director will leave them out on her front porch for collection.

Write to Joe Manchin’s constituents!

“Time is running Out. Schumer has scheduled a vote on S1 For the People Act for the end of June. We have only 10-14 days to write letters and postcards to West Virginia voters in time for them to call Sen. Manchin before he votes. 

We have made an amazing effort writing 36,000 letters and postcards. BUT CAN WE DO MORE? Please let me know right away if you can write more and we can increase the calls to Manchin’s office.

Thanks so much for what you are doing. Together we are really making a difference and having an impact in saving our democracy.

Volunteers – 

We are starting a short, intense postcard campaign to persuade West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to vote in favor of HR1/S1, the For the People Act.  This crucially important legislation will enact strong voter protection measures to counteract the voter suppression actions being taken around the country. 

In this campaign we will be writing to voters in West Virginia, asking them to call WV Sen. Joe Manchin and urge him to support this bill. 

Majority Leader Schumer has scheduled the vote on this measure for late in June so the timing is very short.   Postcards should be mailed ASAP, preferably by the 1st week of June.  For this reason, we are only sending this notice to volunteers who live in Ventura County.  I have ordered the cards and expect them to arrive tomorrow.  Many of you can collect from my porch, and we will do snail mail and delivery as needed, in order to get the cards out to you as quickly as we can.

There are 30 voter names/addresses to a page, so please request cards in multiples of 30, and let me know if you need stamps.  We are temporarily out of stamps but expect a new shipment very soon.

Please let me know ASAP if you want to write cards for HR1/S1!

Get involved at  ivpostcards@gmail.com