Aug 28, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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At the last minute we're changing up our meeting agenda for this month, because our own Kristen Walser had an excellent idea and we want to try it out.
One of the more powerful things individuals can do to involve themselves in the political process is to write handwritten letters to elected officials. Many of us overlook this kind of action for various reasons, among them that we can't quite see why it's powerful. But it is, and if you don't believe it, take a look at this excellent TED talk:
Omar Ahmad: Political change with pen and paper
In the spirit of that talk, we've decided to hold a letter-writing party in lieu of our normal meeting, this coming Tuesday August 28, starting at 6:30pm. The location will be Nick Bentley's house, because it's a nice house and we can make it a party, which means we will both write letters and try to have a little fun. We'll have a little discussion in the beginning where we discuss our options for letter writing and what we might say, perhaps watch the TED talk together, write some letters, and spend some time plain old socializing.