More About Postcards to Virginia
Virginia is shaping up to be the bellwether of all the swing states. Obama was the first Democrat to win Virginia since LBJ. Virginia is a must-win for Romney, frequented by Obama and his team, has an important Senate seat up for grabs, polls show that the Presidential race is dead even and, just as important, has a terrific Virginia organization that is solely focused on Get-Out-The-Vote and is prepared to receive volunteers.
Step 1 - SIGN UP
If you haven't already, use the Sign-Up form below to register to participate in our postcard program. You’ll receive an email from JulieLSimon@gmail.com asking how many names/addresses you’d like. Once you respond, it takes approximately 24 hours to send you an excel spreadsheet with the names and addresses of the targeted, undecided Virginia voters. She will also send you 4 sample postcards.
If you are already signed up, please write us an email at Christina@ElectionDayTeaParty.com to let us know you want to do postcards. Be sure to include your full name, email address, ZIP code, and the best way to contact you by phone.
Step 2 - BUY POSTCARDS
Purchase pre-paid postcards from the US Post Office. They are .35 each. If you’re buying in large quantities, you might want to call the Post Office in advance to make sure they have them in stock.
Step 3 - HAND-WRITE YOUR PERSONAL MESSAGE
We have written 4 highly personalized sample postcard messages focusing on 4 big ideas that most Americans will respond to:
- Leaving behind a better America for our children
- Putting Americans back to work
- Obamacare is bad
- America has to deal with our debt problem
IMPORTANT: Please don’t copy the exact words, but rather reflect your own names and families in the postcard. It will be much more meaningful that way. Sign it with your name and city and state.
Also, please DO NOT print labels or print the postcards. Everything MUST be handwritten. Do not put stickers or logos from the RNC or Romney campaign. This is a handwritten postcard from a concerned American to an undecided Virginia voter. Share your heart. The more personal you make the postcard, the better.
Some people are writing postcards individually, at home. Others are having 'postcard parties' where they gather together for an evening of conversation and writing.
Be sure to start with a number you know you can complete - you can always ask for more!
Step 4 - SEND
Time is of the essence, so be sure to get your hand-written postcards in the mail NO LATER than October 29. That way, you can be sure your message will arrive before Election Day.