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Jan 26, 2017

Post-Women’s March Call to Action: Postcard Writing In Astoria

Last week’s Women’s March motivated many people, young and old, male and female, to stay more involved in politics and continue to share their voice on issues important to them. (…)

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Last week’s Women’s March motivated many people, young and old, male and female, to stay more involved in politics and continue to share their voice on issues important to them. Nationwide, the 10 Actions/100 Days Initiative is giving people concrete tasks as suggestions for how to express what’s important to you in the coming months.

The first action suggested by the initiative consists of sending postcards to your Senators expressing what issues are most important to you. That can be anything! Environmental issues, education, health care, women’s rights, job creation, you name it.

An Astoria-based Meetup group has formed for folks in the neighborhood who want to stay informed and involved with the 10 Actions / 100 Days Initiative. Their first event is a postcard-writing opportunity tonight (Thursday 1/26) at The Bonnie, starting at about 7:30pm and going until around 11:00pm. The organizers will provide postcards, postage, and writing materials: all you need to do is arrive and get writing! The official Facebook event can be found here. If you’d like to stay up to date with what the group is doing, you can join their Facebook group here.

We will also be providing opportunities for Astorians to fill out postcards this weekend, for our neighbors who can’t make it to The Bonnie tonight. Starting at about 12pm on Saturday, we’ll have postcards available at Lockwood for people to fill out in person or take home to work on. Sunday, starting at about 11am, I’ll be parked at Astoria Coffee with a stack of postcards for anyone who wants to add a little postcard writing to their caffeine routine. (Please note that Astoria Coffee is not affiliated with any political party or specific cause, they just happen to be an excellent meeting place that serves awesome hot drinks and addictive pastries!)

If more events pop up, we’ll keep you posted!

 

 

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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