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Take Action without Leaving Home

Desk with postcards and pens
Image courtesy of Third Act Oregon

By Trisha Tull, TAF Coordinating Committee Member

Have you ever participated in a postcard writing drive? It’s an easy way to help get out the vote. First, go here to read about it and sign up. It will take you to a page where you choose which campaign you’d like to write for and how many postcards you wish to write. Second, buy or make a stack of blank postcards: here are ideas for printing out Third Act postcards, or simply go to your local post office and buy blank ones there. Optional third step: Host a live or virtual postcard writing party. Or for the true introverts, skip step three and go to step four: Watch for the email with addresses to write to, then hand write and mail your cards. You can also post a pic on social media to spread the idea. It’s easy and fun, and you can use your favorite pen.

Along with promoting democratic political processes, Democratizing Energy is central to Third Act’s work. This means promoting renewable energy in our power grid and helping prepare buildings and transportation for the renewable energy, zero carbon future through the Inflation Reduction Act. Third Act is now promoting a Letter to the Editor campaign to publicize the need for your state’s public utility commission (the utility regulatory committees in each state, sometimes called by other names) to transition all the state’s utilities to renewable energy. You write the letters based on tips on the website and with help from Bill McKibben’s LTE tutorial, and your letter will be sent to several local papers. This requires more depth of research and creativity, but it can be very effective.

And the best thing about both of these actions is being a faith-based activist even without leaving home!

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