Theodore's World: Historic! 700,000 'pink slips' to Congress – in 3 days!

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September 28, 2009

Historic! 700,000 'pink slips' to Congress – in 3 days!

Historic! 700,000 'pink slips' to Congress – in 3 days!

Goal of 5 million likely be exceeded, say organizers of grass-roots campaign



An innovative new campaign to alert Congress of widespread grass-roots opposition to massive new spending plans as well as other objectionable and intrusive legislation is already responsible – in the first 72 hours – for the distribution of 700,000 "pink slip" notices to members of the House and Senate.

WND announced the "Send Congress a Pink Slip" campaign Friday and it has already reached one-seventh of its stated goal of 5 million notices, individually addressed, personalized with senders name and address and delivered to all members of Congress by Fed Ex. Already, 700,000 of the "pink slips" are on their way to Washington.

"This looks like a historic effort – comparable to the massive march in Washington, the tea party rallies and the town hall actions," said Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND. "I'm quite sure nothing like this has ever before been undertaken."

The idea was conceived by Janet Porter of Faith2Action and a WND weekly columnist.

"We set a goal of 5 million pink slips to members of Congress," she said. "We might even surpass that goal."
Porter said the highest priority of members of Congress is re-election. The campaign is designed to put them on notice their hopes of staying in Washington are fading fast.
"There is a revolution brewing across this country," she said. "People are angry about losing their country and they are ready for action. This campaign is just the latest evidence."

The "Send Congress a Pink Slip" campaign ensures that a brief but poignant message will be delivered by Fed Ex to all 535 members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate – all for a remarkably low price based on economies of scale.

"We encourage citizens to take individual actions," said Farah. "But when we act as a group, it's more cost-effective and the results more dramatic. Just try Fed Exing members of Congress yourself and see what it costs. We have learned from past experience that Fed Ex actually ensures delivery to members. What they do with them at that point is their choice."

The program is based on several other successful programs of the past, including one last summer that delivered 705,000 letters to senators protesting a "hate crimes" bill dubbed by critics as "the Pedophile Protection Act."

"I believe this has the potential to be the most successful grass-roots effort in history," said Porter. "After all the town halls and tea parties and the massive demonstration in Washington, Congress still hasn't gotten the message. Now it's time to show them just how serious we are with a message aimed at what they most care about – getting re-elected."

The "pink slip" officials are getting is a warning that they work for the taxpayers. It lists four key issues that are deemed unacceptable to participants.

* government health care

* cap and trade

* "hate crimes"

* any more spending

"If you vote for any of these, your real pick slip will be issued in the next election," it warns.

The program permits participants to Fed Ex 535 individually addressed messages to members of Congress, each one with the name and address of the sender for a total price of $29.95.

"This is a program that only works with massive numbers of participants that bring paper and printing and shipping costs way down," explains Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, which has conducted similar programs in the past – this one being the largest and most ambitious.

Wild Thing's comment.......

I would love to see a photo of all of them walking around the Capitol with a pink slip in their hand. heh heh Well maybe we can let a few of the hook but not many.

I would send one to Obama heh heh NOW that would be the icing on the cake.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at September 28, 2009 05:49 AM


We sent ours, but we also added that should any of the bills pass, they will STILL lose their jobs because they didn't do enough to keep it from passing. It's appalling the way they've treated America for years and some are going to be very disappointed the next time they come up for election.

Posted by: Lynn at September 28, 2009 11:33 AM

I hope that there is a big turnove in Congress next year. Like in 94. And that includes Rinos. It may be that obama infuriates and scares so many Americans that there is massive turnout and a conservative backlash against this horrible Congress we have. It would be great to see Pelosi and "Fwank" a least lose their positions because the Dems are no longer the majority party.

Posted by: TomR at September 28, 2009 01:04 PM