3.06.2010

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The War Resisters Support Campaign has distributed our entire first printing of 5,000 postcards. Hopefully we'll receive a large percentage of those back, signed. Now we have a fresh batch of 5,000 typo-free postcards ready to make their way around Canada.

Can you take 30 cards, get them signed, and return them to us by March 31? 25 cards? 10 cards? Every single card counts.

Many US war resisters in Canada are at risk for deportation back to the States, where they'll face court martial and prison time. Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney would rather kiss up to the US military than allow Canada to be a haven for people of conscience. This is a pretty easy way to get involved.

Check out our postcard campaign, and if you want cards, email me: movetocanada at gmail.

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6 comments:

Dharma Seeker said...

When I hand them out I explain that I would like to take them back to deliver to the campaign so that they can be delivered to the PMO all at once. In spite of that almost half of people, usually ones I've not met before, said they'd like to take it home and read it, and then send it in on their own. It's kind of a pickle because I don't want anyone to feel like they're not given an opportunity to read what they're signing and I definitely don't want to ask for the card back if they're not willing to fill it out on the spot.

L-girl said...

Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it!

The only issue with someone taking them home to read and maybe sign is whether or not they'll bother sending them back. Since the postcards aren't addressed to Ottawa, but to the Campaign, they require postage. Will the person bother to stick on a stamp and send it in? Maybe, maybe not.

But you're obviously doing exactly the right thing. You don't want to take the card back unsigned, and you can't very well say, no, you must sign it now!

So, we'll see! If we really wanted to perform a marketing experiment, we could code the cards and track which ones come back. Because of course we all have so much time on our hands...

Dharma Seeker said...

All but 1 of the cards not signed on the spot were distributed at political meetings. My hope is that if they're motivated enough to show up to a meeting they will be motivated enough to send the card in. I hope. I know there are no guarantees.

The downside is that because meetings were being held I usually did it before the meeting commenced or during a lag so there wasn't really any time to tell people about the campaign if they weren't familiar with it. The postcard is straightforward though, and has the link to the website.

L-girl said...

All but 1 of the cards not signed on the spot were distributed at political meetings. My hope is that if they're motivated enough to show up to a meeting they will be motivated enough to send the card in.

I think that's exactly right. Chances are very good that they'll put a stamp on the postcard and send it in.

Yay! Thanks so much.

MSEH said...

I'm on your list to receive some cards, right? Thanks!

L-girl said...

I'm on your list to receive some cards, right? Thanks!

They've gone out. :)