WASHINGTON – Did you ever want to send an urgent message to every member of Congress, ensuring delivery to their offices on Capitol Hill and letting them know they are being watched?
Is that time now?
If so, a bold new program might be just what you are looking for.
It’s called “Send Congress a Pink Slip.” And it ensures that a brief but poignant message will be delivered by Federal Express to all 535 members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
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.”
This time, organizers, including WND columnist Janet Porter, president of the Faith2Action organization, have their sights set on 5 million or more letters to all members of Congress.
“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 will get 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 pink 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 Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, which has conducted similar programs in the past – this one being the largest and most ambitious.