Anyone who’s relied on the US Postal Service for their mail over the course of their life knows that there’s never been a time when we doubted we’d receive our mail or have a letter or package delivered to someone in a timely fashion. The Post Office is threatened now, but you can help make a difference with a small demonstration of support called Postcards For Democracy.
The brainchild of Devo frontman and television composer Mark Mothersbaugh and my friend singer/songwriter Beatie Wolfe, the aim of this campaign is to encourage as many people as possible to support USPS (at this critical time), our right to vote, and democracy as a whole via the power of art.
The demonstration asks you to buy USPS stamps, design a postcard, and then mail it to 8760 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
The postcards will become part of a collective art piece – presented in both a physical gallery and virtual space – art directed by Mothersbaugh and Wolfe.
If you’ve read this blog at all for the last 11 years you know that I try to stay out of politics and will continue to do so. That said, the Post Office is a vital part of not only our economy but our daily well-being as well. Any disruption in service hurts people waiting for crucial checks, medications, and communications with loved ones (not to mention the timely delivery of ballots). This is a way that you can help by just being creative.
Again, no one is asking you to donate, just take a little time to be creative on a postcard, buy a stamp, and send it off to do your part.
We’ve all taken the Post Office for granted all of our lives. It needs our help now and this is a quick, easy, and creative way to help it continue as we know it.