Voter Suppression Antidote: "Grab 'em by the Postcard" Online Campaign Launches
Powerful, "final stretch" e-postcarding campaign inspires souls and ignites consciences.
By: Grab 'em by the Postcard
Miesha Tate Ander, a black brand designer with a career spanning 20 years out of New York City, is the creator behind Grab 'em by the Postcard. Ander, originally from Selma, AL, was initially inspired by her mom's activism and postcard writing. She explains, "My original intention was to design one postcard, print a small batch, and distribute to my immediate network, but my conscience kept nudging me differently."
This project was extremely important for Ander, who believes that beyond red or blue are the colors of resilience, courage, empathy— of humanity. She wanted to create something that would empower and uplift marginalized groups, cautiously undecided voters, and those affected most by voter suppression. "It's for anyone who may feel broken right about now," she said. "There are forces out there hoping you stay home from too many obstacles or not enough to believe in. I want you to get one of these postcards and instantly embrace the notion that all you need to feel strongest about, is you." Ander continues, "Your worth, the greatness within you and the audacity to claim that… the beauty in the courage and boldness it takes to go against the grain... that sort of thing." She continues, "I want people to feel a sense of 'badassary' and be on the verge of a feel-good ugly cry all the way to the polls if they receive one of these e-postcards."
In addition to the ability to send empowering e-postcards to your network for free, Grab 'em by the Postcard also connects site visitors to voter resources and makes it easy to send e-postcards to your U.S. State Senators as well. Visit GrabByThePostcard.com (http://www.grabbythepostcard.com/
Miesha Tate Ander