The “Ides Of Trump” Will Have People Putting Their POTUS Protests In Writing

Ladies and gentlemen, get your postage ready.

The “Ides Of Trump” Will Have People Putting Their POTUS Protests In Writing
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March 15 is the day Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C. and has become known as the “Ides of March” (thanks in large part to one William Shakespeare).

Proving that the pen (along with a little wit and some stamps) is mightier than the dagger, the Ides of Trump intends to be the latest grassroots campaign to underscore the overwhelming displeasure with nation’s Chief Narcissist.

The idea—coined last month by Zack of Berkeley, who’s withheld his name to avoid reprisal from the Death Star’s D.C. headquarters—is for millions of people around the world to send postcards, letters, pink slips, and Hair Club for Men coupons to Donald Trump today, as a means of voicing said pique. Participants are then asked to punctuate the action with a snapshot of the correspondence on social media with #TheIdesOfTrump.

The goal is to flood the White House with a visual representation of that anger. Not threats, but addressing specific issues like DAPL, women’s rights, racial discrimination, religious freedom, immigration, economic security, education, climate change, conflicts of interest, alternative facts, and so forth.

Hank Aaron holds the record for fan mail, at 900,000 pieces in a year. The campaign’s website heralds: “We’re setting a new record: over a million pieces in a day.”

Send your mail to:
President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

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Susan Karlin is an award-winning journalist in Los Angeles, covering the nexus of science, technology, and arts, with a fondness for sci-fi and comics. She's a regular contributor to Fast Company, NPR, and IEEE Spectrum, and has written for Newsweek, Forbes, Wired, Scientific American, Discover, NY and London Times, and BBC Radio.

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