Perhaps it is President Donald Trump who should have heeded the warning, “Beware the Ides of March” from William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” The anti-Trump group The Ides of Trump launched a mail protest on Wednesday to let the Donald know how they feel about his presidential decisions so far. Protesters got together and made postcards depicting various issues that he’s addressed, and the results are quite magnificent.
— The Ides of Trump (@TheIdesOfTrump) March 15, 2017
The group posted this message on Facebook as a call to action:
“On March 15th, each of us will mail the White House a postcard that publicly expresses our vocal opposition to the new president. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm Washington with the President’s unpopularity and our negative opinions of his agenda.”
The White House was flooded by postcards covering a wide variety of issues, including women’s rights, environmental conservation, racism, and nuclear weapons. The protesters used their wit and creativity to tackle some of the most troubling problems this country faces today. Some were more to-the-point than others, but the opportunity for humor was not missed.
— Rachel (@TheChicaReport) March 15, 2017
Even a few Republicans joined in:
— Chrissy Ott (@trentonkat) March 6, 2017
Organizer Zack Kushner explained the inspiration for the format of the protest:
“What about the elderly and disabled people who really want their voice to be heard? Wouldn’t it be great if there were some tangible way to be heard with the same creativity and snarkiness and passion as the signs and the outfits at the march?”
So how many postcards were sent? Group organizers explained in a lengthy post that while they had no conclusive numbers, there is reason to believe that it could be around one million (many participants sent multiple postcards, some as many as 1,000). That’s got to hurt his ego at least a little bit.
— John Moffitt (@JohnRMoffitt) March 15, 2017
If you missed this mail-in protest, fear not! The Ides of Trump is planning “Round Two: The Taxing of Ryan,” the details of which will be posted on their Facebook page. In the meantime, it may be wise to start brainstorming about what you’d like to say to House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Featured Image by Eric LoVecchio via Twitter.