Postcard parties are a great way to engage volunteers and build community.
This week, Swing Left Greater Boston salutes Indivisible-RISE in Newburyport, where a group of dedicated volunteers hosts the Boston area’s longest-running weekly postcard-writing event. Studies show that highly personal appeals, such as handwritten postcards, can have an impact on turnout. With just a few weeks to go before several important special elections, now’s the time to host a postcard party.
It’s true! A postcard party can be effective and hassle-free.
What does it take to be a postcard-writing leader, making an impact on voter turnout and political change?
Boyd Hancock and Robin Lawson with I-RISE Newburyport are making it easy for volunteers to generate between 250 and 500 handwritten postcards a week from the comfort of Commune Café in Newburyport. Both women agree that you need a commitment to meet regularly; access to a public venue with tables (church, coffee shop, community center, etc.); a core group of like-minded organizers; and a welcoming spirit.
Invite your friends and meet new activists by hosting a postcard party at your home or other venue. Get started the easy way with Swing Left Greater Boston’s postcard party to end gerrymandering in Wisconsin.
- Attend a postcard or letter-writing party
- Let us know if you would like to host a party. We’ll send you a hassle-free checklist!
Find more events on our event calendar.