Wisconsinites Hold Cupcake Picnic, Deliver Thousands of Glittery Postcards to Rep. Paul Ryan’s House After Weeks of Americans Being Unable to Reach His Offices
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
WED 11AM: Wisconsinites Hold Cupcake Picnic, Deliver Thousands of Glittery Postcards to Rep. Paul Ryan’s House After Weeks of Americans Being Unable to Reach His Offices
UltraViolet’s Postcard Delivery Part of Massive Nationwide #ResistanceRecess Mobilization
JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN — On Wednesday, February 22nd, Wisconsin residents joined by members of UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization, will deliver a truck full of glittery postcards to the Janesville home of Rep. Paul Ryan.
Many of Ryan’s constituents say they were unable to reach the Speaker of the House’s congressional office call line to submit comments about a variety of their concerns, including Congress’ failure to hold the Trump Administration accountable and the Republicans’ plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 22nd. 11:00 am CT
WHERE: Organizers will meet at Parker Park located at 805 E. Court St. Janesville, WI 53545 in Rep. Ryan’s neighborhood for a small picnic and cupcake swap before walking together to deliver the petitions to Ryan’s home.
“Whether House Speaker Paul Ryan has intentionally cut off his phone line from the public or has failed to accommodate a high volume of calls, it is unacceptable to shut off the American people from having their voices heard,” explained Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet. “Millions of Americans are scared and stand to lose so much—whether it’s families living in fear of deportation, parents worried about providing their children affordable health insurance, or women uncertain if their access to safe, legal abortion services will be in jeopardy. That’s why, we’re leaving messages for Paul Ryan the old-fashioned way, with thousands of glittery postcards delivered right to his front lawn. Speaker Ryan’s office may not be taking our calls, but our voices will be heard.”
In addition to the action at Rep. Ryan’s house, UltraViolet Action members will be out in force at Congressional town hall events across the country as part of the #ResistanceRecess.
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