Sending a letter to elected officials can be a powerful and personal way to ensure the public’s voice is represented in politics, but just how do you get in contact with your representatives? Using primary and secondary sources, this collection explores the power of letters, highlights social justice letters throughout history, and examines activist covers–envelopes–and postage stamps for a cause from the National Postal Museum’s collection. Using all of these objects as inspiration, users are encouraged to select a cause of personal concern to them, and send their own letters to elected officials.
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