Goal of 5 million likely be exceeded, say organizers WASHINGTON â€“ An innovative new campaign to alert Congress of widespread grass-roots opposition to massive new spending plans as well as other objectionable and intrusive legislation is already responsible â€“ in the first 72 hours â€“ for the distribution of 700,000 "pink slip" notices to members of the House and Senate.
WND announced the "Send Congress a Pink Slip" campaign Friday and it has already reached one-seventh of its stated goal of 5 million notices, individually addressed, personalized with senders name and address and delivered to all members of Congress by Fed Ex. Already, 700,000 of the "pink slips" are on their way to Washington.
"This looks like a historic effort â€“ comparable to the massive march in Washington, the tea party rallies and the town hall actions," said Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND. "I'm quite sure nothing like this has ever before been undertaken."
The idea was conceived by Janet Porter of Faith2Action and a WND weekly columnist.
"We set a goal of 5 million pink slips to members of Congress," she said. "We might even surpass that goal."
Porter said the highest priority of members of Congress is re-election. The campaign is designed to put them on notice their hopes of staying in Washington are fading fast.
"There is a revolution brewing across this country," she said. "People are angry about losing their country and they are ready for action. This campaign is just the latest evidence."
The "Send Congress a Pink Slip" campaign ensures that a brief but poignant message will be delivered by Fed Ex to all 535 members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate â€“ all for a remarkably low price based on economies of scale.
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