On the Moove…The Mailbox is Full
Meredith, Becca, and I paused in front of funnel cake stands and a ferris wheel. We had arrived at Big Butler Fair moments earlier and now looked at each other, trying to determine our goal for the day. How many folks could we get to call Senator Casey‚ office in support of rBGH-free milk? How many would be enough? We threw out some numbers: 50? 100? No figure satisfied our ambition. Finally, Meredith suggested a goal we could agree upon – “let’s keep calling until his mailbox is full!”
Never have we been so excited to hear the words, ‚the mailbox is full.” After dozens of folks from the fair left messages for Senator Casey, demanding that he “expel the hormones” from our school‚ milk, no space remained in his DC mailbox. With so many concerned parents at the event, it wasnt surprising that we overwhelmed his voicemail.
But we didn’t stop there. After we filled his DC mailbox, we started piling the calls in elsewhere (fortunately, the Senator has offices across the state).
Now it‚ off to Columbus, Ohio! Tomorrow we will hold an activist meet-up and then head on over to the North Market Food and Wine Festival to get postcards signed asking Senator Brown to protect children’s health. Stay tuned for an update from the Buckeye State!
– Alex, Meredith, Becca