Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Time out for a political message from our sponsor…

OK – I don’t really have a sponsor, but this is a political thing. So any who are not of the conservative persuasion might want to check back on another post.

I got an email from a friend the other day asking to participate in something -- to protest, peacefully, the presidents stand on abortion. Or Voluntary Population Planning, as he puts it.

I believe we should respect the office of president and support him in his difficult job. But I don’t think that means we should sit idly by while things happen we don’t approve of.

So someone had a great idea of the RED ENVELOPE PROJECT. I hadn’t ever heard of it before, but I really like the idea. A simple, peaceful way to send a message.

***PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT my idea... I am only trying to spread the word!***

Here is the email I received:

Get red envelopes or postcards and mail them on March 31st to the White House
When: March 31st, 2009
Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores.

On the front, address it to
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington , D.C. 20500

On the back, write the following message:

“This envelope represents one child who died because of an abortion.It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be a part of our world.”

We will mail the envelopes out March 31st, 2009. Put it in the mail, and send it. Then forward this event to every one of your friends who you think would send one too. I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died [in the U.S.] before having a chance to live. It may seem that those who believe abortion is wrong are in a minority. It may seem like we have no voice and it's shameful to even bring it up. Let us show our President and the world that the voices of those of us who do not believe abortion is acceptable are not silent and must be heard. Together we can change the heart of The President and save the lives of millions of children.

So I want to call on my blogging buddies, friends and family to join this protest. Whether or not it works, I will feel better for trying.

If you need an envelope, email me. I will send you one or two.


*** Please feel free to refer to, link to, copy, paste or otherwise snag this information for your blog!!! Lets spread the word!!!***

43 comments:

S'mee said...

Count me in, this is easy! -and hopefully effective.

Jill said...

Count me in!

heather said...

Mind if I cut and paste this post onto my blog a little later on?? Or maybe you could forward the email onto me? readingforyou@gmail.com

That is one that I really think needs to get around.

nikkicrumpet said...

OH I LOVE THIS...do you mind if I do a link back to this and post the envelope on my sidebar? I think this is so easy and has such a great impact. And is such an important issue to take a stand on!!! Let me know if it's okay to do the link and to copy the envelope...I'm putting a post together now that I can get it into. Thanks so much for spreading the word!

Boy Mom said...

I'm getting out the red crayons!

Tink said...

Wow! That sounds powerful! Count me in, too! I'd like to do the link thing, too, back to your blog. Let me know if that's okay and I'll spread the word.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I'm in...and today, I will email and put it on my blog. A WONDERFUL idea. THANKS for letting me know about this!
♥hugs♥

Shelley said...

I'm knew here. Just wanted to say this is a great idea.
And you have a great blog. I enjoyed your posts.

Jill said...

One more... I posted the link on my blog too, and my husband is passing the information around his digital community. I just wanted to add something totally unrelated to this post: I read your blog every day. I'm glad you post things often, because I think you're a talented writer and you have so many insights into motherhood and the gospel that are relevant to me and my experiences. You're wonderful Kathy.

Fiauna said...

Thanks for letting my know about this. And just to let you know, if my mother had followed her doctors orders, I would not be typing this right now!

Dawnie said...

I LOVE this idea. I will join in.

Bee and Rose said...

What a powerful way to send a message:)

Yaya said...

Oh My GOsh! I love it!

Sandy Toes said...

I just posted this on my blog...Great idea!
~Sandy toe

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

I love this....I hope it helps.

Ally said...

I really love this idea!

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

Omgosh!!!! IM SO IN!!!! Being an adoptive mom,I own a collection of "adoption not abortion" items.

Please come read about me and help me name my blog.
http://cjsmommykimberly.blogspot.com/

Beth at Aunties said...

Count me in! Lets flood him with red on Amrch 31th! I did a post on FOCA last month http://auntieswithadvice.blogspot.com/2009/01/children-are-treasures.html
I feel we have a voice and we need to SHOUT to be heard right now. Thank You for taking the time to do this:)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi! Thanks for posting this. I heard about it a couple of weeks ago, but haven't had a chance to blog about it yet! Thanks for taking a stand for the innocent ones! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Bobbi Jo said...

I just copied and posted with the link to your blog. This is great! I would love to see the face of Mr.Obama

Joy said...

I found you through Nikki's blog and wanted to say that I will absolutely be a part of the red envelope day. I'll have it ready in advance so I do not forget. Thanks for passing this information along.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

You can count me in! :)

Diane said...

I love your blog and count me in.

goodmorningmarysunshine said...

I'm in too. If nothing else, take apart a regular envelope, trace around it on red paper (I don't have any red envelopes), and then fold and glue like the envelope you used for a pattern. I'm going to try to link/mention this on my blog. Thanks for the idea, it's great.

BBW said...

What a wonderful way to respectfully make our stance on abortion known! I plan to participate! :)

bj said...

Oh, yes, darlin'...count me in.

jollyquilter said...

Super idea., count me in.

Diane said...

Count me in! I will add the Red Envelope link to my blog as well as spreading the word through email, snail mail and just plain old word-of-mouth.

Addie Hattie Prims said...

I'm in and have already posted on my blog.

Thanks so much

Lynnie

Cathy said...

I just found you through an internet friend and you can count me in. I just posted it on my blog too. Thank you!

Cathy ♥

Magnolia Memories08 Seeing With The Heart said...

Count me in. This is just a wonderful
idea. Thank you for doing this even though it was not your idea. Maybe this will get the attention that it deserves.
Have a great day.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

In my oppinion it would be better if you put money in your red envelopes so that you can help support all the unwanted children of the world. Like there isn't a problem with supporting all the unwanted children we have already.

ramsam said...

I love this idea. I, too am getting a bit more political and taking a stand. I recently joined Glenn Becks We Surround Then group, and our little party of a few people has turned into a state event tipping 500. Who knows, more may even actually show up. It is a good thing for us to speak up.

Amanda said...

Love this idea.

Terry said...

Dear Real Mom, I found you at Dianne's.
I am Canadian, so I cannot participate in this great idea but I can be praying for its success and I will mark March 31st on my calendar...with Christian love....Terry

Leigh of said...

Fabulous idea! I LOVE it!

Shirl said...

Great idea, I've been a supporter of WV for Life and this is a chance to do a little more.
Thank you so much for taking a stand.
Pray to end abortion!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lilly's Home said...

Thank You so much for making us aware. Wonderful project...I'm on board!

Life is Precious!

Hugs, Lilly

Tonya said...

I was just linked here through a friend on Facebook and I have to say that this is such an awesome idea. I am all for peaceful protest. I also totally agree with what you had to say about supporting President Obama but not staying quiet about things we don't agree with. Good job for getting this out.

MyKahsMommy said...

I love this idea! i support Obama by all means but im very pro life so when i seen this i just had to do it! i will be sending 25! still is nothing is donr i will continue to send them in the mail! maybe we could just pick a day from every month to send one!

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

Can someone send me the code to put the red letter on my sidebar?

sweethollycottage (at)charter(dot)net

Terry said...

Dear Real Mom,
Tomorrow is March 31 and this Canadian will be praying for all of those red envelopes that will be flooding the white house.
Praying to the Lord that they will make a diference...from Terry[Teresa]

Linda/"Mom" said...

***** THANK YOU~~~ I'm on it!!! Blessings, Linda *****