"Give Voice" Postcard Project

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The “Give Voice” Postcard Project is a grassroots, multi-state, advocacy initiative organized by Eileen Jeng Lynch. Having occurred in New York, New Mexico, Illinois, Minnesota, and North Carolina, among other states, this nationwide artist postcard writing project has the potential to change the current political landscape.

Make your voice heard by writing to Congress at their district addresses. Using 38 artist-designed postcards, help advocate for the issues that matter to you: protection of civil liberties; rights of immigrants, women, and LGBTQ community; the arts; healthcare; environment; natural disaster relief; and gun control regulation, to name a few. Stamps and federal officials’ district addresses are included with the cards.

The combination of these extraordinary images and participants' personal stories across the nation will be incredibly impactful. After all, there is strength in numbers.

Artists
Michael Alan, Trudy Benson, Jason Bereswill, Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank, Amanda Church, Zoe Crosher, Kevin Curran, David Dixon, Amy Feldman, Ben Godward, Justin Brice Guariglia, Jane LaFarge Hamill, Young Sun Han, Rachel Hayes, Jason Lazarus, Shaun Leonardo, Greg Lindquist, Natasha Mayers, Riad Miah, Joe Nanashe, Katherine Newbegin, Clayton Porter, Nathlie Provosty, Armita Raafat, Luisa Rabbia, Erika Ranee, David Reed, Daniel Rich, Alexis Rockman, Rachel Selekman, Rudy Shepherd, Edra Soto, Meg Stein, Dannielle Tegeder, Karen Tompkins, Sebastian Vallejo, Julia von Eichel, Saya Woolfalk

Proceeds
Proceeds from sales of postcards support the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), or Planned Parenthood—a cause of the artist's choice.

Available Postcards
Artist postcards are available online in the STORE. Postcards are sold in packs of 10, along with a blank card, stamps, and district addresses of your state's Federal Senators and Representatives. For assorted packs and signed postcards, please email  eileen@neumeraki.com.

A list of the Federal Officials by state and a link to locate their district addresses are below.

Writing Events
Please check back for upcoming postcard writing events.

The Impetus
This project has been ongoing since the Trump Administration released its FY18 budget proposal. The Administration's FY19 budget proposal (October 2018 – September 2019) once again seeks to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, among other programs. The egregious proposed cuts and current policies would imperil key programs, including those that protect our civil liberties, women's rights, culture, and the environment; provide humanitarian assistance; and support scientific research and development, among many others. The Affordable Care Act enrollment is being discouraged by the Administration. The Administration is forbidding the FCC from using the following terms: vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based, and science-based. Given recent events, we also need Congress to pass gun control legislation!

I hope you let your voice be heard throughout the duration of this administration and its policies.

Nationwide Committee (in formation)
Jackie Maman (Chicago, IL - May 21), Clayton Porter (Santa Fe, NM @ THE Magazine - May 21), Meg Stein (Durham, NC - June 24), Herman Milligan (Minneapolis, MN - December 2)

If you would like to host a local event or be in touch with a Nationwide Committee member in Chicago, Santa Fe,  Durham, or Minneapolis, please email eileen@neumeraki.com.

Join the conversation:
Instagram: @eileenj8  #GiveVoice  #GiveVoicePostcardProject
Facebook: Give Voice Postcard Project page
 

DETAILS FOR POSTCARD WRITING
 

List of Federal Senators and Representatives by State
CLICK HERE

Locate your Federal Senators and Representatives' District Addresses
CLICK HERE

    List of Bills and Executive Orders (115th Congress, 2017-2018)

    Sample Postcards

    Kevin Curran Written Postcard

    (More coming soon)
     

    Multi-State Project: Past Events

    "Give Voice" Postcard Project
    The Art of Protest exhibition
    Curated by Elizabeth Cooper
    Areté Venue and Gallery
    67 West Street, #103 (courtyard) 
    Brooklyn, NY 11222
    March 16 - April 29, 2018

    "Give Voice" Postcard Writing Event
    Areté Venue and Gallery 
    67 West Street, #103 (courtyard)
    Brooklyn, NY 11222
    Saturday, April 14,  1-4 pm

    "Give Voice" Postcard Writing Event
    Hosted by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation
    The 8th Floor
    17 West 17th Street, New York, NY
    December 16, 2017, 3 - 6 pm

    "Give Voice" Postcard Project
    Forward Union Fair
    An annual social action info fair that brings together social activist organizations and artists
    714 Broadway, New York, NY
    December 2 - 3, 2017

    "Give Voice" Postcard Project Exhibition
    The Franklin
    3522 W. Franklin Blvd, Chicago, IL
    October 14, 2017 - January 28, 2018

    "Give Voice" Postcard Project and Benefit Exhibition
    In collaboration with Rachel Selekman
    Gowanus Open Studios
    Spaceworks Entryway and Studio #14
    540 President Street, Lower Level, Brooklyn, NY
    October 21-22, 2017

     Installation of works By row (from top left): Riad Miah, Karen Tompkins, Greg Lindquist Amanda Church, Kevin Curran, Rachel Selekman, Julia von Eichel Sebastian Vallejo, Katherine Newbegin, Ben Godward Joe Nanashe ("Give Voice" Postcard Project table in entryway)

    Installation of works
    By row (from top left): Riad Miah, Karen Tompkins, Greg Lindquist
    Amanda Church, Kevin Curran, Rachel Selekman, Julia von Eichel
    Sebastian Vallejo, Katherine Newbegin, Ben Godward
    Joe Nanashe ("Give Voice" Postcard Project table in entryway)

    "Give Voice" Postcard Writing Event
    Hosted by Nick Page, Frits Zernike, and David Dixon
    2 Way Brewing Co.
    18 West Main Street, Beacon, NY
    September 9, 2017
    1:30 - 4:30 pm
     

    "Give Voice" Postcard Writing Event
    Hosted by Meg Stein
    Durham Farmer's Market
    501 Foster St, Durham, NC
    June 24, 2017

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    "Give Voice" Postcard Project and Benefit Exhibition
    LMAKbooks+design
    298 Grand Street, New York, NY
    May 21 - July 28, 2017

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    Participating Artists
    Michael Alan, Janine Antoni, Trudy Benson, Jason Bereswill, Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank, Amanda Church, Zoe Crosher, Kevin Curran, David Dixon, Amy Feldman, Ben Godward, Justin Brice Guariglia, Jane LaFarge Hamill, Young Sun Han, Rachel Hayes, Jason Lazarus, Shaun Leonardo, Greg Lindquist, Natasha Mayers, Riad Miah, Joe Nanashe, Katherine Newbegin, Clayton Porter, Nathlie Provosty, Armita Raafat, Luisa Rabbia, Erika Ranee, David Reed, Daniel Rich, Alexis Rockman, Rachel Selekman, Rudy Shepherd, Edra Soto, Meg Stein, Dannielle Tegeder, Karen Tompkins, Sebastian Vallejo, Julia von Eichel, and Saya Woolfalk

    "Give Voice" Benefit Exhibition
    LMAKbooks+design
    July 20 - 28, 2017

    Selected works available. Proceeds support the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Planned Parenthood. Contact Eileen Jeng at eileen@neumeraki.com with inquiries.

     Clockwise from left: Young Sun Han,  Great American Spirit (Supplication) , 2017; Rachel Selekman,  Titled Flag , 2017; Anonymous Photograph, 20th century, selected by Katherine Newbegin for the "Give Voice" Postcard Project

    Clockwise from left: Young Sun Han, Great American Spirit (Supplication), 2017; Rachel Selekman, Titled Flag, 2017; Anonymous Photograph, 20th century, selected by Katherine Newbegin for the "Give Voice" Postcard Project

     Clockwise from left: Kevin Curran,  Astronauts , 2006; Jane LaFarge Hamill,  Untitled , 2017; Karen Tompkins,  Supercluster 8 , 2015; Greg Lindquist,  Smoke and Water, Cadmium , 2016; Julia von Eichel,  Dark Roots , 2017; Erika Ranee,  The Palace , 2017; Sebastian Vallejo,  Evening Flowers , 2017; Elana Herzog,  Untitled , 2017; Ben Godward,  Coral (prince) , 2017; Michael Alan,  O My head , 2006; Nicole Awai,  Pounce Girl(s)! , 2017

    Clockwise from left: Kevin Curran, Astronauts, 2006; Jane LaFarge Hamill, Untitled, 2017; Karen Tompkins, Supercluster 8, 2015; Greg Lindquist, Smoke and Water, Cadmium, 2016; Julia von Eichel, Dark Roots, 2017; Erika Ranee, The Palace, 2017; Sebastian Vallejo, Evening Flowers, 2017; Elana Herzog, Untitled, 2017; Ben Godward, Coral (prince), 2017; Michael Alan, O My head, 2006; Nicole Awai, Pounce Girl(s)!, 2017

     Clockwise from left: Clayton Porter,  Untitled (sweat print) , 2016; Riad Miah,  No 9 , 2010; Jason Bereswill,  Untitled (lil gutted landscape),  2017; Gelah Penn,  Blight , 2017; Amy Feldman,  Morning Mourning , 2017; Amanda Church,  Orange Raincloud , 2017; Jason Bereswill,  Arizona Shootout , 2017; Jason Lazarus,  Untitled , 2017; Meg Stein,  Untitled (I am a clever girl) , 2014; Joe Nanashe,  The Art? The Art! , 2017; Justin Brice Guariglia,  Untitled , 2017

    Clockwise from left: Clayton Porter, Untitled (sweat print), 2016; Riad Miah, No 9, 2010; Jason Bereswill, Untitled (lil gutted landscape), 2017; Gelah Penn, Blight, 2017; Amy Feldman, Morning Mourning, 2017; Amanda Church, Orange Raincloud, 2017; Jason Bereswill, Arizona Shootout, 2017; Jason Lazarus, Untitled, 2017; Meg Stein, Untitled (I am a clever girl), 2014; Joe Nanashe, The Art? The Art!, 2017; Justin Brice Guariglia, Untitled, 2017


    "Give Voice" Postcard Writing Event
    Hosted by Clayton Porter and The Magazine Santa Fe
    320 Aztec St, Santa Fe, NM
    May 21, 2017

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    "Give Voice" Postcard Writing Event
    Hosted by Jackie Maman
    Chicago, IL
    May 21, 2017

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