This has come to me via several avenues this morning. I hope it goes far and wide. Mine is on the way.
A new updated
web page version of the Rice Protest. Note that regular envelopes don't work well and padded envelopes or boxes are imperative. We don't want to cause any undue problems for postal workers or equipment.
There is a grassroots campaign underway to protest war in Iraq in a simple, but potentially powerful way.
Place 1/2 cup uncooked rice in a small plastic bag (a snack-size bag or sandwich bag work fine). Squeeze out excess air and seal the bag. Wrap it in a piece of paper on which you have written,
"If your enemies are hungry, feed them. -Romans 12:20.
Please send this rice to the people of Iraq; do not attack them."
Place the paper and bag of rice in an envelope (either a letter-sized or padded mailing envelope--both are the same cost to mail) and address them to:
President George Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500
Attach $1.06 in postage. (Three 37-cent stamps equal $1.11.) [NOTE: MY 1/2 CUP RICE COST 4 OZ WORTH OF POSTAGE. NOT THREE.]
Drop this in the mail. It is important to act NOW so that President Bush gets the letters ASAP.
In order for this protest to be effective, there must be hundreds of thousands of such rice deliveries to the White House. We can do this if you each forward this message to your friends and family.
posted by Cyndy