The concept of using paper airplanes as a sign of protest originated with an art installation (see Backstory). It makes a statement about our United States Congress’s inability to get things done. As a nation, we face many complex, critical issues and need functional, representative government rather than political gridlock. Luckily, we can create the change we need.
The epicenter of change is the voting booth. In 2014, at a time when the U.S. Congress faced almost single digit approval ratings, Americans actually voted to return a shocking 96% of incumbents back into office!
Only by voting for candidates who will work across the aisle, can we begin to fix the situation. Remember, the people we elect are the ones we must rely on to improve laws regarding conducting and financing campaigns.
You can simply email candidates, but it is much more fun–and more effective–to send paper airplane letters. Inundate their offices with paper airplanes!
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