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I have very seldom expressed myself on social media about political matters, but I am so pleased with this discovery I want to share it.

Jennifer Hofmann has created a site that I love, because it gives me something even more important than signing petitions about bad and scary things. I have done what she suggests — I have purchased a pile of postcards and postcard stamps. She gives me exact mailing addresses, and she lists not only the terrible things I want to protest — even more importantly, I think, she tells me who to thank! I have written postcards to Senate and House members who think entirely differently than I, but who have done something or said something good for our nation, good for our souls. I’ve sent cards to major figures in Germany and France as well, thanking them for some good act. It makes me feel so good. If you want to try it, go to her website:

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