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Sun Aug 16, 2020, 05:18 PM

If you text USPS to 50409 they will send letters to your senators and representative in support of..

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FYI -

If you text USPS to 50409 they will send letters to your senators and representative in support of the postal service.

It takes under one minute.

Help save our democracy.

Works like a charm.

Please do this. Donít let your vote be suppressed.






Resistbot service: https://resist.bot/ , Resistbot FAQ https://resist.bot/about


eta: Youtube tutorial on using the text application on Android phones




Youtube tutorial on using the text application on iPhones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=qnBlOqRSH4s

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Reply If you text USPS to 50409 they will send letters to your senators and representative in support of.. (Original post)
steve2470 Aug 16 OP
CurtEastPoint Aug 16 #1
hlthe2b Aug 16 #2
CurtEastPoint Aug 16 #9
Farmgirl1961 Aug 16 #3
steve2470 Aug 16 #4
Cha Aug 16 #7
AllyCat Aug 16 #12
onecent Aug 16 #30
Hekate Aug 16 #14
reACTIONary Aug 16 #29
steve2470 Aug 17 #53
Farmgirl1961 Aug 16 #46
BigDemVoter Aug 17 #61
RickGeneric Aug 16 #5
Mr.Bill Aug 16 #13
h2ebits Aug 16 #26
zentrum Aug 16 #39
AmyStrange Aug 16 #6
Cha Aug 16 #8
Walleye Aug 16 #10
Bayard Aug 16 #11
Cryptoad Aug 16 #15
JustGene Aug 16 #21
crickets Aug 16 #38
Laelth Aug 16 #16
JustGene Aug 16 #22
Laelth Aug 16 #23
JustGene Aug 16 #27
crickets Aug 16 #41
Laelth Aug 16 #42
sarge43 Aug 16 #17
Bluepinky Aug 17 #56
sarge43 Aug 17 #59
Bluepinky Aug 17 #60
hauckeye Aug 16 #18
PoliticAverse Aug 16 #19
left-of-center2012 Aug 16 #51
JustGene Aug 16 #20
tekriter Aug 16 #24
c-rational Aug 16 #25
ananda Aug 16 #28
iluvtennis Aug 16 #31
Enoki33 Aug 16 #32
mrsadm Aug 16 #33
alwaysinasnit Aug 16 #34
bobbieinok Aug 16 #35
left-of-center2012 Aug 16 #36
PoliticAverse Aug 16 #48
Ananda62 Aug 16 #37
zentrum Aug 16 #40
Laelth Aug 16 #44
zentrum Aug 16 #49
crickets Aug 16 #45
zentrum Aug 16 #50
Bluepinky Aug 17 #57
crickets Aug 17 #58
hay rick Aug 16 #43
txwhitedove Aug 16 #47
left-of-center2012 Aug 16 #52
steve2470 Aug 17 #54
hydrolastic Aug 17 #55
AmyStrange Aug 18 #62
steve2470 Aug 18 #63

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 05:19 PM

1. took about 1 minute. Do it.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 05:21 PM

2. Yes. I did it earlier. How much are they up to by now?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 05:46 PM

9. WELL over 1M

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 05:25 PM

3. So sorry to be such a Luddite, but how exactly does it work?

N/T

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 05:28 PM

4. Ok I will assume you know nothing....

On your phone, open up your texting application (or SMS app).

On the "To" line (or whatever it's called), type 50409. Make sure that is saved

Now, type USPS in the message space. Tap SMS (or whatever the command to send a text is called) to send the text.

That sends a text to the " Resistbot " service that automatically generates an old-fashioned paper letter
to your Senators and your Representative.

eta:

https://resist.bot/

Information about the Resistbot service is here: https://resist.bot/about

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 05:41 PM

7. Thank you, steve.. I needed that, too. i send texts to my

friends but they're already on my contact list. I've never sent a text to anyone out of the blue.

I'll try it later and come back if I have any questions.

Mahalo!!

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:09 PM

12. Whenever I try this, I get one digit and my phone freezes up

New phone. Is there some permission to grant to use numbers in the To: line?

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 07:00 PM

30. AllyCat, so do I. I don't know where to go to put the number in.

Hope we can find out soon.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:12 PM

14. TY. I've never tried this before either. Will check your link first.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 07:00 PM

29. App? What's an App?

I'm a flip phoner.

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #29)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 12:10 AM

53. app equals application equals computer program

The texting computer program, I think, is on most people's phones but maybe not the older phones.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.messaging&hl=en_US

That is the texting app for Android phones.


Iphone texting app is: https://www.lifewire.com/imessage-apples-free-texting-app-1999185

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:35 PM

46. Thank you, you are right in assuming I know nothing in terms of how to do this!

Thank you, you are right in assuming I know nothing in terms of how to do this!

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Reply #46)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 04:39 PM

61. I'm with you. . . Call me the biggest luddite in the country!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 05:31 PM

5. Trump campaign is currently sending absentee ballots to registered Republicans

And the Trump campaign is currently sending absentee ballots to registered Republicans https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/16/politics/postal-service-trump-absentee-ballot-request-mail-usps/index.html

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Response to RickGeneric (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:10 PM

13. You title is a little misleading.

They are not sending ballots, they are sending applications for mail-in ballots. (which is still hypocritical)

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Response to RickGeneric (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:48 PM

26. Good idea! The Democratic Party should do they same thing

except, of course, in the states that mail out ballots to all registered voters. This should help the USPS too since the letters have to be stamped and processed.

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Response to h2ebits (Reply #26)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 07:57 PM

39. Bernie sent these

Ö..applications to all registered Democrats in the last primary, FYI.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 05:32 PM

6. Sounds so impersonal, but I still LOVE IT! n/t

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Response to AmyStrange (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 05:42 PM

8. Oh it's personal.. I love the USPS!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:00 PM

10. Did it

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:07 PM

11. Done

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:22 PM

15. How do u know what they will send in ur name????

Send ur own letters!

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:39 PM

21. E-mail copy

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 07:57 PM

38. You can read the letter before deciding to send it with your name on it.

It's a good one. Writing your own letter is also a very good idea.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:22 PM

16. That takes way more than a minute.

It also requires email verification. The verification, alone, may take up to 15 minutes.

I appreciate the worthy cause involved, here, but I donít like the false advertisement ... at all. I am tempted not to complete this laborious project just because of the way that it was advertised.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:41 PM

22. E-mail is to send you a copy

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Response to JustGene (Reply #22)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:42 PM

23. And to spam you for eternity.

Mainly just to verify that you are a real person and not a bot. I get that, and I did it anyway.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:49 PM

27. I just add it to the pile

Gotta conserve those pixels.

(I don't use email much so YMMV)

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Response to Laelth (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:07 PM

41. You can always unsubscribe from texts. They will honor it, or people wouldn't

keep recommending the service. From the FAQ:

How do I stop receiving texts?
Text ALERTS to manage the types of alerts you receive, or STOP to cancel the service completely.


I get where you're coming from. I hesitated HARD on giving them my email address, but I don't expect my reps to spam me or refuse to honor an unsub request. If they do, I know how to block them.

I have balked every time on these in the past for the same reason but, like you, this time I did it anyway.

!Solidarity for the USPS!

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Response to crickets (Reply #41)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:09 PM

42. I blocked them.

It was worth it to defend the USPS.

But it took way more than a minute, and thatís my principal gripe.

-Laelth

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:27 PM

17. Done

Text msg wrote that over a million people signed up.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 11:07 AM

56. I just did it, now over 1.2 million

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Response to Bluepinky (Reply #56)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 11:25 AM

59. Good

Received emails from all three of my critters. Yes standard form letter, but at least got their attention.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #59)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 01:02 PM

60. My 3 congressional recipients are all Democrats, but it's still good to show strong support for USPS

I love resistbot!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:28 PM

18. Just did it in Racine WI

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:29 PM

19. 50409 is the text number of Resistbot.

For more information about Resistbot, see the Wikipedia page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resistbot

or visit Resistbot's webpage: https://resist.bot/

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 10:26 PM

51. thanks

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:35 PM

20. Done

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:43 PM

24. Done!

1,077,000 so far

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:48 PM

25. Done

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:55 PM

28. I did it.

That was interesting, but quite a process
that, for me, will do no good since my
senators are Cornyn and Cruz.

It felt good, though!!!

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Response to ananda (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 07:06 PM

31. Done and sent the text info to my family and freinds. nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 07:16 PM

32. Done. Friends and family included.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 07:31 PM

33. Thank you-

I did it!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 07:33 PM

34. Done.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 07:34 PM

35. Tsxt to support Post Office. Thanks for posting this!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 07:41 PM

36. Who is ' 50409' ?

Texting to an unknown?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 07:46 PM

37. Done

Text sent from Las Vegas, NV.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 07:59 PM

40. Thank you so much and...

Ö..because of the bot or whatever it is, they automatically know who my Senator and Representatives are?

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Response to zentrum (Reply #40)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:11 PM

44. Based upon the zip code you gave them, yes. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #44)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 10:04 PM

49. Excellent Thanks.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #40)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:12 PM

45. You provide your zip code. It's easy to determine your district from that. nt


eta - I am signer #1,092,146! I'd be interested to see others' numbers to gauge how much output is being generated for this. People on twitter, please share this if it isn't circulating already.

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Response to crickets (Reply #45)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 10:05 PM

50. Thanks.

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Response to crickets (Reply #45)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 11:09 AM

57. I just did it, over 1.2 million now

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Response to Bluepinky (Reply #57)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 11:17 AM

58. Good to know! 👍

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:11 PM

43. The first time you use Resistbot you need to provide identity information which is ok because...

you don't have to repeat the process on subsequent uses, making it simpler and quicker. The initial "signup" allows Resistbot to identify your Congressman and Senators. One advantage of Resistbot is you can write a single message and automatically have it sent to all three. Resistbot also has a facility to turn a text message into a letter to the editor and submit it to your local paper(s).

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:54 PM

47. Done.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 10:34 PM

52. OK, I did it

Not real comfortable giving out my name, street addy, and email though.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 12:24 AM

54. last bump, please ask questions if you need to :) nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #54)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 12:59 AM

55. It's at 1.12 million sent now + 1

Done,

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:48 AM

62. Kick

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 11:51 PM

63. bump nt

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