Grandmothers for a Brighter Future began as Grandmothers for Obama. Launched in 2008, we soon grew to 13 groups in a handful of states. In 2012, we had writers in 25 states plus the District of Columbia. We focused on the Presidency, and some of us also worked on races in our own states. In 2016, we once again focused on the Presidency and on selected races for the U. S. Senate, and, in 2018, joined the effort to flip the Senate. We currently have writers in 46 states plus D. C. We are all volunteer and self-financed locally, and thus not a PAC.
Our model has been tested repeatedly.
- We develop a timely message in the form of a postcard template which we send to Grandmothers’ group leaders and those working individually. We also provide a list of names and addresses of targeted voters, many of them older women, to whom our volunteers will send the cards.
- Participating Grandmothers print the cards on canary yellow card stock, add a short, handwritten note, and sign, stamp, and mail them.
If you share our vision and our perspective, please sign up. We welcome and need your thoughts and efforts. We are blessed to have politically savvy women to work with, and we really mean it when we say we look forward to hearing from you.