This is a We The People Rose.
It was designed as a thank you for politicians when they listen to the people they represent. When politicians do the what the people have asked for, their offices will fill up with roses, giving visual voice to the people. They can show off all of the roses they receive, and with one photo they’ll show the world, I’ve done the will of the people.
For the past year, I’ve tried my best to be politically engaged. I’ve called my representatives, made donations, and waited nervously to see what effect it would have. I know that millions of Americans have done the same. But despite a year of action the politicians seem to put the voter's desires at the bottom of their priorities. They vote with their party, they vote for the best interest of corporations, and if those two line up with the desires of the people, only then will they vote for what we want.
I think it’s time to change that, and it’s time to add one more step to the process. A thank you, for when your representative listens to you. below, you’ll find all of the resources you need to make a We the People Rose! The free download you can print at home or a copy shop, an instructional video for how to make it, and resources to help connect you with your representative!
How it works!
1. Call your representative and share your views (and yes calling works best)
2. Make a rose. below, you’ll find all of the resources you need to make a We the People Rose!
3. Take a picture of your rose and share your views on social media.
4. Wait to see if your representative has listened to you.
5. If they did, ship them your rose!
6. Watch as their offices fill up with roses, giving visual voice to the people. They can show off all of the roses they receive, and with one photo they’ll show the world, I’ve done the will of the people.
How to make a We the People Rose
Print at home
These flies are designed to make printing at home simple. Most home printers are single sided if you have a printer that can print double-sided (duplex) download the Copy Shop file.
1. Download the PDF's below.
2. Print the first PDF (At_home-front-We_the_people_rose.pdf)
3. Take the printed pages out of the printer and place them back into the printer, with the unprinted side up.
4. Print the second PDF (At_home-back-We_the_people_rose.pdf)
Print at a copy shop
These flies are designed to make printing at a print shop easy. You can also use this file if you have a printer that can print double-sided (duplex).
1. Download the PDF below
2. Save files on a thumb drive and go to the print shop.
3. Select the double-sided (sometimes called duplex) print option.
4. Press print!
Call your representative!
Pick up the phone and call your representative. I know it seems odd to actually make a phone call these days because there are so many ways to contact anyone, but calling has more weight than any other method. The government moves slowly and it hasn't quite caught up with the internet age.
Take a picture of your rose and share it
Share your views on social media.
Let everyone know where you stand and tag your representatives. Use the hashtag #WeThePeopleRose