Last week, students took action to influence the Presidential and VP debates by sending handwritten letters to Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill, asking that the moderators ask a question about Darfur.
With the first Presidential debate still scheduled for tomorrow, the letters have been a huge success so far. College chapters in the Mid-Atlantic region have sent in more than 150 letters, and high-schools in the Northeast have sent over 100 as well. We’re getting creative, too – one high school chapter in North Carolina even took pictures of their letters and e-mailed the photos to Jim Lehrer!
And the letters haven’t stopped coming in – chapters in the Great Lakes and Southwest are still writing to Gwen Ifill, and you can, too! The VP debate isn’t until October 2nd, so keep sending in those letters. For Gwen Ifill’s contact info and a sample letter, check out our first post on the letters.