McInerney’s project, first featured in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences’ blog, The 255, shares how the senior transfer student has built a site she hopes will inspire and encourage folks to send more tactile feedback to elected officials. United We Post allows constituents to seamlessly mail physical postcards directly to their senate representatives. McInerney, who worked for former Missouri senator Claire McCaskill before transferring to MMC, says that actual mail stands out from online complaints. “I built the site more out of frustration than hope,” McInerney explains. “Phone calls can go unanswered and unrecorded, but every piece of mail gets scanned and entered into a database called VOICE, which they have to look at and engage with.” The seemingly outdated process (often called “snail mail”), McInerney says, is the best way for folks to be heard by their representatives.
United We Post’s Mission
“United We Post believes it is the civic and patriotic duty of Americans to share our opinions and beliefs with those who are elected to represent us and drive policy through direct engagement with the political establishment. Further, United We Post believes in the need to make political activism and free speech affordable. Our postcards cost users only $1 USD to create and mail (tax and shipping included).
Learn more about United We Post by visiting their official website.