Postcard Advice Needed!

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Hi everyone! Long time lurker, here. I finally created an account to ask for advice on my postcard drafts! I’m a music teacher, not a writer, and would welcome any and all feedback in deciding on which postcard draft to choose!

Just for a bit of background – I’m a music teacher for grades 4-12 in a very underprivileged school district in Pennsylvania. In my first year teaching I helped negotiate a contract as the sole female and non-tenured representative of our bargaining unit. I think it’s really important to express to other union members that with M4A, all money saved “must be passed on to organized workers in the form of additional wages of benefits.” I feel like this hasn’t been expanded upon enough and it’s really important for unions to recognize that with M4A we can fight for better salaries. It’s especially important for members of poor school districts like mine that struggle with teacher retention due to low salaries and few resources.

(Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sen-bernie-sanders-changes-medicare-for-all-plan-in-face-of-opposition-by-organized-labor/2019/08/21/d8144e06-c423-11e9-9986-1fb3e4397be4_story.html%3foutputType=amp sorry, I’m new and don’t know how to do the fancy hyperlinks.)

I also wish to express that with yet another war on the horizon, I trust Sanders more than anyone because of his consistent record and morals-based approach to foreign policy. I’m having trouble deciding which draft to go with.

Enough rambling – here are my two drafts!

  1. Hello, friend! I am a music teacher for grades 4-12 in a small, underprivileged school district in Pennsylvania. In my first year of teaching I helped negotiate a contract and saw first hand how important healthcare is in an underfunded school district like mine. We struggled and fought for a very good plan at the expense of our wages and resources for our school. With Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All, our district won’t have to provide such expensive healthcare. In fact, there is a provision that states that all money saved with M4A must be passed on to organized workers in the form of additional wages and benefits! That means that we can negotiate better salaries and benefits without having to worry about the burden of healthcare! Please caucus for Bernie on February 3rd, 2020, for the rights of our workers and Medicare for All! In solidarity, (My name)

  2. Hello, friend! I am a music teacher for grades 4-12 in a small, underprivileged school district in Pennsylvania. I have been a supporter of Bernie Sanders since his run in 2016, and I believe with all of my heart that we need him now more than ever. Here’s why – Bernie is the only candidate who has a foreign policy based on morality and compassion for the human race. I trust his record – he is the only candidate who has voted no on each of Trump’s disastrous military budgets and who has voted no on each endless war we have engaged in time and time again. He led the effort with bi-partisan support in the senate to get us out of Yemen. Bernie is the only candidate that I trust to prevent yet another destructive war, this time with Iran. Please, for the future of this nation, for our children and grandchildren, caucus for Bernie Sanders on February 3rd, 2020! In solidarity, (My name)

I know they’re a little long and I’m definitely rambling. But hey, that’s what drafts are for! I welcome any and all feedback! Thanks in advance for all of your help!!!!!

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