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Health Care Reform Templates Up!

We put the templates up to all three Health Care Reform button designs on the templates page. They’re templates for 1.25 inch buttons and come 30 to a page. Get crankin’! We’re running out of time to convince Congress we may not be loud or crazy or fringe, but we’re in the majority and we mean business!

We passed out buttons at the Health Care Reform rally today in Seattle until they were all gone! It was great to see the huge turnout for it. More photos are up at the Buttons4Obama flickr.

Health Care Reform Buttons

Hello! It’s been a while. Frankly, after the election we collapsed and never wanted to see another button. However, we’ve been roused out of our post-election stupor by the health care reform debates sweeping the nation. Reform of the health care industry was one of the big reasons we got deeply involved with the campaign last year.

This is a life or death issue for many people. Seriously. There are, today in this country, people dying because they can not afford to get the medical treatment they need and deserve, often because they’ve been dropped by their insurance company for having the audacity to get sick. It is one of the biggest shames of this country. Health care is a basic human right. We all deserve it.

When the shit started hitting the fan in this health care reform debate, we felt it was high time we dive in too and have our say…in a button of course! We used supplies we had left from the campaign–thanks again to our generous donors!–and quickly designed and made these buttons to give away at our local health care reform meeting with Congressman Jim McDermott this past Wednesday.

If you’d like to make your own pro-health care reform buttons (for non-commercial use only) and have a 1.25 inch button machine, let us know and we’ll get the artwork templates to you!

Note: We made a one-off run of these buttons and do not have any more to give away. We encourage everyone to get involved and make their own. DIY rules!


A New Day

The Big Day

You know what to do. Get out and VOTE OBAMA!!!

Web of Support

Front page buttons

This past Saturday an article about independent grassroots efforts to support the candidates appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. We’d been interviewed for the article and they came to take photos at our last button making event on 10/8 at Stellar Pizza, however we didn’t know when it was coming out.

Imagine our surprise Saturday morning when we started getting a deluge of emails from Seattlites interested in buttons and button making. One person mentioned the article, thank goodness, or we would have been clueless forever. Then imagine our further surprise when Jody went to pick up a copy of the paper and there were our buttons on the front page!

We think we’ve finally gotten back to everyone that emailed. Thank you all for your interest! If you haven’t heard from us, please email again. It might have gotten lost in the email flood.

We are now in the final stages of the button operation. I can’t believe it’s already mid-October! We want to have all the remaining buttons for battleground states sent out by mid-week next week in order for the campaign field offices to have them the week before election day. We’re focusing all our time and energy on that right now, along with some GOTV activities locally. It’s crunch time, folks!

Unfortunately, that means we won’t be having any more public button making parties. We want to thank you all that came out to help make buttons at the events, and all of you that were interested but didn’t get to make it to one, and everyone that donated supplies and cash to keep the operation going–THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. You all ROCK!

We’re way behind in reporting where we’ve been sending buttons out to and hopefully we’ll get that updated in the next few days. I can tell you now though that we got buttons sent out just in time to Cincinnati, OH for the Vote Early/Rock Late concert happening today! The National and The Breeders are playing. Another campaign concert we wish we were able to be at, but buttons will have to do.

Button making parties!

We’ve got a lot of places and people that need buttons and we need help making them! We’ll be having weekly button making parties for at least the next month. The first one is tonight at the Georgetown Liquor Company. It was planned on short notice, but we hope some folks show up to help us get a big bunch of buttons made. The details are up at MYBO. If the event says it’s full, we may still be able to accommodate a few more people. Contact Jody to see about it. Bring scissors.

We’ll also be making buttons at the GLC on 10/2.

These two parties and all future ones at the Georgetown Liquor Company are 21 and over. However, we know some young people want to make buttons too. Therefore, we’re in the final stages of planning some all ages parties next door from the GLC at Stellar’s Pizza. Keep checking back here for info about those parties.

This Sunday we’ll be taking part in Buttonpalooza! This will be an all day button making extravaganza with our fellow Seattle button makers. You can sign up to make buttons for a shift, or if the slots are all full you can drop by to say hello and pick up a button or two for a $1 donation each.

In supplies news, thanks to all the donations coming in we’re now stocked with button parts for 10,000 buttons! Our printer has been buzzing almost non-stop printing out button artwork. We experimented this week with getting copies of the artwork made at Kinkos. Let’s just say it was an exercise in frustration and we’ll be sticking with our good old Epson Stylus Photo 820 printer, even though it’s a hungry ink beast.