Free Printable Postcards To Send Your Representatives

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Recently some internet friends mentioned that they were planning to get together to make pro-choice valentines to send to their representatives and I wanted in! So here are some free instant downloads for you. A couple are are designed to cause maximum discomfort to conservative male representatives, who should absolutely be feeling discomfort about having any opinion whatsoever about what women do with their own bodies. I also included a few designs that your parents might feel more comfortable sending or that would work for representatives who are already defending women's rights to choose.

Click on the links below to download and print on cardstock from your home printer. Then trim, fold, tape, write, and mail! Instagramming is highly encouraged, my handle is @alisabobzien


HEAVY FLOW OF VALENTINES FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

What: a special Valentine’s Day delivery to state and national representatives to support access to reproductive health services. Hand deliver or mail valentines. Whether their voting record is abysmal or stellar, write them to let them know they have constituents who care (and vote) for reproductive justice.

When: mail postcards between Friday, February 10 and Monday, February 13

Why? State and national lawmakers continue to legislate to limit access to reproductive health care.

Find information on current laws and pending legislation on your state information page at: http://www.prochoiceamerica.org

And Congress is considering several bills:

  • HR-7, passed in Congress, heading to Senate: drastically limiting insurance coverage of abortions
     
  • HR-490, a “fetal heartbeat” bill similar to the one Governor Kasich struck down in Ohio, which essentially prohibits abortion after 6 weeks gestation (many women would not yet know they are pregnant)
     
  • HR-596 a “personhood” bill declaring that life begins at fertilization http://www.elle.com/culture/a42576/trump-exhaustion/

Who:  Your state representatives are your primary target: state legislatures are some of the most active policy makers around reproductive health services. Find their names and addresses at (or drop them off at your capital building or their local offices):

https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

Want to send more love? Target your representatives in US Congress next. Send a thank you or put them on alert.

https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials (or this google doc)

Don’t forget:

Vice President Mike Pence
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20500

Have friends in Arkansas? Encourage them to send valentines to their state representatives opposing House Bill 1032 which allow fathers to sue to keep women from aborting.

Free LGBTQ Wedding Invitations

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In the wake of this election and the grotesque assault on LGBTQ rights it signifies, I am trying to think of what actions I can take to help those most vulnerable. If you are a couple who has suddenly found yourself making plans to legally marry before Obama leaves office, I would love to offer you free wedding stationery design.

DETAILS:
I am offering any of the pre-designed, customizable suites from my Online Collection, which can all be found in the drop down menu at the top of this site, and I will customize the wording, colors and any other necessary details you need. Two rounds of revisions are included and once everything is finalized, you will receive the printable PDF files to print on your own or at your local print shop. This offer includes the customization and digital, printable files for save the dates, invitations, rsvp cards, details enclosures, return address stamps, and thank you cards, customized for free and emailed to you. I will also send you a link to the site I use to order envelopes and rubber stamps so that you can order your own at cost if desired. The custom maps take a significant amount of time and unfortunately I do not have the resources to offer those for free at this time, but you are welcome to add one at cost if you would like. 

Eligibility:
Any gay couple who is suddenly in a rush to get married before January 20, 2017. This offer does not apply for weddings which had already been planned before the election.

To take advantage of this offer, all you need to do is email the following to me at alisa@alisabobzien.com:

1. Which suite you are interested in (Vintage Type,  Brushy Geo, etc. anything from Online Collection dropdown menu above.)

2. A list of the pieces needed (Save the Date, Invitation, RSVP, Details Enclosure, Thank You, and/or Address Stamp)

3. Your wording for each of the pieces

Please be sure to include all the pieces you need in the same order so that I can help as many people as efficiently as possible. Once you place your order, and submit your wording, I will email you digital proofs within 5 business days. Two rounds of revisions are included and for each of those the turnaround time is 2 business days. I am also available by email for any questions you have ahead, during, or after you place your order and will help in any way I can.

With love, solidarity, and a deep commitment to being your ally,
Alisa

Colorful Ombre Detroit Styled Shoot

I am loving these photos from our recent styled shoot collaboration! The design direction was inspired by this colorful Detroit mural and I designed a full ombre stationery suite to coordinate. This suite will be added to my online collection soon! You can see more of this shoot featured here on 100 Layer Cake.

Photographer: Shanell Photography / Videographer: 97 Films / Floral and Rental's: Gerych's Venue:Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center / Wedding Planner: Meagan of Mitten Weddings and Events / Hair: B’s Makeup Artistry / Makeup: Makeup by Ashley / Invitations & Menus: Alisa Bobzien / Calligraphy: Cali O’Rourke Calligraphy / Cake: Sweet and Savory Bake Shop / Wine: L. Mawby / Chair Decals: KellieRankey / Linens: Luxe Event Linen / Watches & Bicycle: Shinola / Bridal Apparel:Beautiful Bridal with Keasha / Jeweler: Coughlin Jewelers