- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 5, 2015

On the heels of the annual March for Life in Washington, a group of pro-life activists are seeking to enlist thousands of Americans in a massive mail protest to Congress.

Organizers of Life Envelope Day, previously called Red Envelope Day, plan to flood the congressional post office with millions of empty red envelopes representing aborted children on March 22, 60 days after the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that made it legal for women to have abortions in the U.S.

“Electronic petitions work but they are not as impressive as what we do with physical mail,” said Rich Lepoutre, one of the organizers behind the event.

The organizers have created a Web site called www.lifeenvelopeday.com for Americans to get the materials they need to push their message to Congress.

Each envelope, which are actually postcards designed to look like envelopes, reads “this envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world.”



Mr. Lepoutre said the organization is hoping to send 1.2 million envelopes this year, representing the total number of abortions that will be performed in the U.S. in 2015.

The money left over from the sales, after deducting the cost of the physical envelopes, will be donated to other pro-life organizations.

Mr. Lepoutre said the physical envelopes have successfully gotten the attention of major players in the past. His organization CauseACTION conducted a similar campaign in the past, sending millions of envelopes to Facebook protesting pedophile actively posting child pornography on the social media site.

“It was only after we sent envelopes to Facebook’s headquarters that they got up and called us to work on solving the problem,” Mr. Lepoutre said.

Although there hasn’t been much response from Congress to past envelope campaigns against abortion, Mr. Lepoutre said the effort will continue.

“They’re strategy is if they don’t say anything and ignore it that it will go away. But surprise surprise, it’s not going away,” he said.

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