Scottsdale, Arizona (PressExposure) March 17, 2011 -- Letter writing continues to be a form of communication individuals, special interest groups and nonprofits use to exercise their 1st Amendment right of free speech, however, a new company in Scottsdale, Arizona has given it a 21st century makeover.
PurpleLetter.org not only makes writing a letter simple through an easy to use website, but tech savvy users can then share that letter through Facebook and twitter, post to the online letter gallery and even copy media personalities on it.
"This revolutionizes communication with the government by creating transparency," said Paige Maurer-Wheeler, Founder of PurpleLetter.org. "By posting letters to the letter gallery, the content will become public- erasing any doubt that a letter has been sent and allowing the recipients to be held responsible for the will of the people."
PurpleLetter.org is a nonpartisan First-Class letter-writing tool, where the process of contacting elected officials, government agencies, special interest groups, lobbyists, media and advocacy groups has been simplified by an easy to use website and extensive online database. Not only can Americans send a letter to President Obama, but they can also copy their favorite media personality (Glenn Beck, Chris Matthews, etc) or special interest group (Right to Life, AIFD, NRA, etc) and take advantage of the letter gallery to virally promote their issue.
"With the advancement of search engines and Google alerts- elected officials will be able to see letters that are coming to them in the mail the minute they are posted in the online letter gallery and Americans can hold their elected officials accountable for the letters that are sent," said Wheeler.
There are historic examples of letter writers from the past, ranging from St. Paul and St. Peter to Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. "Putting your thoughts out there is just like planting a seed... and you can only expect your idea to grow and gain support if you have done so," said Wheeler.
Fees for sending out first-class PurpleLetter range from $0.99 to $1.29, depending on the number of recipients. International users can send letters anywhere in the United States for the same price. Bulk rates are also available. PurpleLetter welcomes all international users but especially looks forward to accommodating our U.S. servicemen and women abroad who fight daily for our freedom.