Friday, January 19, 2007

Have You Written YOUR Letter to Congress?

Every time another "Letter to Congress" postcard arrives at New Moon, it makes my day!

So far, we've heard from girls in California, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Thanks, girls--we can't wait to bring your voices to Congress!

If you haven't sent a postcard yet, click here to get started!


Anonymous said...

I have some stuff on my mind, but I don't know if I should write a postcard. I mean, I'm Canadian, I have NO voice in this.

New Moon said...

You definitely have a voice in this! If you want to write something to the Canadian Parliament, you can send us your postcard and we WILL deliver it to your lawmakers. In addition, if you have something you'd like to say to the U.S. Congress, your opinion is VERY importante. Decisions made in U.S. Congress affect people in other countries, so they should hear from people outside the U.S. Either way, I really hope you will write!

New Moon said...

Rhea, 11, recently shared her opinion about our Jan/Feb 2007 cover art:

"I was just on your website and i saw the cover for the new moon magazine for Jan/Feb 2007. It has a picture of a girl holding the American flag and the Whitehouse is in front of her. I am from Canada and i know this is an american magizine but i dont think that many Canadians or other girls from differnt countrys will apreciate all the American symbols. As i said it is an American magazine but you sell it to many other Country's so i was wondering if you could use pictures that reflect all girls, still send us a message, but not a message only some of us can enjoy."

Dear Rhea:

When the Girls Editorial Board was discussing the cover art for this issue, they talked about our international readers. They didn't want girls from outside the U.S. to feel excluded when they saw the U.S. flag and the capitol building. However, the GEB felt it was very important that members of Congress be able to instantly recognize this magazine as something THEY should read.

Choosing the cover art is one of the GEB's most difficult tasks, and it often involves a long discussion and heated debate. In the end, the GEB decided to go with a world map in the background, to show that the girl carrying the flag represents not just girls in the U.S., but also around the world.

It's OK to disagree with the GEB's decision. Thanks for writing and sharing your opinion!