'Dear Don': Union Square Visitors Dump Trump With Personalized Valentines
On a day when many send expressions of love, the members of Indivisible SF took a different tack: protesting President Trump and his administration, one "Dear Don" letter at a time.
Standing in Union Square, the group enticed visitors to “break up” with the Trump administration by writing cathartic messages on heart-shaped valentines, which the group then shared on its Twitter feed and read aloud to passersby.
"Dear Don, Please don’t leave YOUR heart in San Francisco,” one participant read aloud over a megaphone, quoting the beloved Tony Bennett ballad.
Indivisible SF, which started in January, has 200 members and 2,000 subscribers to its mailing list. Like the many Indivisible groups that have sprung up around the country since Trump's election, it encourages citizens to contact their representatives in Congress to express opposition to the President's policies.
“Most of us have day jobs, so we’re just out here for a lunchtime protest,” said Indivisible SF volunteer Emily Morris, who served as director of communications for the Valentine’s Day event.
By 12:30pm, Morris said, between 100 and 200 valentines had been written and submitted by Indivisible SF members and passersby in the Square. Members of the group also encouraged Valentine writers to contact their representatives, providing information for both California residents and visitors from out of state.
Here are some of the wittiest and most powerful valentines the group received: