Power to the Pizza
One of the pillars of our democracy is that our local and state representatives work for us: The People. When something is rotten in Denmark, it’s our duty to let our rep know because ultimately they vote to change it. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or on in the penthouse of a giant, solid gold, monolithic New York skyscraper), you’ve probably noticed a lot of people aren’t too happy with President Trump’s cabinet picks.
Betsy DeVos in particular, the billionaire who will be handed the keys to the public educationmobile, has sparked arguably the largest outrage yet. Letters, phone calls, and emails were flooding the offices of senators urging them to not allow the inept DeVos to flush our education system down a very expensive, privatized toilet. When Julia Silge, a concerned citizen of Utah, could not get through to her senator’s office due to the overflow- she got creative…
Check Out the “Special Instructions”
After realizing that her voice was not being heard by her senator, Julia Silge decided to send Utah’s Orrin Hatch a creative message… via the “special instructions” on a pizza box.
They Actually Delivered It
The awesomeness of this woman cannot be explained; she even made sure to order Sen. Hatch a Hawaiian pizza (pineapple and ham) because “it’s a divisive, controversial choice, much like Betsy DeVos.” Savage!!
Someone check in with the Vatican and find out if a $10 tip on a $13 pizza is grounds for canonization.
“Here’s Your Zaa!”
Unfortunately, the pizza never made it to Senator Hatch’s office on account of it not being a “confirmed delivery”… but Julia Silge’s creative attempt at being heard was not in vain.
Throughout the ordeal, @juliasilge was tweeting every step of the way and by the time it was all over, millions were tuned in. Many saw her attempt as inspiring for others to take action of their own.
The senator’s office even released a statement…