Organizers of the Send-A-Brick Project estimate their campaign to communicate U.S.-Mexican border control concerns has dispatched 12,000-plus concrete
Organizers of the Send-A-Brick Project estimate their campaign to communicate U.S.-Mexican border control concerns has dispatched 12,000-plus concrete paver and clay wall units to members of Congress. As noted at www.Send-A-Brick.com, The Project was created by concerned citizens to send bricks to Washington encouraging Congress to stand tough on border security. Each brick sends Senators and Representatives a message that we want our border secured before any other action is taken on illegal immigration.
Under a heading and Take-A-Stand. Build-A-Wall. Secure our Borders! tagline, the site provides prospective campaign participants Buy-A-Brick or Send-A-Brick functions. The $11.95 Buy option offers instant online processing for forwarding a masonry unit to Capitol Hill targets; the do-it-yourself Send option contains directories of House and Senate members by state. As of late June, the Buy-A-Brick window noted processing of more than 12,500 unit orders. Photos posted at www.send-a-brick.com/pics.htm show the campaign has used concrete pavers and clay brick wall units, a combination also apparent in a May 31 New York Times photo of a loading dock at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. An accompanying story noted that New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett had encouraged colleagues to donate any Send-A-Brick units to a Virginia Habitat for Humanity resale store.