WASHINGTON - Since President Obama shut down White House tours citing the sequester 2.3 percent budget cut as the reason, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-6) suggests kids, moms and dads send the cartoon character Flat Stanley to the White House or to Roskam's West Chicago district office. Congressman Roskam says he will personally get those Flat Stanleys into the Capitol for a tour. If boys and girls aren't welcomed to DC because of the sequester, maybe little ol' Flat Stanley will be.
Here's the plan: Below the fold, find a Flat Stanley you can enlarge, print on heavy paper, color and cut out. Think about where you'd like Flat Stanley to go in Washington DC, tell Congressman Roskam when you send your Flat Stanley to him and he'll do his best to get Flat there and back to you.
“Instead of keeping the White House open and cutting other wasteful things in the federal government – like luxury wine tours for government employees – the president decided that you can’t come to the White House. Well, if you can’t come to the White House, Flat Stanley can," Congressman Roskam says. "And I hope that you’ll #SendFlatStanley to the White House or #SendFlatStanley to my district office in West Chicago and we’ll take Flat Stanley to the United States Capitol and other places around Washington, D.C.
Roskam invites anyone coming to Washington DC for spring break to the Capitol, which will still be open.
"We’re going to be having a reception on March 28 from 11 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon," Roskam said. "Track Flat Stanley on our Facebook page and we’ll keep you posted.”
Send your Flat Stanley to the White House, 1600 Pennsylvnia Avenue, Washington DC - and tweet #SendFlatStanley to the White House. To get Flat Stanley to Congressman Roskam, send him to
Congressman Peter Roskam
2700 International Drive, Suite 304
West Chicago, IL 60185