"I Wish to Say" grew out of artist Sheryl Oring's concern that not enough voices were being heard about the state-of-affairs in this country and her belief in the value of free expression that is guaranteed under our Constitution. For this project, Oring sets up a portable public office—complete with a manual typewriter—and invites people to dictate postcards to the President. This ongoing project began in 2004 with a commission from The First Amendment Project in Oakland, CA, and has had two national tours thanks to grant support from the Creative Capital Foundation. To date, more than 3,200 postcards have been sent to the White House as part of this project. Sheryl Oring and the Oakland Book Festival encourage you to send one to President Trump today.