Dear Jerry

“Dear Jerry” letters and art and must be sent to SN&R by end of day next Wednesday, December 15.

Please join us, dear readers, in creating an upcoming cover story that has the goal of welcoming California’s once and future governor, Jerry Brown, back to elected office.

We ask you to take time this week to write a quick note to Brown, a “Dear Jerry” letter. Yours can be filled with stories from the past, counsel for the future—whatever you’d like to tell Brown as he prepares to take on California’s top job.

Send your letters (no more than 150 words) to <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">{ document.write(String.fromCharCode(60,97,32,104,114,101,102,61,34,109,97,105,108,116,111,58,100,101,97,114,106,101,114,114,121,64,110,101,119,115,114,101,118,105,101,119,46,99,111,109,34,62,100,101,97,114,106,101,114,114,121,64,110,101,119,115,114,101,118,105,101,119,46,99,111,109,60,47,97,62)) } </script> by Wednesday, December 15. Be honest; don’t hold back; give advice; offer good wishes, admonishments; tell him how you really feel about the state and our future.

If you’re not a writer but would like to contribute to the issue, we also offer artists, digital designers and photo manipulators the chance to get involved. Send a creative visual representation of Jerry Brown to us at <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">{ document.write(String.fromCharCode(60,97,32,104,114,101,102,61,34,109,97,105,108,116,111,58,100,101,97,114,106,101,114,114,121,97,114,116,64,110,101,119,115,114,101,118,105,101,119,46,99,111,109,34,62,100,101,97,114,106,101,114,114,121,97,114,116,64,110,101,119,115,114,101,118,105,101,119,46,99,111,109,60,47,97,62)) } </script> by the same deadline—we’ll put the best one on our cover and print others in the issue and online.

We promise to make sure the “Dear Jerry” package gets to Brown himself before he officially takes up the reins of his new office, before we begin our collective, most ardently hoped for journey back to California’s future.