Mend America – CSU

With tuition hikes looming, Mend America sent this letter to the Trustee’s of the CSU’s. 

Mend America by committing to low cost higher education for California.  Don’t put the burden on students who struggle with food and housing insecurities. Imagine innovative and creative solutions to close the income inequality gap, while providing more full-time faculty, and the best education for California.

We await the boards response.




Mend America @ CAA

Frau Fiber wants you to Mend America, by supporting women who are running for office in your local, state and national primary elections.

Frau Fiber will be on site at 2018 College Art Association Conference, during the social textiles panel, Thursday 10:30 am.

Mend America Tech Pack SUPPORT WOMEN



One Year Anniversary

This past year Mend America has hosted seven events on college campus, three grass roots events in regional spaces, and we continue to persist and resist.  Take up your needle, thread, and pen and a let your critiques, rants, thank you’s and directives be heard!

To host your own Mend America event, email for a Communications kit, gather with friends, family, co-workers and strangers and come together to write a specific topic of interest, there are so many to address!

In solidarity

Frau Fiber

Sexual Harassment

The Message:

Thank You for Mending America, by fighting against sexual harassment in America’s capitol.  We have endured this problem for far too long, and I support you.

Sent To:

Congress Woman Jackie Speier
155 Bovet Rd, Suite 780 San Mateo CA 94402

Congress Woman Nancy Pelosi
90 7th Street, Suite 2-800 SF CA 94103

Senator Kristen Gillibrand
478 Russell Senate Bldg., Washington DC 20510

Mend America in support of DACA

Official communicaitons were sent to nine governors of the states that pressured #45 into recalling DACA.

Mend America sent the following communication:

As a US citizen, I am appalled by your states decision to instigate the termination of DACA. DACA recipients pay taxes, attend colleges and universities, and contribute to our communities. I urge you to work with your representatives to pass legislation providing a pathway to citizenship.


The communication was sent to the following governors:


Gov. Kay Ivey
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130


Gov. Asa Huthinson
500 Woodlane St, Little Rock, AR 72201


Gov. Butch Otter
700 W Jefferson St #228, Boise, ID 83720


Gov. Sam Brownback
Capitol, 300 SW 10th Ave., Ste. 241S
Topeka, KS 66612-1590


Gov. John Bel Edwards
Office of the Governor
PO Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804


Gov. Pete Ricketts
Lincoln Office/State Capitol:
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 94848
Lincoln, NE 68509-4848

South Carolina

Gov. Henry McMaster
1100 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201


Gov. Greg Abbot
1100 San Jacinto Blvd., Rm. 2.119
Austin, Texas 78701

West Virginia

Gov. Jim Justice
Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305


Mend America @ Long Beach Zine Fest

Frau Fiber and Faux Frau’s Lauren, Chantel and Judith, asked Zine Fest Attendees if they would like to “Mend America”, they distributed about 70 mend kits.  Some production occurred on site and went home with participants.

Mend America Production:

Gretchen is sending  her Mend America patch and hand written note as a thank you to Al Gore.  Photo by Betsy 

IMG_20170806_145404600.jpgFaux Frau Judith, is sending her patch to Elizabeth Warren, as a thank you for her service.



Mending Women’s Health

SAIC student Alison Dowd, will send her patch to the Chicago Women’s Health Center, thanking them for taking care of and mending bodies in spite of our current administrations attempts to take agency away from women and trans individuals.mend america_adowd.jpg