Vote for me I will help you out

When 13 years of age and a pupil at Perkins School for the Blind, John Beaulieu wrote the following Braille letter to then President Dwight D. Eisenhower after winning a mock stump speech contest in school. With assistance from his teacher – she wrote out the words above the Braille – John’s letter even illicited a reply from ‘Ike’ which can be seen here.


Perkins School For The Blind
Watertown Mass.

Dear Ike,

I decided to write you a little speech which might help you to win the election.

Vote for me I will help you out. I will lower the prices and also your tax bill. I also will help the negroes, so that they may go to school.

Good luck in November.

John Beaulieu

Age 13 Grade Six