Mail Across America - Mail a Postcard or Letter Daily
Open for submissions for our upcoming Postcard Poetry anthology: Find an old postcard, write a poem. See peterboroughpoetryproject.org/contests for details..
URGENT: One of the most important action items we can take to save USPS is to inundate Congress to let our Senators and Representatives know we want USPS to thrive and to keep service as a top priority. Urge them to provide emergency funding to see USPS through a time of diminished mail volumes brought about by the pandemic. See our Vote by Mail page for links to contact information for Congress. See our Home page for the PMG’s address. Urge him to make and keep service as a top priority.
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) started out as the Post Office, and its basic role is provided for in our Constitution. USPS is supported by its customers when they buy stamps and use its services; generally not by taxes. USPS plays a vital role in the lives of many - especially the elderly, people with poor internet service, employees in the mailing industry, many small businesses (including booksellers) and folks who like the sensation of mailing and receiving mail. Many people still pay their bills by mail and send greeting cards and letters to family and friends. USPS is in financial trouble and may cease to operate soon if we do nothing.
ACTION: We can’t return to “normal,” and many of us feel powerless to do anything meaningful. However, there is something we can do together that is simple and inexpensive to help save the Postal Service, while enhancing our contact with our family, friends, and those in isolation. What you’ll find here are ideas to mail more often while keeping your costs down. If the Postal Service goes under, more than 7 million people will lose their jobs – not just postal employees, but people who are behind all the mail that is generated and mailed. See our "Action Ideas" page for examples of what you can do - with the hope that each of us will in turn encourage dozens of others to join us. See "Vote by Mail" page for contact info for U.S. Senators and Representatives and the White House.
WRITE TO THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ~
Mr. Louis DeJoy
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington DC 20260
Or at home: Louis DeJoy/806 Country Club Dr/Greensboro NC 27408
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Contact the Postal Service Board of Governors by mail at:
USPS – Board of Governors
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington DC 20260
Here are their names and email addresses:
Roman Martinez IV, Member,
Donald L. Moak, Member,
WHAT'S NEW ~ ~ Poetry swap with friends and family. Write a short one on a postcard or a longer one and enclose with a note in an envelope. Nice surprise and a great way to share poetry with support of the Postal Service. Do it today. In fact, send us a postcard at the address below. Visit peterboroughpoetryproject.org for the latest in contests and poems and info about our two new books. Email peterboroughpoetry AT gmail.com to sign up for biweekly poetry news.
~ There are many reasons to write your U.S. Senators and Representatives. See links for their addresses near the bottom of our "Vote by Mail" page.