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Stop the Postal Sell-off: Say NO to a Privatizer as the Postmaster General

Members of A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service have collected more than 350,000 signatures on our petition regarding the next Postmaster General. Thanks to all of you who helped share and circulate the petition to your members and to the public.  Together, we’re ready to show the postal board that the American public demand a PMG that supports the public mission of the Postal Service and will stand up to defend our national treasure against the privatizers at the gate.

We’re organizing a petition delivery event at USPS HQ, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SE at 12:00 noon on Monday, January 6.

In light of the Administration’s influence on the Board and the White House’s demonstrated hostility to the mission of the public Postal Service, we have serious concerns that the Board could appoint an outright privatizer as the next PMG.  We’re organizing postal workers, allies and members of the public onto a petition to the Postal Board of Governors. We think this is a crucial front in our struggle to preserve quality, affordable, public Postal Service and the many thousands of community-sustaining jobs USPS supports.

In July 2018 the White House announced proposals to privatize the Postal Service. Now Postmaster General Megan Brennan has announced her departure as Postmaster General in January 2020. The Postmaster General has wide powers to shape the mission of USPS and there is a real risk that Brennan’s successor could hand over parts of the service to private, profit-making corporations and prepare it for a wholesale sell-off. The people will rightly expect a new Postmaster General who will uphold the Postal Service’s public mission and will work to preserve and enhance our national treasure.

SIGN THE PETITION TODAY

We, the undersigned, believe in a public Postal Service committed to providing quality service to everyone, no matter who they are or where they live, at reasonable and uniform rates. Our United States Postal Service is an essential part of the fabric of the country and a source of good, living wage jobs for our communities. We call on you to appoint a Postmaster General who is fully committed to universal service and the public ownership of the Postal Service.

Download a PDF version of the petition here.

Sign the online petition here.

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