"The People's Postal Service: No One Gets Left Off the List" Holiday Ad

January 23, 2020

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(This article first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

The APWU initiated and led U.S. Mail Not for Sale campaign launched another professionally produced advertisement in support of the public Postal Service. The actors were volunteers, including our own Nate Walker, President of the SC State APWU.

With the same comical but serious tone as the previous three ads produced since the White House OMB advocated for selling and privatizing the USPS, the ad focused on the similarities between a baker who makes Holiday cookies and ships them to friends and family, and postal workers who also have a “recipe” for getting all the holiday mail to who it needs to go to.

There also was a focus on the next Postmaster General, and how that selection by the Board of Governors could have a big effect on the public Postal Service.

The narrator stated:

Kate has a special recipe,

And so do postal workers.

Hers has been in the family for generations.

The U.S. Postal Service is right there in the Constitution.

She measures, we meter;

She sifts, we sort.

But one ingredient is exactly the same:

No one gets left off the list.

The next Postmaster General should protect universal home delivery,

And keep public ownership of the U.S. Mail.

No one else guarantees reasonable rates and delivery to every address on Kate’s list.

The people’s Postal Service. Keep it. It’s yours.

The advertisement swept through Facebook, hitting over 5 million newsfeeds. It also played on television during the “feel-good” holiday line up on stations like Food Network and Lifetime, to raise general public awareness.

The ad created even more buzz when media outlets like Fortune reported on it after its release.

If you haven’t seen the video yet, click here! 


Join OUR Fight Against the Sale of the People’s Post Office

2020 is set to be a year of significant challenges for postal workers. With continued pressure to privatize from the White House and Treasury Department on the USPS, the public Postal Service is in serious jeopardy.

Postal workers are prepared to stop any efforts by the Postmaster General to sell off postal services to private corporations.

If you have not yet, please join the US Mail Not for Sale campaign. Go to usmailnotforsale.org and learn more about the APWU-led campaign. Sign up for email and text alerts. Go to the campaign’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Just like the Stop Staples dirty deal, together postal workers can overcome any attempts to sell off and lesson our valuable services to the people of this country.

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