In an effort to encourage support of the USPS, Black Lives Matter is rolling out their “Write Black Love Letters” campaign. The initiative features re-imaginings of stamps and reminds people to send letters to one another, especially during this time of isolation ahead of the holidays.
The featured artists include: Damon Davis, Jessi Jumanji, and Lauren Halsey.
This new venture is also leaning into the deep history of Black people and the post office, and how postal jobs have always provided economic stability to us. According to the USPS’s website, the company has long been a place where women and minorities can work and be valued, citing that 21% of employees are Black and women comprising 40% of their workforce. Even when it was not a popular practice to employ women and minorities, the post office was there supporting us. Now, they need our support.