A coalition of labor, civil rights, consumer, religious and community organizations have called on the current postmaster general, Megan Brennan, to ensure that her successor is committed to keeping the U.S. Postal Service a public entity in the face of White House consideration of a privatization plan.
The Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service delivered a petition of over 400,000 signatures to Brennan, encouraging the USPS Board of Governors to consider the privatization issue in their selection of a new postmaster general.
“The fight we have here is essential to the civil rights of all Americans,” Hilary Shelton, director of the Washington Bureau of the NAACP, said in remarks at a Monday rally to keep USPS public.
“We know what the postal service means to the fabric of the United States of America.”