thurisazsalail:

feminismandmedia:

LPT: Don’t throw your junk mail away. Use it to to help the USPS instead!

Next time you get a credit card offer in the mail, or a junk piece of mail that includes a prepaid envelope or postcard, don’t throw it away! Send the envelope back with a blank sheet of paper inside, or don’t fill the postcard out, but still send it back. The company that sent it to you had to pay the USPS for postage on each one they get back. This is a way to support the USPS by doing very little, and sticking it to the annoying companies that want all of your money.

In the 90s we would send companies “hate mail” by stuffing prepaid envelopes with things like ‘blanks’ (flat heavy metal pieces), a roofing shingle) and layers of other competitors’ mail or junk news. This is because the company would have to pay more upon recieving the junk mail. It eats into them. It actually somewhat reduced our junk mail returnables, I think. 

Send that mail y’all. 

New mail sorting machine at Grand Junction USPS annex thrown out

New mail sorting machine at Grand Junction USPS annex thrown out

‘What the heck are you doing?’ DeJoy hearing erupts as Dem lawmaker slams the postmaster for ‘screwing up’ mail delivery

‘What the heck are you doing?’ DeJoy hearing erupts as Dem lawmaker slams the postmaster for ‘screwing up’ mail delivery

gallusrostromegalus:

chaotic-archaeologist:

jomiddlemarch:

FINALLY, A PRESSURE POINT TO FIGHT USPS SABOTAGE:

LOTS of calls and emails to USPS Board of Governors.

Ready, set, go. We know how to do this. Be concerned, firm, polite.

Louis DeJoy, the Postmaster General and Trump appointee who is now dismantling the USPS on behalf of Trump, “serves at the pleasure of” and reports to the 6-member USPS Board of Governors. These six men have the power & duty to #StopDeJoy & prevent Election Day chaos.

5 of the 6 are Trump appointees, but retired Harvard lawyer (CCJ, @NastyOldWomyn) contributing this info on Twitter is clear that a relentless barrage of calls, emails, and other callings-out will absolutely get their attention. She says:

· I’ve represented Boards as a lawyer, and I know “this kind of attention is not what they’ve signed up for. It’s disruptive to their day jobs, which is where they make their money.”

· “None of the members wants to suffer reputational damage from overseeing the meltdown of USPS during a pandemic. They do NOT want to be in the spotlight, so SHINE IT BRIGHT!”

· “Board members HATE being contacted, HATE having their phone mailboxes fill up with messages, HATE being inundated with emails and letters. And, oh, they would HATE being picketed at work, if someone decided to start a demonstration.”

· In contacting these 6 Board members, “I plan to be polite but firm about my fury about the recent deterioration of USPS’s service, giving personal & family examples regarding medication & veterans services, & expressing my distrust of & dissatisfaction with the performance of PG DeJoy. In my experience, rudeness NEVER helps.

Call & email each of the 6 USPS Board of Governors.

Tell them who & what you are (a retiree? Veteran?), what you & family rely on the USPS for in this pandemic, how DeJoy’s changes are disrupting that & causing stress. Express worry about Vote-by-Mail.

Their emails: directoraccessmailbox@cigna.com; lee.moak@moakgroup.com; roman@rmiv.com; ron.bloom@brookfield.com; barger.jim@gmail.com; mduncan@inezdepositbank.com.

Tagging @fericita-s @broadwaybaggins @mercurygray @tortoisesshells @britishdetectives @amarguerite @incognito-princess @sassy-doctor-foster @the-spaztic-fantastic to get some traction

To make it a little easier, here’s an email message that you can send:

Dear Sirs,

I write to express my outrage at the actions being taken against the USPS at this critical moment in our country’s history. The Postal Service is an important utility for many people, and any efforts to make it anything other than its best are reprehensible. Please consider speaking with Donald Trump and the Postmaster General about reversing the sanctions that have been put on the USPS in recent months.

Yours truly,

Your Name

And here’s a phone script:

Dear Mr. [Last Name] I am calling to ask you, as a member of the USPS Board of Governors, take action against efforts to slow down the mail service. The USPS is a vital institution to our country and making it less effective will cause irreparable harm. Thank you.

Also here are the phone numbers since it could be hard to tell from the picture:

Robert M. Duncan (606) 298-3511

John M. Barger (626) 460-6321 and (213) 629-8356

Ron A. Bloom (212) 417-7000 and (212) 978-1707

Roman Martinez IV (212) 634-1190, (917) 892-4008, and (917)-270-4608

Donald L. Moak (202) 838-3800

William D. Zollars (913) 696-6100, (913) 232-8068, and (415) 394-9000

Things to Remember:

1. Change up the script a bit in emails and on the phone so you’re not written off as a Bot/paid astroturf.

2. Got an Etsy or Redbubble?  You’re a Concerned Small Business Owner worried about keeping up service to your clients and rising costs.
Mail anything to a friend in the last year? the Slowdown is affecting your ability to stay in touch with people during the Pandemic.
Reccive any kind of package? even if it was off amazon, odds are it was actually delivered by the USPS.  The slowdown is effecting your ability to reccive vital materials and home goods during the Pandemic.

3. Remember that making threats of violence or other Harm is a Felony. They’re jackasses, but we’re not going to stopp to thier level, nor give them the opportunity to use justified rage against us.

gallusrostromegalus:

chaotic-archaeologist:

jomiddlemarch:

FINALLY, A PRESSURE POINT TO FIGHT USPS SABOTAGE:

LOTS of calls and emails to USPS Board of Governors.

Ready, set, go. We know how to do this. Be concerned, firm, polite.

Louis DeJoy, the Postmaster General and Trump appointee who is now dismantling the USPS on behalf of Trump, “serves at the pleasure of” and reports to the 6-member USPS Board of Governors. These six men have the power & duty to #StopDeJoy & prevent Election Day chaos.

5 of the 6 are Trump appointees, but retired Harvard lawyer (CCJ, @NastyOldWomyn) contributing this info on Twitter is clear that a relentless barrage of calls, emails, and other callings-out will absolutely get their attention. She says:

· I’ve represented Boards as a lawyer, and I know “this kind of attention is not what they’ve signed up for. It’s disruptive to their day jobs, which is where they make their money.”

· “None of the members wants to suffer reputational damage from overseeing the meltdown of USPS during a pandemic. They do NOT want to be in the spotlight, so SHINE IT BRIGHT!”

· “Board members HATE being contacted, HATE having their phone mailboxes fill up with messages, HATE being inundated with emails and letters. And, oh, they would HATE being picketed at work, if someone decided to start a demonstration.”

· In contacting these 6 Board members, “I plan to be polite but firm about my fury about the recent deterioration of USPS’s service, giving personal & family examples regarding medication & veterans services, & expressing my distrust of & dissatisfaction with the performance of PG DeJoy. In my experience, rudeness NEVER helps.

Call & email each of the 6 USPS Board of Governors.

Tell them who & what you are (a retiree? Veteran?), what you & family rely on the USPS for in this pandemic, how DeJoy’s changes are disrupting that & causing stress. Express worry about Vote-by-Mail.

Their emails: directoraccessmailbox@cigna.com; lee.moak@moakgroup.com; roman@rmiv.com; ron.bloom@brookfield.com; barger.jim@gmail.com; mduncan@inezdepositbank.com.

Tagging @fericita-s @broadwaybaggins @mercurygray @tortoisesshells @britishdetectives @amarguerite @incognito-princess @sassy-doctor-foster @the-spaztic-fantastic to get some traction

To make it a little easier, here’s an email message that you can send:

Dear Sirs,

I write to express my outrage at the actions being taken against the USPS at this critical moment in our country’s history. The Postal Service is an important utility for many people, and any efforts to make it anything other than its best are reprehensible. Please consider speaking with Donald Trump and the Postmaster General about reversing the sanctions that have been put on the USPS in recent months.

Yours truly,

Your Name

And here’s a phone script:

Dear Mr. [Last Name] I am calling to ask you, as a member of the USPS Board of Governors, take action against efforts to slow down the mail service. The USPS is a vital institution to our country and making it less effective will cause irreparable harm. Thank you.

Also here are the phone numbers since it could be hard to tell from the picture:

Robert M. Duncan (606) 298-3511

John M. Barger (626) 460-6321 and (213) 629-8356

Ron A. Bloom (212) 417-7000 and (212) 978-1707

Roman Martinez IV (212) 634-1190, (917) 892-4008, and (917)-270-4608

Donald L. Moak (202) 838-3800

William D. Zollars (913) 696-6100, (913) 232-8068, and (415) 394-9000

Things to Remember:

1. Change up the script a bit in emails and on the phone so you’re not written off as a Bot/paid astroturf.

2. Got an Etsy or Redbubble?  You’re a Concerned Small Business Owner worried about keeping up service to your clients and rising costs.
Mail anything to a friend in the last year? the Slowdown is affecting your ability to stay in touch with people during the Pandemic.
Reccive any kind of package? even if it was off amazon, odds are it was actually delivered by the USPS.  The slowdown is effecting your ability to reccive vital materials and home goods during the Pandemic.

3. Remember that making threats of violence or other Harm is a Felony. They’re jackasses, but we’re not going to stopp to thier level, nor give them the opportunity to use justified rage against us.