Black Love Letters Support the USPS - Black Lives Matter
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Black Love Letters Support the USPS

With federal desegregation in the early 1920s, the postal service became one of the first and largest opportunities for Black people to become a part of the middle class. Today, nearly 50% of postal workers are Black and brown folks. For the everyday Black worker, the postal service has represented the dignified, stable employment they deserve and are often refused elsewhere. To defund the USPS would be to deny future generations this opportunity and dishonor the legacy of Black postal workers.

Now, we’re taking this matter into our own hands by writing and sending #BlackLoveLetters through USPS. In our #BlackLoveLetters video, we asked parents to write love letters to their children. Their letters embody everything our movement stands for: why Black Lives Matter.