Coalition to Deliver 150K Signatures to Postmaster General Brennan
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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Joins Coalition Leaders to Deliver More Than 150,000 Petition Signatures to the Postmaster General in Support of Postal Banking
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(Washington, DC) The Campaign for Postal Banking and dozens of national consumer, labor and civic organizations will deliver more than 150,000 petition signatures to U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan on Thursday, December 17 at 10:00am ET. The petition calls for immediate action to establish low-cost financial services in the nation’s 30,000 U.S. Post Offices.
Right now, nearly 28 percent of U.S. households are underserved by traditional banks and are forced to turn to payday lenders, check cashers, and other financial predators, spending on average 10 percent of their income on fees and services. These services are part of an industry that rakes in $103 billion a year at the expense of the most financially vulnerable.
Who: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia
Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Minister, Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
Melanie Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
Rich Fiesta, Executive Director, Alliance for Retired Americans
Alex Lawson, Executive Director, Social Security Works
Roger Hickey, Co-Director, Campaign for America’s Future
What: Delivery of 150,000 + Signatures to U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan
When: Thursday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Where: U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC
For more information, please visit CampaignforPostalBanking.org
Participating Organizations: A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service, Alliance for Retired Americans, Americans for Financial Reform, American Federation of Government Employees, American Postal Workers Union, Brave New Films, Campaign for America’s Future, Campaign for Postal Banking, Center for Effective Government, Center for Study of Responsive Law, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Commonomics USA, Communications Workers of America, Consumer Action, Daily Kos, Deluge, Democracy for America, Essential Information, Farm Aid, Hightower Lowdown, Jobs with Justice, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National People’s Action, People for the American Way, Progressive Democrats of America, Public Citizen, Social Security Works, United for a Fair Economy and USAction.