What if we told you that the U.S. Postal Service could promote racial justice?
That’s right, your local post office can help close the racial wealth gap. By expanding USPS capabilities beyond money orders to other affordable banking services, the post office can act as a great equalizer in financial services.
This change would save half of Black Americans an average of $2,880 in fees each year and more than $86,000 in fees across a lifetime — or two years of family income for the median Black family. “Systemic equality” also means strengthening institutions like the USPS to close the racial wealth gap.
How do we make this a reality? Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 25 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT, for the next Systemic Equality Action Session focusing on postal banking.
During this action session, you’ll hear from two champions of postal banking — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and president of the American postal workers union Mark Dimondstein, as well as the ACLU’s own Rakim Brooks in a conversation about how we can expand postal financial services.
Then, we’ll move to action — you’ll learn about how to put your personal story to use and have a compelling, impactful conversation with your senator or their staff. We’ll teach you how to make the most of those conversations, and you’ll come away ready to email, call, and even meet with your senator about critical issues like Postal Banking.
While it’s easy and important to sign the occasional petition, grassroots organizing is how we make big change — and it’s what we’re doing on Thursday, March 25.