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Our Goal 

Stop the current and future sales of Post Offices that have been bought and payed for by the people

The Strategy

Combine forces across the country to mount a more concentrated, forceful fight

 

The National Post Office Collaborate is responding to the dismantling,  relocation, closure and sales of the USPS, including historic and architecturally significant properties and works of art.  Our postal service was created in 1775 and is accessible to US residents across the country because our post offices have been conveniently located in town and city centers.  It is also enshrined in our Constitution.   The mission of the National Post Office Collaborate is to prevent further loss of irreplaceable resources to ensure they remain in the public domain.

The USPS is in financial trouble, but this stems from a manufactured crisis caused by the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), an Act of Congress. And yet, the USPS continues to provide reliable, efficient, and quick mail delivery at a fraction of the cost charged by its private sector competitors, who would hardly be bothered to deliver, say, a birthday greeting in one or two days for $.46!  While many might think that selling post office buildings might be a great way to raise cash, the USPS' decision to divest itself of valuable real estate and art is likely to increase its financial difficulties rather than resolve them.  The reality is that this short-term gain will be offset by a long-term leasehold obligation in a new facility.

It is not in the interest of the people of the United States to lose valuable and treasured resources. We own our Post Offices; our parents and grandparents paid for them.

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"There was a time when the people of this country would not have thought that the inheritance of art belonged to them or that they had responsibilities to guard it. A few generations ago, the people of this country were often taught by their writers and by their critics and by their teachers to believe that art was something foreign to America and to themselves—something imported from another continent, something from an age which was not theirs—something they had no part in, save to go to see it in some guarded room on holidays or Sundays.

 But recently, within the last few years—yes, in our lifetime-they have discovered that they have a part. They have seen in their own towns, in their own villages, in schoolhouses, in post offices, in the back rooms of shops and stores, pictures painted by their sons, their neighbors—people they have known and lived beside and talked to. They have seen, across these last few years, rooms full of painting and sculpture by Americans, walls covered with painting by Americans- some of it good, some of it not so good, but all of it native, human, eager, and alive- all of it painted by their own kind in their own country, and painted about things that they know and look at often and have touched and loved.

 The people of this country know now, whatever they were taught or thought they knew before, that art is not something just to be owned but something to be made: that it is the act of making and not the act of owning that is art. And knowing this they know also that art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all the living and creating peoples—all who make and build; and, most of all, the young and vigorous peoples who have made and built our present wide country."

 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dedication of the

National Gallery of Art, March 17, 1941.

 

Jacquelyn McCormick, Executive Director

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commented 2015-05-15 05:42:40 -0700 · Flag
commented 2015-02-23 06:46:42 -0800 · Flag
About National Post Office Collaborate http://bit.ly/1B55qxo via @savepostoffices
commented 2015-01-02 14:21:19 -0800 · Flag
Thank you for this info
commented 2013-11-06 18:42:25 -0800 · Flag
TY :)
commented 2013-03-26 10:43:04 -0700 · Flag
Selling postal properties (some historic) is part of the plan to shut us down and privatize our services.