Washington, DC – The Package Coalition, a diverse group of America’s leading retailers, e-commerce and logistics companies, has launched a $2.3 million media campaign in support of emergency relief funding for the U.S. Postal Service. The ad will run initially in eight states on broadcast and cable television along with a 60-second radio ad in eight states – Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Utah and West Virginia.
“Keep USPS Delivering” urges Americans to call their Senators in support of the Postal Service Emergency Assistance Act. This legislation would create a $25 billion fund to restore financial stability for the Postal Service, which has faced declining revenue, increased emergency costs and has been handling increased package volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Since the pandemic first shut down much of the United States, postal workers have been on the front lines delivering food, medications and other essential goods to the American people,” said Package Coalition Chairman John McHugh. “The Postal Service is crucial to the well-being of the American people and to our nation’s economy. We urge the Senate to pass the Postal Service Emergency Assistance Act and protect the essential services that the Postal Service provides for all Americans.”
The TV ad can be viewed on YouTube here.
About The Package Coalition
The Package Coalition is an alliance of America’s top retail, e-commerce and logistics companies committed to preserving reliable and affordable postal package delivery services. The Postal Service delivers packages directly to the doorstep of more than 157 million delivery addresses across the country, contributing trillions of dollars to the US economy and supporting millions of jobs and small and medium sized businesses. For more information on The Package Coalition, visit www.packagecoalition.org and follow us on Twitter @PkgCoalition.
Members of the Package Coalition include CVS Health, Columbia Sporting Goods, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, Pitney Bowes, Etsy, Ebay, Sorel, Amazon, Retail Industry Leaders Association, National Retail Federation, Frontgate, Express Scripts, Ballard Designs, QVC, Publishers Clearing House, Zulily, Prana, OSM, International Paper, Mountain Hardware, Home Shopping Network, Garnet Hill, Pirate Ship and more.