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Feb 16, 2015

National Coalition/Black Women's Roundtable Joins "Grand Alliance" Coalition to Save Public Postal Service.

Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and convener of the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR), today joined members of the American Postal Workers, CWA and other religious and advocacy organizations at DC's National Press Club for the launch of more than 60 organization member coalition to save the public postal service system. “The NCBCP and BWR have joined the Grand Alliance to help ensure the US Postal Service remains a public service for the American people, a role to post office has played for over 220 years. It is important for the American people to raise our voices to stop attempts by special money interests to undermine the role of the post office for their private corporate gain. The post office is an American treasure and so are its employees. The Postal Service Act was signed by President George Washington on February 20, 1792. And through the hard work of its employees, our nation's post offices have faithfully served our nation's communities big, small, rural and urban." said Campbell," For thousands of Americans a job at the post office has been a gateway to the middle class. These proposed measures by the postal service would have a dramatic income of economic viability in our communities, she added. "We encourage our affiliates to support the campaign."

For more information about the campaign, click here.

To watch a video for the "Grand Alliance" campaign narrated by actor Danny Glover click here.

The National Coalition, founded in 1976, creates and enlightens communities by building institutional capacity that provides and develops leadership. By educating, motivating, organizing, and mobilizing Black communities, the National Coalition seeks to encourage full participation in a barrier-free democratic process. The National Coalition works to expand, strengthen, and empower communities to make voting and civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition.

The Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) is the women and girls empowerment arm of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. The BWR promotes health and wellness, economic security and sustainability, education and global empowerment. BWR established its Intergenerational Policy Network in 2008, which is comprised of a diverse group of Black women civic leaders representing international, national, regional, and state-based organizations and institutions. Together, the BWR membership represents the issues and concerns of millions of Black people who live across the United States and around the world. For more information visit

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