Honor Harvey Milk's Legacy with a USPS Stamp
  • Petitioned recommendation to the Postmaster General

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recommendation to the Postmaster General

Honor Harvey Milk's Legacy with a USPS Stamp

    1. Sponsored by

      National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

We have a chance to honor Harvey Milk's legacy and celebrate his contributions to the LGBT community – and the nation – through a commemorative stamp.

As one of the first openly gay men elected to public office in the United States, and as the first in California, Milk inspired a generation of activists and continues to be a lasting symbol in the fight for full equality. As a 2009 recipient of the Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, Harvey Milk has already been nationally recognized as a pioneer in the fight for civil rights of gays and lesbians. 

Just in time for his 80th Birthday, it’s time to honor Harvey Milk with an official US Postal Service stamp. A stamp, which would be sent around the world and collected for generations to come, would demonstrate our national pride in Milk’s accomplishments and the recognition of the LGBT community that he fought for.

Sign on to this letter urging the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee to recommend a stamp in honor of Harvey Milk to the Postmaster General. Sign on before May 22nd, Milk’s 80th birthday!

 

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    1. Reached 10,000 signatures
    2. United States Postal Service: Harvey Milk Stamp Under Consideration

      Change.org received a statement from the United States Postal Service (USPS) in response to a petition with more than 8,000 signatures started by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force urging USPS to make a stamp honoring Harvey Milk.
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    3. Rep. Nacy Pelosi spoke about Harvey Milk on Harvey Milk Day

    4. Wow! More than 8,000 people have signed this petition. Please share this petition with your friends, so we can put pressure on the Citiznes' Stamp Advisory Committee to honor Harvey Milk .

    5. Reached 8 signatures
    6. The Seattle Lesbian blog encouraged all of their readers to sign and share this petition

    7. Reached 7 signatures
    8. Celebrate Harvey Milk's Birthday with a Postage Stamp

      This weekend there will be celebrations throughout California and the United States for Harvey Milk's birthday on May 22.
      Harvey Milk was a pioneer for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights. He was the first non-incombant openly gay...

    9. Reached 7 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • kemal baris ILBI ISTANBUL, TURKEY
      • over 2 years ago

      Although I'm a bisexual Turkish citizen, living in Istanbul, Turkey .I surely respect Harvey Milk since the effects of what he was trying to do was not just local but also global that's why I have decided to sign this petition.

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    • kemal baris ILBI ISTANBUL, TURKEY
      • over 2 years ago

      Although I'm a bisexual Turkish citizen living in Istanbul, Turkey.I surely respect Harvey Milk since the effects of what he was trying to do was not just local but also global. That's why I have decided to sign this petition.

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    • kai zager SAN JOSE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      he deserves this

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    • Avis Marie Sandar SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it would be the right thing to do!

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    • Jesse Noble SHERMAN OAKS, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because this man deserves the recognition that he was assassinated over!!

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