Save the USPS Permanently with The New Dealivery
Save the USPS Permanently with The New Dealivery
Why this petition matters
We have a plan to turn the post office into a modern tech giant while creating jobs and saving it from running out of money ever again.
Our plan massively increases USPS revenue and relevance in order to better serve American taxpayers with modern enhancements to its service.
Our plan guarantees retirement benefits to former, current, and future USPS employees. It also guarantees satisfaction to the seven postal unions and its members.
Our plan avoids USPS privatization.
Our plan already has bipartisan appeal according to a legislative legal firm we've talked to.
Our plan has been vetted by lawyers with experience working with the USPS and The Postal Regulatory Commission, and they are wildly excited about its potential.
Our plan will make the USPS more convenient, reliable, and exciting to interact with.
Our plan will restore the USPS to full respectability, and generate tremendous American pride by becoming a model for the rest of the world to follow.
With the current news cycle highlighting the financial troubles facing the USPS, a unique opportunity has presented itself for us to take the work we've put in across nine years of research and planning, and get started right now.
We need funding immediately to pay for the legal process involved with arranging virtual meetings with members of the House & Senate Appropriations Committees, as well as members of the leadership inside the USPS and the Postal Regulatory Commission, so that they will agree to fund a study of The New Dealivery, that will lead to legislative proposals to begin incorporating key elements, via an act of Congress. We anticipate needing $10,000 per month for 15 months of legal fees, according to our research and direct engagement of several DC law firms with experience interfacing with Congress. That is why we are attempting to raise $150,000.
Our plan has nothing to do with deeply partisan issues that tend to divide Americans.
We want to work with the Federal government, the USPS, and the PRC to bring this plan to the fore, explain its finer details with our unique passion and vision thanks to our background in technology and digital infrastructure, and want to give this plan to the American people as a gift of home-grown innovative thinking and hard work, inspired by Jonas Salk and his decision not to patent the first successful Polio vaccine. All we want is to briefly stay attached as non-paid consultants to ensure our vision is properly articulated to the relevant parties, and a named credit for having devised the plan. That's it.
Not only will we be tremendously grateful to receive funding from our Fellow Americans and beyond, we want to use your money to start the process of an essential piece of infrastructure that you already interact with daily, the USPS, to become even greater for you, and for all of us- just because we can, we believe we have a duty to achieve this.
When we at The New Dealivery were children in the late 1980's and throughout the 1990's, the USPS occupied a special place in our hearts and minds. The mail person was a reliably consistent family friend, visits to the Post Office locations carried monolithic import, stamps were mysteriously valuable pieces of sticky paper (and tales of stamp collections were fascinating), correct postage was a near-science, and seeing the trucks everywhere felt warmly wholesome. We tried in our minds to fathom how unimaginably difficult setting up the existing infrastructure must have been, from The Pony Express to stage coaches to the Boston Post Road and beyond.
Then the world changed faster and faster. Email wasted no time. UPS and FedEx cranked up marketing campaigns with catchy slogans- The Purple Promise and What Can Brown Do For You became Superbowl commercials. Physical mail volume declined, leaving the willful monopoly on letter delivery granted by the Postal Act of 1971 less valuable than anyone anticipated less than three decades later. Businesses still clutch their postage meters tightly, but First Class Mail and Marketing Mail declined by 66 billion pieces since just 2007. Consumers expect full-featured apps and websites that make no compromises.
The secret is out that non-enterprise email services that claim a free price tag actually profit off of Americans' data collected by them using the services, sometimes even enabling third-parties to use it against them. Existing email encryption services are clunky to use. Email is largely defeated in court due to various potential exploits. Certified mail is a remarkable service, but only 3% of those we interviewed know how to use it or how it works.
Nobody that we've interviewed in nine years has said that visiting any of the more than 31,000 physical Post Office locations is an experience they look forward to. In fact, the most common feedback we received from patrons about physical visits is that they don't feel like valued customers and that the staff largely seems like they don't want to be there.
Help us get the attention of the right people in Washington so that we can save the USPS in the present, and the future.
- The United States Postal Service
- The Postal Regulatory Commission