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Black Lives Matter Launches Letter Campaign for Postal Workers and Families

#BlackLivesMatter was started by three African-American women (Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi) in response to the acquittal of the murder of Travon Martin. Six years later, Black Lives Matter is a global movement that addresses the systematic, intentional targeted demise of black lives.

While looking on the Black Lives Matter website, I saw that they are running a letter campaign. This campaign is encouraging parents to write love letters to their children. The campaign is in support of the legacy of Black postal workers and the fight against defunding the post office.

This campaign is completely up my ally. I love all kinds of stationary. I have lots and lots of cool paper, journals, pens and markers. I love to buy my stationary and planners from Japan and other places. I became very interested in letter writing last year. I wanted to try and have a pen pal. I also love to collect postcards and send them to my friends and family. 

Connection with our friends and family is so important! Self-isolation for long periods of time can be hard on your mental and spiritual health. Writing letters to your children, loved ones and friends helps bring us closer but also supports the over 50 percent of black postal workers working for USPS.

If you would like to learn more about Black Lives Matter or the letter writing campaign, please check out the links below:

#Blackloveletters Article

If you want to find a pen pal after writing to your loved ones, here are some resources for that:

Pen Pals for Adults
Pen Pals for Kids

Submitted by: Cicely Day