Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) has a plan to “help” the United States Post Office amid the post office controversy.
In a video shared on Twitter, AOC is seen proposing to her supporters a “national progressive pen-pal program” to boost stamp sales.
“I have been thinking about ways to help you help the post office,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said.
“And I think I’ve got an idea,” she continued. “And I’m interested in hearing your thoughts.”
“So one of the best ways in supporting the post office is to buy stamps,” the New York congresswoman claimed. “What do you all think? Would you guys be down and excited if I set up a national progressive pen pal program?”
“[We would] do all the work of connecting you to somebody else. We would offer maybe some conversation prompts or postcard prompts, and even like a printable postcard format. You just send it out. Would you guys be down? Do you like that idea?” she asked. Video Below
AOC’s official remarks a “national progressive pen-pal program” to boost stamp sales:
In a bid to revitalize the USPS, @aoc proposes a “national progressive penpal program” to boost stamp sales. pic.twitter.com/UzTNdz2Moq
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 17, 2020
Meanwhile, Democrats plan on Tuesday to “participate in a Day of Action” by “appearing at a Post Office for a press event”.
Some users on Twitter also responded to AOC’s pen pal proposal:
People are looting luxury stores looking for bread and you want them to spend money on stamps?
— Donald (@cpm_rulz) August 17, 2020
And they say Trump Derangement Syndrome isn’t real…🤦♀️
— Alexandra Datig | Parler: @alexdatig (@alexdatig) August 17, 2020
Won’t she think of the environmental impact of physical messages vs digital ones?
— Josh Fields (@partiallypro) August 17, 2020
Will someone pls walk drunk girl back to her dorm?
— JannyJ922 (@JannyJ922) August 17, 2020
Oh my God. I actually thought this was a joke until I heard her say it.
— Brian Kushner (@brian_kushner) August 17, 2020
How’s the Green New Deal feel about all of the paper usage? Good grief she contradicts herself almost on a daily basis
— Jesse Euen Stuart (@JStuartTheGreat) August 17, 2020
DON’T LOOK AWAY!!! pic.twitter.com/gHZajb3qFC
— Kevin Dalton (@NextLAMayor) August 17, 2020
Can Barney the Dinosaur come to the kick off party of the program? pic.twitter.com/sQiQdbHM2f
— General Maximus Decimus Meridius (@PatriotBridge) August 17, 2020
"One of the best ways to support the Post Office is to buy stamps," says @AOC. But that's true 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮, which means her penpal scheme would have no beneficial financial impact at all. https://t.co/NkPrEq3thz
— Jeff Jacoby (@Jeff_Jacoby) August 17, 2020
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