CALL TO ACTION: Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Bayard Rustin!
Let the United States Postal Service know that you want them to honor our unsung Black American hero. Sign on to this letter or copy and paste it by using the text version below.
Encourage the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee to support a postage stamp honoring Bayard Rustin.
(Insert your address) Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee C/O Stamp Development US Postal Service 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300 Washington, DC 20260-3501 To whom it may concern, I write to commend one of the most significant and yet unsung heroes of the civil rights movement for the honor of a commemorative US postage stamp. This person is Bayard Rustin, the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, who was an openly gay man and an LGBTQ activist. In 2013, Rustin was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In awarding the medal, the President said, "For decades, this great leader, often at Dr. King's side, was denied his rightful place in history because he was openly gay." Now we have the chance to help right this wrong. With this commemorative stamp, we can give Rustin and his legacy the public awareness and recognition they deserve. It’s time to honor a true hero of the on-going fight for civil rights. Thank you for your consideration. Yours faithfully,