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Package Coalition Launches $2 Million+ National Media Campaign to STOP THE PACKAGE TAX as Washington Politicians Propose 4X Package Rate Hikes at the U.S. Postal Service

Washington, D.C. - The Package Coalition has launched a $2M-plus national television and radio campaign airing a 30-second spot warning Americans of the threat of a package tax proposal circulating in Washington. The package tax would raise rates to ship a package with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for small businesses and other brick-and-mortar and online retailers by 400 percent. 

A 60 second radio spot will also start airing nationally on May 7th, running initially for two weeks.

The package tax would raise rates 400 percent to ship a package with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for families, seniors, small businesses and other brick-and-mortar and online retailers. 

“Four Times,” calls on Americans to tell Congress to stop attempts to raise package rates because it would threaten rural communities who rely exclusively on USPS for shipping needs and would threaten the economic lifeline that USPS provides to the American economy during COVID-19. 

“Simply put, reliable and affordable postal package delivery is fuel for the American economy,” said John McHugh, chairman of The Package Coalition. “Imposing an arbitrary package tax would threaten the significant engine of commerce that the U.S. Postal Service provides to Americans, especially right now when it is one of our best defenses against this economic downturn.”

The USPS is the only daily delivery service that connects every one of America’s 157 million addresses. Specifically, USPS’s package delivery business is a success story for the economy, jobs and the postal system.  The package side of USPS’s business is growing, profitable and is necessary to help fund its universal service obligation. 

The TV ad can be viewed on YouTube here