How to March
1. Plan a Start point & End point
2. Plan a route, route should have maximum exposure to the public & politicians
3. Exposure to Postal Customers should be a priority. If held during Post Office hours
4. A Post Office location should if possible be included
5. Time of Day – Best peak rush hours so you receive maximum exposure to pedestrians & auto traffic
6. Print out List of Chants – distribute list to all participants in your March. You will somebody with strong lungs or a bull / horn Megaphone to lead.
7. Press Release – Send to all TV, Radio, Newspapers in your area. (See How to Promote)
8. Petitions / Letters: Write a petition and / or letter to you politicians. (samples are here & here, change the address and / or wording to fit your local area) Make copies to hand out to the public at all meetings, door to door, etc.
9. Signs, Banners, T-Shirts -encourage participants to make their own signs or supply participants with signs to carry on the March. (See Link) T-Shirts with a Save Your Post Office photo logo if you can afford them are a plus. OOshirts.com is a fast, efficient company that you can buy shirts from at a good price. Make sure you order shirts about 2 weeks in advance to guarantee timely delivery for your event.
10. Noise Makers – Whistles, Air Horn, Bang on Pots or Pans, Drums or even a high school marching band, etc. These draw attention to your activity.
CPWU ® Administrator: Robert T. Dodge © 2012