Letter to the Editor: Stop cramming our mailboxes with campaign spam

Cordova residents have received numerous campaign mailers over the past weeks. (Oct. 28, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

An open letter to candidates for political offices

I really wish you would visit a post office during the day and watch post office employees being paid to put your political ads in each and every mail box. Then watch how many people who pick up their mail immediately throw your political ads in the trash cans. Stick around until the end of the day and see how many of your ads ended up in the trash cans, on the floor around the trash cans and on any flat surface in the post office.

Then wait around until after closing hour and watch a janitor have to empty those trash cans and pick up your ads which didn’t make it into the cans. Watch the janitor take the bags of trash to the dumpsters out back and throw them in.

Then come back on the scheduled trash pick-up days and watch the trash removal company employees, or in Cordova’s case, the city employees, pick up the trash. Follow those garbage trucks to the place where they dump their loads. Watch to see where those bags of political ads end up, usually in a landfill. Then think about how the landfills are being filled up with paper trash.

Taxpayers have to pay to have your political ads delivered, thrown out and buried in landfills across the country. There is no reason to give us an 8.5×11-inch piece of trash each and every day.

Dixie Lambert
Cordova

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