A STAMP FOR SUSANNA
Karen inspired me to write a letter as well. Here is a copy:
Attn: Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300
Washington, DC 20260-3501
Feb 12, 2022
Re: Commemorative Stamp
To Whom It May Concern:
As the first woman elected mayor in the USA, Susanna Salter put an essential stamp on history. Her election in 1887 opened a door for the women who would come afterward to also serve in public office.
Thousands of people worldwide heard about the election and wrote while she was in office. Mayor Salter only made a $1.00 salary for her service, yet she wrote back, paying for all the paper and stamps out of her own pocket!
But today, few have heard of Susanna Salter. Without knowing our past, it is hard to reach our fullest potential for the future. It would be a fantastic and appropriate way for more people to learn about Mayor Salter if the United States Postal Service honored her with a commemorative stamp.
Therefore, I respectfully request that you consider Susanna Salter for an upcoming design.