Outside my windows, the last cherry blossoms are falling from the trees. Like you, and like so many of us these days, I’m staying inside.

At IPS we’re all working from home, doing the best we can while homeschooling, corralling toddlers, managing pets, and trying to find healthy sleep schedules. We don’t know how long this pandemic will last, and we don’t know what the world will look like when it’s over.

In these uncertain times it’s hard to know what to do. At IPS, we’re doing everything we can to help those in need.

We’re on conference calls with the postal workers’ union, doing our best to secure a USPS rescue package so they can continue life-saving home deliveries and even expand their services to communities everywhere.

We’re demanding an equitable federal response that meets the scale of the crisis, coordinating with dozens of allies through the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center.

We’re exposing 34 billionaire pandemic profiteers, and we’re highlighting the connection between the climate crisis and militarism with a new primer, “No Warming, No War.”

We’re propelling the agenda of the Poor People’s Campaign into congressional debate, pushing a federal aid package for local newspapers, and trying to keep stimulus money out of the hands of the fossil fuel industry.

From couches, dining room tables, home offices and video-conferences, we are with you.

If you can, please make a gift to IPS today. Your donation helps us protect the postal service. It helps ensure that CEOs and corporations pay their fair share. It turns ideas into action.

I believe that together, we can build a better world. I believe that together, we can plant the seeds of a better tomorrow from our kitchen tables. I believe that together, we can get through this.

From all of us at IPS, stay safe and stay well.


John Cavanagh

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