Don’t think we have forgotten about the Bill Monroe Stamp Campaign, just because we haven’t mentioned in a few months!
A great many folks are collecting signatures on a petition to have Bill Monroe honored with a commemorative stamp from the US Postal Service.
Peter Thompson, long time host of Bluegrass Signal on KALW in San Francisco, sent along these photos he took at the California Bluegrass Association’s Grass Valley Festival in June. Bluegrass Signal airs Saturdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on KALW, and is also broadcast several times each week on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country.
Here’s the report Peter sent along with the photos:
Then Randy watches Kathy Kallick sign the petition in front of the Vern’s Stage, where Kathy & Laurie had just finished a tribute to Vern & Ray.”
We can all get involved in this effort. Anyone can download a copy of the petition, collect signatures, and send them on to the Postal Service. There is a web site with information about this campaign at www.billmonroestamp.org, and here are links to the various resources you need to take part.
- Download the petition
- Contact your Senator
- Contact your Representative
- Get a Monroe Stamp shirt from Grassware
Completed petitions should be mailed to:
c/o Mr. Terrance W. McCaffrey
Manager of Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
1735 N. Lynn Street #5013
Arlington, VA 22209-643
Get on board!
She told us that 10 pages of signatures were collected at the festival.
If you have news and/or photos of any efforts on behalf of the Bill Monroe Stamp campaign, please contact us.