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Philly Vet, 89, Joins Stop Staples Campaign

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08/17/2015 -

June Cohen with the latest Stop Staples supporter

An 89-year-old Philadelphia veteran is the latest supporter of the Stop Staples campaign

A group of activists from the Philadelphia PA Area Local were handing out flyers in front of a Staples store in Springfield, PA, on Aug. 13, when they met the elderly gent on his way out of the store, said June Cohen.

The man, who is active in veterans’ organizations, was very concerned about protecting the USPS against privatization, especially since the Postal Service is the largest employer of veterans, said Randy Zelznick.

Besides boycotting Staples himself, he said that he would speak to veterans’ groups, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion about endorsing the boycott.