Post by raspberrybullets on Nov 5, 2018 9:46:21 GMT
I've got a no junk mail on my letter box so I don't get much. But there will be the odd independant person who drops fliers.
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Hmmm...How do they determine what is 'junk mail'? Is it those items addressed to 'Resident' or 'Current Occupant'? Because a LOT of the 'junk mail' I get is addressed to specific members of the household. It may not be 'First Class Mail' but most of it is metered, but not bulk, mail; I think the carriers are required to deliver it.
Most junk male is delivered by local operatives and not the regular national carriers or postal workers. They are not contained in envelopes and typically we receive half a dozen at a time. The operatives know they are delivering junk mail because that is all they do.
Ah...Drop leaflets. That tends to be pretty limitied, local and focused. Also, it cannot be placed in the post box, as that is a federal crime unless it is stamped and postmarked. So, those items get stuffed in to screen doors, door jams, hung on doorknobs, slipped under the doormat, etc., etc., etc. It not considered junk mail, because it is not mail. It's litter.
Note: We do get these kinds of political drop leaflets, but I'd much rather deal with just the leaflet (and recycle it tout suite) than have to deal with the politically charged delivery person, as they tend to be heavily dogmatized and primed to harangue and to push for donations of time and/or money. REAL pests.
Not for political parties, but political issues....usually NGOs propagandizing and fund-raising on doorsteps. In my neighborhood, Greenpeace and other 'environmental' groups tend to be quite high profile with this kind of 'issue-based funding pleas' at potential donors doorsteps. Of course, if you give $$ at the doorstep, it will guarantee that you will be placed upon that group's mailing list and you can expect to get regular mailer solicitations thenceforth. The last group to hit my door with a hand out was the group organizing against Nestles buying up a water source in a Gorge town....I told them I'd already given.
Oregon is also one of the early adopters in the US of initiative, referendum, and recall petition processes, so we get those going door-to-door on occasion, although they tend to focus on heavily trafficked urban street corners.