Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Latest on Clarence Clemons Stamp Petition


A few weeks ago we reported that Backstreets.com was working to get Clarence Clemons on a stamp. Here's an update from Backstreets.com on the current status of the petition...

NOW WE WAIT FOR THAT CHANGE TO GET MADE UPTOWN…
The Clarence Clemons Stamp Petition Drive Closes
Our online petition to honor Clarence Clemons with a U.S. postage stamp is now closed. In just over a month, we gathered more than 5,500 signatures, including hundreds of additional paper-and-pen signatures collected at this past weekend’s Clarence Clemons Day events in New Jersey. While the drive didn't reach its (admittedly ambitious) goal of 15,000 signatures, we still remain hopeful that Big Man will get this honor. After all, a Johnny Cash stamp was issued after the submission of one online petition with only 1,335 signatures. In any case, it now moves out of our hands: with our high hopes, copies of all signatures will now be sent to the U.S. Postal Service’s Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee for its consideration/approval. This won't happen overnight, of course. The Committee meets quarterly, receives thousands of written requests each year for various stamp subjects, and reviews them all. In general, it can take about three years from the submission of a request to the actual creation of a stamp, if the request is approved. Check in with the Clarence Clemons Stamp Petition Facebook Page and/or Backstreets.com for any and all updated news on this front as it occurs. And thanks again to everyone who signed and supported this effort!

You can also track their progress on the Facebook page.