By Ann Nye —
Here are local highlights from “Save the Post Office Saturday” Day of Action happening across the country on August 22nd sponsored by Moveon.org.
Roxi Zilmer summoned her group of Mighty Monday Writers to register and meet up at the Palos Verdes Peninsula USPS. We showed on Saturday at 11am wearing our masks and physically distanced with our signs in support of funding our post offices and protecting our mail in votes. As we stood around the post office, cars driving by honked in support and the many postal workers leaving in their mail trucks gave us a thumbs up and a big smile. One stopped and said, “We’re okay on the Peninsula, but San Pedro is facing cutbacks.” Here’s a few of the photos from our Day of Action.
If you’re interesting in helping out the Mighty Monday Writers write postcards to elect progressive candidates locally and across the country in down ballot elections, contact Roxi Zilmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some of the actions the Moveon.org recommended you can do to support and protect the United States Postal Service:
- Call 833-924-0085 to connect with your senators & congressional representatives, and demand their support for at least $25 billion in emergency Postal funding.
- Sign this petition to the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service, to remove Louis DeJoy: https://sign.moveon.org/p/louisdejoyresign?akid=.30888285.lvoCIu
- Write letters/ postcards to your congressional representatives & Speaker Pelosi: “Fund the Post Office, Save our Democracy!”, “What the Post Office does for me”, Postmaster DeJoy: “Don’t Mess with My Mail”, President Trump: “Fire PostMaster General DeJoy Today!”.
- When shopping online, choose the USPS instead of private delivery services.
- Buy stamps and write your friends about this! Find out more on the status of the Post Office by texting MAIL to 668366 and visiting net.
- Send your packages via USPS Mail!
- Write to the USPS Board of Governors: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ua87x67K5YIXRAtjoJyYPPXMIO4zaUE6TSv-FoTCBZ4/edit?usp=sharing
- And, thank a postal worker!