Picketing Sat., Nov. 3rd 11:30 to 12:00
Meet at the sign at 3248 Gateway Street, Springfield.
Then Move to the Noon Rally at Gateway Mail Processing Center loading dock on Postal Way.
You will not be able to park in the postal service parking lot.
Sponsored by the Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network.
-Save the Gateway Mail Processing Center.
-Save local rural post offices.
-Save the U.S. Postal Service
-No tax dollars have been spent on the postal service since the 1970 Postal
-The Postal Service is not a business, it is public service.
-Postal Service is a constitutional right. Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of
the United States Constitution, known as the Postal Clause or the Postal
Power, empowers Congress “To establish Post Offices and post Roads.”
-Postal workers take an oath The Postal Service must preserve and protect the
security of all mail in its custody from unauthorized opening, inspection,
reading of contents or covers, tampering, delay, or other unauthorized acts.
Maintaining sanctity of the mail is a public trust vested in each postal
-In Oregon, we vote by mail.
-If the Gateway Mail Processing is closed, all Eugene/Springfield mail will be
trucked to Portland to be processed, and then trucked back for delivery.
-When rural post offices are closed or suffer reductions in services this
causes irreparable harm to rural communities.
-U.S. Postal Service is one of the largest employers of veterans.
-UPS and Fed Ex have picked off the most profitable routes. They use the
Postal Service to deliver to more expensive destinations, such as rural areas.