When we first got word that the United States Postal Service was trying to cut services, post offices, jobs and processing centers, we were angered and frustrated. The right to postal service is guaranteed by our Constitution–how could it be under threat? What would the loss of the post office mean for the hundreds of small towns across Oregon that rely on their post offices for their communication, livelihood, and health? Saving post offices and protecting a US Postal Service run by, of and for the people is about our Constitutional rights and, for rural Americans, it is also about having a thriving democracy.
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