Residents Protest on ‘Save the Post Office Saturday’
People around the country rallied outside local post offices Saturday as part of “Save the Post Office Saturday.”
Sue Ellen Zagrabelny of Brooklyn Park stood outside the Crystal post office encouraging people to vote.
“It’s my civic duty to promote voting to protect and preserve our democracy and I wanted to support USPS because they are an integral player in making that happen,” said Zagrabelny.
Zagrabelny was joined by one other protester who also encouraged people to vote.
“It was something I can do,” said Zagrabelny. “I can’t march anymore, but I could go out with my walker and I could talk to people.”
Why the post office? In recent weeks, the U.S. Postal Service has been in a political crossfire. There’s been discussion of making changes that could result in saving money but delaying mail services. The Postal Service has lost $78 billion in recent years, including $8.8 billion in 2019. But some critics say it’s also a way to slow the mail system during a presidential election when many ballots are expected to be mail-in ballots.