By Ka’u Voices
Below is an article published by our local Ka’u Calendar on 8/22/20. I’ve also attached another image and two videos of why the postal service is essential in rural Hawai’i.
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SIGN WAVING TO HELP SAVE THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, sponsored by Kaʻū Voices, was held today by Nāʻālehu Post Office. The local group, affiliated with Indivisible, encourages the community to join them on Tuesday, Aug. 25. from 11a.m. to noon.
Laurie Boyle, Chairperson of Kaʻū Voices, told The Kaʻū Calendar that six Kaʻū Voices members waved signs today, “to ask that the USPS be allowed to carry out its regular operations, unimpeded, as it has been doing for 228 years, and that it receive $25 billion from Congress in the next stimulus bill so that it remains solvent and exists in perpetuity for all Americans. We need the post office now more than ever during this pandemic.”
The demonstration in Nāʻālehu was one of more than 800 #SaveThePostOffice events that took place around our country today. “We love our postal workers, so we gave them some cookies and macnuts, and some face masks made by one of our members,” said Boyle.
Ka’u Voices will be joining the American Postal Workers Union’s national event by waving signs to #SaveThePostOffice on Tuesday. “We invite everyone who cares about the USPS to join the demonstration. We have extra signs if you need one. Please wear a mask and stay physically distanced,” said Boyle. “Text Mail to 668366 to help #SaveThePostOffice. Postal workers asked us to urge more people to sign the petition to #SaveThePostOffice.”
The U.S. House of Representatives held a Saturday session today and passed $25 billion to fund the U.S. Postal Service. The measure goes to the Senate. Pres. Donald Trump announced that if it passes, he will veto it.
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