SATURDAY: Demonstration at Post Office | “SavethePostOffice Saturday”

SATURDAY at 11:00 AM in SOUTH PASADENA: Local Californians and Democratic Candidate for City Council Michelle Hammond say South Pasadena Supports USPS at “#SavethePostOffice Saturday” Protest


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This Saturday, August 22, at 11am, South Pasadenans are coming together to defend the essential services provided by the United States Postal Service—including our ability to vote by mail. Local advocates and supporters will push back on the Trump administration’s attacks by organizing a grassroots action outside the post office at 1001 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030.
This is part of a nationwide mobilization taking place at post offices across the country on Saturday. South Pasadena is expected to be one of nearly 700 demonstrations nationwide in support of our Post Office and postal workers.
WHAT: South Pasadena Supports USPS – #SaveThePostOffice Saturday Protest
WHEN: Saturday, August 22, 2020 — 11am
WHERE: South Pasadena Post Office, 1001 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
VISUALS: Approximately 20 participants, ages 15-65 on site with signs of support. Brief remarks from demonstration host and City Council candidate Michelle Hammond.
RSVP: Please email seanwademeredith@gmail.com to speak with local organizers or to cover this event.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE NATIONAL EFFORT AT: SaveThePostOffice.net
Groups including Indivisible, the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, MoveOn, NAACP, Service Employees International Union, Vets for the People, and the Working Families Party are participating.
Those joining the actions will call on Postmaster General DeJoy to resign in the wake of mail slowdowns, and will call on Congress to “protect and save the post office from Donald Trump” and act to safeguard the integrity of our mail and elections. The actions will show Americans coming together to stand up for a postal system that connects us, that we rely on for medications, paychecks, and more, and that will literally be counted on to deliver democracy in the elections this fall.
To promote safety given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the action will take place outdoors and have a physical distancing plan, and attendees will be required to wear masks.