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Rage On! Postal Workers and Grannies Protest Cuts to USPS
Postal workers, community activists, and members of the Raging Grannies protested in Palo Alto on September 27th.
Why is it important to save the Postal Service? Because it’s the centerpiece of a $1.3 trillion mailing industry that supports 9 million jobs. Because it is indispensable in the overall economy. Because it offers inexpensive service to every resident no matter how remote, and it also unifies individual communities.
In a time of rapid societal and technological change, we need to strengthen our universal communications and delivery network, not weaken it. It would be a national travesty to begin to dismantle this unique network, jettison its numerous capabilities and jeopardize all its contributions, when the financial challenges— properly understood—can be addressed in ways that are more effective and cause no damage.
We’re the Raging Grannies and we’re raging here today,
’Cause it’s time for working people to stand up and have their say.
Cut the tax breaks for the rich and give the workers their full pay!
Save our Postal Service now!
(tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic)