top
Peninsula
Peninsula
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Rage On! Postal Workers and Grannies Protest Cuts to USPS
by Buchinsky
Wednesday Sep 28th, 2011 11:54 PM
Postal workers, community activists, and members of the Raging Grannies protested in Palo Alto on September 27th.
640_postalpatch2.jpg
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.
§Raging Grannies
by Buchinsky Wednesday Sep 28th, 2011 11:54 PM
640_postal4webgu.jpg
§Grannies led singing
by Buchinsky Wednesday Sep 28th, 2011 11:54 PM
640_postalmbwasings.jpg
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)
§Gathering
by Buchinsky Wednesday Sep 28th, 2011 11:54 PM
640_postalemrages.jpg
§USPS truck rolls by
by Buchinsky Wednesday Sep 28th, 2011 11:54 PM
640_postaltruck.jpg
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 174.50 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network