SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — For those of you living in Springfield, mail service could get slower.
The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing down the Gateway Springfield Processing Center in two years, which would mean delayed mail delivery and the loss of nearly 70 jobs.
Protesters gathered near the center on Saturday to speak out against the potential changes to the postal service. Organizers said the weekend before the election is an opportune time to highlight important issues, like this.
“Bringing these issues to the public is crucial because the postal service has been making these decisions and in fact corporatizing and privatizing the mail system, and it’s really up to the people,” said Pete Sorenson, Lane County Commissioner.
State and local leaders, including Mayor Kitty Piercy, spoke out in solidarity with protesters.