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Protesters Fight for Postal Service

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.

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  1. jason marks says:

    protest what is being put on a credit card… morons.

    1. Jay says:

      Frankly, I think the SPFLD Post Office should be shut down, until they can learn how to do a proper job. Of the last 5 packages they delivered, they damaged 1 of them, and lost 3 others.

      Unacceptable.

  2. Sherry says:

    I believe that the postal service could save itself and all those jobs if it would get it’s ducks in a row. Alot of mail takes many miles and many unnecessary trips before it gets where it is going. Think of all the money on fuel that could be saved by just taking a close look at the internal workings and finding ways to minimize spending.

  3. David says:

    Strange. Two protests within blocks of each other today. Each was covered by a KEZI reporter, yet the other protest receives no mention whatsoever. Is protesting the media’s refusal to ask questions of our elected officials not news? Is the plight of brave, dead Americans in Benghazi not a story? Are you intentionally avoiding the story? And if so, why?

  4. Kay says:

    Bummer! That’s the best post office in our entire area! It has the best parking of them all, the most helpful employees and is ground floor with the most easiest access with less walking distances for our seniors and persons with disabilities, too! Why that one?? Get rid of one of the others if they have to! Plus, I love the fact that you can mail out there up until 9pm! Not that ooonnnneee!!! :(

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