New Glarus Residents Hold Rally in Support of USPS
August 27, 2020
A community rally, complete with posters, bells, and chants, in support of the United States Postal Service and our heroic and essential mail carriers, took place at 10:15 a.m., on Saturday, August 22, in downtown New Glarus. The march was nonpartisan and focused on the importance of the USPS to all Americans.
Sarah Endicott of New Glarus, one of the organizers, said, "It's important to let our postal workers (our heroes!) know how much we appreciate their unceasing dedication to their work and their care for our community. They try their very hardest, even in stormy weather and during the pandemic, to deliver and process all the mail in a timely fashion. Now, though, their work has been artificially slowed by the President and his appointed Postmaster General to try to discourage people from voting via absentee ballot. We need the Postmaster General to reinstall the high capacity sorting machines and mailboxes that he has removed! To counter this slow-down, our citizens should register to vote now, if they haven't already, and request their absentee ballot for the November election NOW. When the ballots are mailed out and received, THEY SHOULD BE VOTED IMMEDIATELY and either mailed then or placed in the appropriate drop box for their voting district. The United States Postal Service is a public institution, set up under Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Americans rely on the efficient delivery of mail to receive medications, perishable food products, time-sensitive notifications, and letters from friends and family both near and far. Especially during this time of 'social distancing', efficient mail service is essential!"
To drive home this point, the marchers had Petition forms that people signed, using their own pens, to Wisconsin's US Senators, Green County's US Representative, and the Postmaster General asking that they immediately disburse the COVID-19 funding to the U.S. Postal Service that Congress has approved, and demanding that they protect and restore to its prior efficient level, our public United States Postal Service.