From Rural Organizing Project:
The Idanha Post Office is on the list of 20 Post Offices across rural and small town Oregon that are scheduled to be closed next year.
This all stems from legislation passed in 2006 that requires the Postal Service to prefund worker and retiree benefits for the next 75 years. This requirement for funding benefits for workers who have not even been born yet is crippling the Postal Service. Without this requirement, the Postal Service would be financially stable and entirely self-sufficient without receiving any tax dollars.
On Monday, December 19th, communities across Oregon will be taking action to save their Post Offices. In Marion County, a group will be gathering at the Salem Post Office to show their support (to save their Post Office/by standing in solidarity with those taking action to save their Post Offices).
Can you join them? For an hour or a quick pit stop, take some time out of your busy day to stop by your local Post Office and show your appreciation for the services it provides, sign the petition to save Post Offices in Oregon, and be a part of this peaceful statewide occupation to fix what Congress has broken. To hear more about the details of the action at the Salem Post Office or to learn more about this statewide action contact Jessica at 503-543-8417 or email@example.com.