A Grand Alliance to Save our Public Postal Service
A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service (AGA) will convene 1 of only 5 “Field Hearings” across the country in Greensboro, June 29th, to discuss how healthy and vibrant communities need an efficient and reliable public post office.
AGA came together to take a stand against unprecedented assaults on our public Postal Service. Corporate interests are aimed at undermining public services across the country, and the Postal Service is no exception. We are working to bring these issues to light in communities around the country. To do this, we’re organizing field hearings.
What: Field Hearing about saving our public postal service
When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: International Civil Rights Center & Museum, 134 S. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 [Lower Level Auditorium]
Speakers: U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams; Andrew Brod, Senior Research Fellow at UNC-G’s Bryan School of Business and Economics, Philip Rubio, NC A&T Associate Professor of History, Michael Young of United for a Fair Economy and John Jones, President of the Renaissance Community Co-op.
Panelists: Greensboro City Councilwoman Sharon Hightower; Viola Fuller, First Vice President of the Greensboro NAACP; Fred Erwin, Greensboro firefighter; and retired A&T professor Larry Morse.
Light refreshments will be provided.
About the hearings
The field hearings will be an opportunity to present and examine postal issues that are important to the public, including mail delivery delays, longer hours at post offices, staffing at retail windows, and protection of six-day and door-to-door delivery.
The field hearings will also explore how the Postal Service can adapt to thrive in the digital age when people expect to receive information and deliveries even more quickly. Ideas for new services include financial services (postal banking) and access to high-speed Internet service.
The U.S. Postal Service belongs to the American people. Let’s ensure that it remains a vibrant, public Postal Service for generations to come!