Download the lyrics and an mp3 over on the right. Berkeley is outraged by the USPS proposal to sell our Main Post Office. And we still know how to turn a nation-wide struggle into fun on a Sunday morning. Come on out!
Hali writes: "I am hoping for at least 100 people to swamp the stairs going up to the post office (more is better!) They don't have to be Berkeley residents. This is a national issue and we need to make folks aware of it! Any voice in song is a GOOD voice!!! (My firm belief)."
Join us for a rally on 2/26 at 6pm, with special guest Josh Kornbluth, playing the first postmaster: Benjamin Franklin.
Download the flyer by clicking "read more" below, and help spread the word!
Save the Berkeley Post Office--USPS Hearing
Tues Feb 26th @ 7 PM
2134 Martin Luther King, Jr.
The United States Postal Service will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m at the Berkeley City Council Chambers at 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Berkeley. We must be there to be sure the USPS hears our views on their proposal to relocate and ultimately sell Berkeley's beautiful historic Main Post Office. We urge you to come to this important hearing on Tuesday at the City Council Chambers at Old City Hall, Berkeley.
Monday the US Postal Service announced its intention to sell the Bronx Central Post Office on the Grand Concourse. With its splendid series of Ben Shahn murals in the lobby, this treasure of American social realist painting is at risk. Tuesday USPS hit NYC again: USPS wants to sell the historic Old Chelsea Post Office. Wednesday the USPS unilaterally declared to the nation that six-day delivery will end in August.
Mark your calendar: Tuesday, February 12th at 6 p.m. the Berkeley City Council Post Office Subcommittee is asking for citizen input on the proposed sale of our historic Main Post Office. Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr Way.
BERKELEY, California, Jan 31 2013 (IPS) - Several dozen people filled the seats in a downtown storefront Tuesday night to plan how to save a landmark they say belongs to the community – a 99-year-old post office the United States Postal Service wants to sell.
Berkeley is just one of thousands of cities across the U.S. that has lost or is facing the loss of its post office. For tiny hamlets, such as Deadwood, Oregon with a population of 200, the crisis is not about losing a historic landmark, it’s about losing the community’s gathering place.