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Jobs with Justice Urges Tucsonans to Stand with Postal Workers on Hunger Strike (video)

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A contingent of US Postal Service workers and supporters will go on a hunger strike beginning tomorrow, June 25, in Washington DC, to protest post office closures.

Many post offices and mail processing stations nationwide have been slated for elimination and colsolidation, includingTucson’s Cherrybell mail processing station.

Tucsonans came out in forceto protest closure last fall when USPS representatives came to town to explain why it makes sense to ship Tucson’s mail to Phoenix and then ship it back to Tucson for delivery. Despite strong protests– last fall and again on tax day— the federal government still wants to close Cherrybell.

Tucson’s Jobs with Justice is holding a demonstration and press conference featuring union leaders and Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias on Monday morning. Here’s the info…

Tucson’s Jobs with Justice Coalition urges solidarity with postal workers. Help us save local jobs and keep our postal services locally.

Demonstration and Press Conference TO SAVE OUR POSTAL SERVICE AND JOBS!

Monday, June 25

Demonstration: 7:00 to 9:00 AM

Press Conference: 8:30 AM

Both events in front of the American Postal Workers Union office, 2937 E. 22nd Street, (just west of Country Club).

Connie Sadler-Nelson, American Postal Workers Union Local President, and County Supervisor Richard Elias will speak to the press.

Tucson is facing the closure of our Cherrybell Main Post Office. Congress is trying to kill the entire postal service, bust the unions, and eventually privatize the postal system.

Postal workers and community supporters will hold a Hunger Strike in Washington, DC from June 25 through the 28th to save the postal service.

Demonstrate your support for postal unions, Cherrybell Post Office, jobs and US postal service.

Refreshments will be provided: bagels, juice, coffee, cold water.

Originally posted on Blog for Arizona on June 24, 2012.

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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