Demonstrators gather outside Providence post office to protest Postmaster General’s cutbacks
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Saturday, dozens of demonstrators circled the historic post office in downtown Providence.
The demonstrators flocked out to show their support for the U.S. Postal Service.
Over the past few weeks congressional democrats have accused Postmaster General Louis Dejoy of making cutbacks to the postal service to help President Trump win re-election who opposes universal mail-in voting.
Protesters were seen chanting and waving signs as they marched from the historic post office to Burnside Park. “You need to stand up, you need to get out there, you need to support your postal service.”
Dejoy also got rid of some mailboxes and high-speed sorters across the nation.
Rhode Island’s Secretary of State spoke to the crowd inside the park, assuring them that their votes will count for the election, however they choose to cast their ballots.
“I’m going to make sure this election runs safely and securely no matter what.” Said Gorbea.
And Angelica Erwin says that’s not just the job of state government officials.
“You need to be aware of what’s going on in your local town, your local state; that’s I think the real message.”