Rally to ‘save the post office’ held in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A group of protesters in Lexington took part in a nationwide rally Saturday morning, which called on Congress to save the post office and for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to resign.
Diane Cahill organized Saturday’s march.
The group of about 20 people started at the post office on Creative Drive and walked to New Circle.
“I saw all the changes that the new postmaster was implementing,” Cahill says. “It was slowing down the mail service.”
These changes included things such as removing mail sorting machines and limiting truck routes.
Cahill says several participants said they were not receiving packages, including medication. But more than anything, Cahill says the march was to fight voter suppression.
She says she believes DeJoy is tied up in politics.
“They’re laser focused on suppressing the vote and slowing the mail and putting in all of the mistrust and making it seem like we can’t do this,” says Cahill.
She’s talking about a mass mail-in vote.
In a senate hearing Friday, DeJoy denied trying to interfere in the election and promised that mail-in voting is secure.
Cahill says she’s skeptical, and with a little more than two months before the election, she says she’ll keep voicing concern.
“It’s not something that we take lightly,” says Cahill. “It’s a privilege. It’s a responsibility. It’s something that people have bled and died for.”