From Save the Berkeley Post Office via Youtube:
Across the country, over 3700 post offices are at the risk of closure, including many historic buildings with New Deal public art.
George W. Bush signed legislation in 2006 that destroyed the financial stability of the Postal Service and laid the groundwork for its privatization. The Post Office is being required to pay its pension fund 75 years in advance, which needs to be stopped. Without this requirement, the post office is actually making a profit.
C.B. Richard Ellis (CBRE) chaired by Richard Blum has an exclusive contract to sell USPS properties. Billionaire Blum is a UC regent and is married to Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Sign an online petition at: http://www.savethepostoffice.com
We are in immediate need of legal fees to stop the imminent sale of the Berkeley Post Office.
Please click on the link below and donate what you can. GO TO http://www.nationalpostofficecollabor… then click on DONATE OR MAIL A CHECK TO: National Post Office Collaborate P.O. Box 1234, Berkeley, CA 94701 Save the Berkeley Post Office Committee EMail: email@example.com WEB:
FACEBOOK: Save the Berkeley Post Office
Freddie Gorman (April 11, 1939 — June 13, 2006), who wrote the original lyric to “Please Mr. Postman”, was a retired letter carrier in Detroit MI both before and after the hit song.
Post Office Graphic in the video is the work of Jos Sances and Art Hazelwood.