POSTED: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 5:33pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 6:56pm
Tyler-- The U.S. Postal Service says it recently lost $3.5 billion. Now, they are doing studies across the nation to see which offices they can consolidate to save money. As a result, the downtown post office in Tyler may close.
Tyler citizens gather downtown today as they rally to save the post office. As they sign petitions and wave signs, people give several reasons to keep the office open. Several businesses say they rely on the office, and most agree that having a post office downtown is convenient. One person says the other post offices are already congested enough.
Mayor Barbara Bass tells the crowd, "We have a huge group, and a huge momentum. It's going to build as we support this initiative to keep our downtown post office." She also says that several people walk to the post office instead of driving, which is environmentally friendly.
If you want to help, Bass says to sign petitions, gather signatures, and contact Congressmen.