Nice work by everyone protesting in support of the U.S. Postal Service, both here in Virginia (see below for photos from Arlington, courtesy of @A_Siegel) and across the country. For more about this, see here. I’ll add more photos from Virginia protests as I see them..
On Saturday, August 22, at 11 a.m. (local time), we will show up at local post offices across the country to save the post office from Donald Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign.
Anyone anywhere can participate at the nearest post office. Check out the Materials page for signs and instructions to participate as an individual or a family.
Use the search tools to find a volunteer-led, socially distanced event near you! All hosts are encouraged to set a participant limit of 50 or fewer participants; hosts are expected to set limits in line with local public health guidelines.
We are committed to maintaining public health measures to practice safe protesting during the pandemic. All event participants are expected to wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and follow all local safety guidelines. Individual hosts are responsible for compliance with their own local laws and event requirements (including orders limiting the sizes of events).
Additionally, a core principle shared by supporting organizations is a commitment to nonviolent, peaceful actions. All actions that are sponsored or organized on this page are intended to be nonviolent and peaceful. We expect all participants to act lawfully at all times and to seek to de-escalate any potential confrontation with those who disagree with our values.
Here are photos from Jennifer Lewis, from the Waynesboro Post Office.
Some photos from Team Qasim Rashid (D-VA01):
And from Merrifield Post Office in Fairfax County
Also from Merrifield, compliments of the Vienna Postcard Group:
From Del. Mark Keam (D-Fairfax)
And from Virginia Beach
From Indivisible New River Valley
A report from Alexandria, VA