Even before the planned Day of Action by the American Postal Workers Union, Aug. 25, people were at the post office with signs of support, and on the Day of Action itself,Evanston residents gave their stamp of approval to it.

More than a dozen people gathered in front of the main post office, 1101 Davis St., on Aug. 25 to show their support of the postal service in hopes that Congress would approve a $25 billion allocation to the postal service.

Drivers honked in approval, and even one pedestrian stopped to thank the demonstrators. Signs asked “Where’s my medicine” and demanded “Protect Our Post Office” and “Get Your Hands Off Our Beloved Post Office.”

On Aug. 22, the House of Representatives did approve the bill, but speculation is that the Senate will not bring the bill to a vote. President Donald Trump has said he would veto the bill should it pass both houses.

Even before the planned day of action, people were at the post office with signs of support.

Mary Gavin is the founder of the Evanston RoundTable. After 23 years as its publisher and manager, she helped transition the RoundTable to nonprofit status in 2021. She continues to write, edit, mentor...