by Wes Brain, Community Organizer, Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice
Though it’s been a fairly mild winter here in Oregon, most of the country has experienced record cold, snow and ice. News reports show cancelled flights, traffic snarls and closed businesses and offices. But you know what? The United States Postal Service (USPS) kept right on delivering the mail all over the country, just like it always has.
In rural Oregon rural communities like ours, the United States Postal Service also serves as a lifeline for basic necessities. The post office provides essential services that help local businesses, farmers and ranchers prosper and provide jobs.