Bayview Post Office under attack once again

by your letter carrier

Once again the Bayview Post Office is being threatened with closure. Only a few months ago Bayview postal employees, community leaders and local politicians were told that Bayview’s closure was “not in the plans” and “off the table.” Recently, all Bayview postal customers were mailed official notifications of an impending closure.

Postal officials are cynically counting on our community being and remaining asleep. They believe that after several cries of wolf, our community will apathetically roll over and yawn. Bayview residents must let it be known that we need and want our local community post office.

Postal officials are so unconcerned with the needs of the Bayview community that a few years ago they actually posted a for sale sign on the front of the post office at 2111 Lane St. Community pressure forced the postal brass to purchase the building. After securing the facility to service the Bayview community, what sense does it make to close it down?

Postal officials are so unconcerned with the needs of the Bayview community that a few years ago they actually posted a for sale sign on the front of the post office at 2111 Lane St. Community pressure forced the postal brass to purchase the building.

This community knows racism and class warfare when it happens. No post offices in the so-called middle and upper class neighborhoods are threatened with closure. Why is it that three post offices on the closure list are all located in District 10, the southeast section of San Francisco, and Civic Center Station, the post office that serves the homeless population?

The Federal Building Post Office is also slated for closure and had the federal judges at 450 Golden Gate speak on their behalf. Officials are making a race- and class-based deal with the devil. They are hoping to make profits off the assumed ignorance of a predominantly minority community. It’s ironic that the Bayview needs to protest threats to basic services – like a post office.

Officials are making a race- and class-based deal with the devil.

We must protest this latest attack on the Bayview Post Office. The post office must be flooded with letters and calls to the San Francisco Postmaster’s Office, (415) 550-5001. All political leaders must be made aware that this community is not passive or unaware of our rights.

The voices for service and dignity will not be silenced. Let the postal power structure know that the Bayview is not going to roll over and play dead.

Let the postal power structure know that the Bayview is not going to roll over and play dead. Call the Postmaster at (415) 550-5001.

We will not give up without a fight – which we intend to win by keeping our post office open!