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Protesters to gather at U.S. post offices around Monroe County

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Protesters are expected to gather Saturday morning at U.S. post offices around Monroe County in part of a nationwide call to action to safeguard the postal service.

The rallies are set for 11 a.m. at the post offices on Jefferson Road and West Main Street

The aim is to call on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to resign in the wake of mail slowdowns, and urge Congress to protect the integrity of the post office ahead of the presidential election.

In testimony in front of Congress on Friday, DeJoy said that the postal service is “fully capable and committed” to delivering election mail on time.

"There has been no changes in any policies with regard to the election mail for the 2020 election," he said.

The U.S. Postal Service has warned states that it cannot guarantee all mail-in ballots will arrive in time to be counted, even if mailed by state deadlines, which raises the possibility of voter disenfranchisement.

Noelle E. C. Evans is WXXI's Murrow Award-winning Education reporter/producer.
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