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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.

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Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) urged the Trump administration and Congress to negotiate a new coronavirus relief bill and provide emergency funds to the United States Postal Service. 

During a stop in Rochester on Thursday, the Senate Minority Leader said that without $25 billion in emergency funding, vital mail delivery of medications, paychecks, and mail-in ballots would be compromised.

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It's September, not too long before holiday mail and packages start arriving.

For those concerned about "porch pirates" walking off with their packages, the U.S. Postal Service offers a free service to help customers keep track of their mail.

It's called Informed Delivery. When you register online, you get a daily email with scanned images of what will be delivered to your home that day. If it's a package, you'll see the tracking number.