TIME CHANGE(10am.Wed.Feb17)Dedication of Dr. Martin Luther King Post Office


TIME CHANGE (10 am, Wed. Feb 17)

Location: 630 NE Killingsworth

A community effort led by local letter carriers Jamie Partridge (left) and  Isham Harris (right)

TIME CHANGE (10 am, Wed. Feb 17)

Send me your name & classic address, I’ll get you a fancy invite
Jamie Partridge,

TIME CHANGE (10 am, Wed. Feb 17)

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To Rename Portland Post Office after Martin Luther King, Jr. Bill to Go to President Obama for Final Signature

Hello Will, I thought you’d like to know about this bill, which passed the US House of Representatives today.

Sincerely, Meeky Blizzard

Advisor for Livable Communities
Congressman Earl Blumenauer
729 NE Oregon Street, Suite 115
Portland, OR 97232
503-231-2006 – Voice
503-230-5413 – Fax

For updates on Congressman Blumenauer’s activities, sign up for the Earl~News on our website: http:\\blumenauer.house.gov

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PRESS ADVISORY:For Immediate Release Media Contact:

Erin Allweiss November 16, 2009 | 202-225-4811 Office | 202-446-8265 Cell Erin.Allweiss@mail.house.gov

House Passes Bill to Rename Portland Post Office after Martin Luther King, Jr. Bill to Go to President Obama for Final Signature

Washington, DC – In an effort led by Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore), the House today passed a bill that would designate the U.S. Postal Service located at 630 Northeast Killingsworth Ave. in Northeast Portland as the “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Post Office.” The bill was supported by every member of the Oregon delegation in both the House and the Senate.

The bill is the result of a community effort led by local letter carriers Jamie Partridge and Isham Harris. In 2007, Mr. Partridge and Mr. Harris collected employee signatures supporting the renaming, as well as letters of support from the Piedmont and Concordia Neighborhood Associations, and the Sabin Community Association.

Following is a statement from Congressman Blumenauer:

“I am proud to send this bill to President Obama on behalf of Isham Harris and Jamie Partridge, two dedicated Portland carriers who spearheaded this effort. Naming the post office after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will serve as a daily reminder of his work and the work that continues to make America a more just nation. For me, it is an honor to finish the grassroots effort that began two years ago and send this legislation to the President.”

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4 Responses to TIME CHANGE(10am.Wed.Feb17)Dedication of Dr. Martin Luther King Post Office

  1. Alexie Martin says:

    I think Congress shouldn’t spend time on trivial issues like this. We’ve got bigger fish to fry in this country.

  2. Terrol Johnson says:

    Looking forward to it!

  3. Jamie Partridge says:

    Will – I need your “classic mail” address to send you an invite.

  4. George Harris says:

    Are we going to name all public buildings etc. after King. This is another in your face “white folk.”

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