Bronx Elected Officials, Residents, Postal Workers Call for Reestablishment of Postal Banking Services
The Bronx – Today, Tuesday October 16, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) will join other Bronx elected officials, local working families, and postal union workers to call for the reestablishment of affordable banking services inside postal offices in the Bronx and the rest of the country.
Congressman Serrano and local elected officials have been leading efforts in Congress and at the local level for the U.S. Postal Service to take immediate action, under its existing authority, to provide affordable financial services-- including ATMs, paycheck cashing, bill payment and electronic money transfers.
Currently, more than 50% of the Bronx population either do not have a bank account or use cheaper alternative financial institutions even though they have a bank account.
Participants will explain why postal banking is a win-win-win proposal and a service that the U.S. Postal Service can easily offer again.
WHAT: Local elected officials and postal workers call for the reestablishment of banking services inside postal offices to expand access to free or low-cost banking services in the Bronx.
Congressman José E. Serrano;
Congressman Joe Crowley;
Congressman Adriano Espaillat;
other Bronx elected officials (invited);
Jonathan Smith- President of the New York Metro Area Postal Union, APWU, AFL-CIO
WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 3:00pm
WHERE: Hunts Point Post Office- 800 Manida Street Bronx, NY 10471
Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990.