Tonight in Middle Georgia, post office workers rallied in support of a bill that will help alleviate financial strain on the government service.
The rally took place near congressman Austin Scott's office in Warner Robins. The workers marched into his office to hand off petitions, but they were not welcomed with open arms.
"I would think that they would welcome us to come into his office, since we are constituents," says mail carrier, Kathi Boyd.
They're not just citizens. They're also government employees who are fighting to pass a bill that would put more money back into this struggling service.
"We have a surplus of money, that is sitting somewhere that should be returned to us that would allow for us to operate further," says mail carrier, Tammy Hawkins.
The bill is called H.R. 1351. It's a response to the 2006 law that requires the postal service fund 75 years worth of future retiree benefits in 10 years.
"This year the plan is $5.5 billion dollars, and the post office just doesn't have it," says Hawkins.
Because of the law, the postal service doesn't see a single penny of profit. Instead, they've suffered a $20 billion dollar loss in the past four years.
"They've overpaid in for this," says Hawkins.
Now, these workers are asking for the extra money to be put back into circulation or their service may not survive.
"We put a lot of money into this community, and if we lose our jobs, it's going to hurt the economy and the communities," says Boyd.
The postal service is funded by the sale of stamps and postage. This bill would not affect taxpayers.
According to this campaign, Save America's Postal Service, if it doesn't pass, this service is in danger of severe cutbacks.
This would affect all Americans specifically the workers, small business owners, and those in rural areas.