Cher Really, Really Wants to Help the Post Office
Someone get her into a uniform, stat.
American hero Cher wants to do her part to save the United States Postal Service. But more than just buying stamps and calling her representative, the superstar let her followers know that she was ready to get down and dirty and looking for a volunteer position at her local branch in Malibu. However, in a series of tweets posted this morning, she explained that good intentions aren't enough, because all her efforts revealed that a position at the post office requires a bit more than a gung-ho attitude and being Academy Award, Grammy Award, and Golden Globe Award-winner Cher.
She explained that she called her post office and was met with polite staffers that were happy to help, though any position with the USPS required fingerprints and a background check, which may take longer than Cher wants to wait.
Though her efforts were fruitless, the American Postal Workers Union was more than happy to offer its assistance. In response to one of Cher's tweets, the organization said that it would love to work out ways to work with her.
Entertainment Weekly notes that Cher is just the latest celebrity to try and do what they can to keep the post office afloat. John Ratzenberger, who appeared as mail carrier Cliff Clavin on Cheers, released a video urging viewers to "Save The Post Office!"
Rolling Stone adds that Postal Service singer Ben Gibbard dedicated a performance of "Such Great Heights" to the Postal Service during a recent livestream.
"I think more than any election in my lifetime, this one is of paramount importance. And one of the many institutions outside of democracy that is very core that is under fire is that of the United States Postal Service," Gibbard said. "For those who are not aware, I was in a band called the Postal Service. We put out a record in 2003 and we made this music by sending CDs back and forth to each other ... I think in the midst of this global pandemic, nothing is more important than to being able to vote safely and securely and vote by mail has shown to be that over and over and over again."