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Effort to rename South Coast post office after local civil rights icon advances

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The House of Representatives has passed a proposal to rename Oxnard's main post office after a well-known local civil rights advocate.

Proposal would rename main Oxnard post office after John Hatcher III

An effort to rename a South Coast post office after a longtime civil rights leader has taken a big step forward.

The House of Representatives passed a bill this week which would change the name of the main Oxnard Post Office to the John C. Hatcher III Post Office Building.

Hatcher dedicated his life to civil rights issues. He was a part of the Ventura County Chapter of the NAACP for nearly four decades. The local civil rights icon died in 2017.

Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village authored the legislation, which now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.