Save the Post Office. Contact your Senators now! Vote coming.
Mike Fox for the PDA National Team
Whether it’s paying bills, getting prescription medicines delivered to your home, receiving your online orders, or sending a note to a far-away loved one, millions of people across America rely on the United States Post Office for getting things done in their everyday lives.
In 2006, Congress passed a law that imposed extraordinary costs on the Postal Service like requiring the pre-funding of retiree health benefits 75 years into the future, including for postal workers that haven’t even been born yet!
These costs have drained the postal service of capital, and made it impossible for them to invest in the future. The USPS hasn’t been able to hire enough workers, buy new trucks, or invest in the machines and technology to keep the mail moving fast. Instead, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has used this budget “crisis” to justify harmful service cuts and price increases.
The Postal Service Reform Act will ensure 6-day a week integrated delivery of packages and letters, allow post offices to offer non-postal services from fishing licenses to subway passes, eliminate the requirement to excessively pre-fund retiree health benefits, and create a public mail performance dashboard.