Support the USPS

The USPS Logo Used In 1970 | Office retirement party, Loom beading, Postal  service logo

If you rely on US Postal Service to receive or send mail or packages I urge you to write to your congressmen and the postmaster general to support USPS:

Have you gotten something important in your mail recently?  Have you sent a letter or package?  Have you had issues with your mail service?  Share your comments with "leadership" in Washington.

I ship thousands of vintage postcards via USPS each month and USPS has always been extremely reliable.  I estimate my rate of lost, delayed or damaged items over the past decade to be maybe 1 in 1000 (1/10 of 1%).  I've never had many issues until this past month - I've never had so many customers complaining about not receiving their items or having items damaged in transit.  Over the past month I would estimate these issues have increased 10x.  If this is any indication, I expect many small businesses and consumers to be outraged and frustrated.   

USPS delivers around 150,000,000,000 (150B) pieces of mail annually.  That's around 500 pieces of mail per person in the US.  Even if only 1% of the mail is being delayed that's over 100 million pieces per month!

People are relying on USPS more than ever now to stay connected and receive packages and other vital mail, yet the current administration and Senate are holding up funds to the USPS as a political tactic.  Hundreds of billions of dollars have gone to large for-profit businesses that already had healthy balance sheets.  The US Postal Service is a service that benefits all Americans, it isn't expected to make a profit.  Postal Rates are set by Congress, and USPS has tried to raise rates, only to be denied.

Some recent editorial:

Trump says he’s blocking Postal Service funding because Democrats want to expand mail-in voting during pandemic

Trump blurts out his true motive on mail-in voting

Trump threatens to block coronavirus funding for USPS if they don't raise prices: 'The postal service is a joke'

Financial disclosures reveal postmaster general's business entanglements and likely conflicts of interest



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