People who live in the Seventh Congressional District can now share information about mail delivery delays they are experiencing.
Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger has launched an online survey to collect information about these experiences and people’s concerns about the future of the U.S. Postal Service.
According to a release, this survey is one part of her effort to respond to recent developments involving the USPS and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
“Since Friday, my office has received more than 1,200 messages from Central Virginians voicing concern for the U.S. Postal Service and frustration at ongoing attempts to sabotage this vital institution. Our neighbors, seniors, and local business owners are concerned about the administration’s escalating hostility toward the Postal Service, and they don’t want to see their important mail and deliveries taken hostage during a blatantly political fight,” said Spanberger. “Each day, Americans in all 50 states use the USPS to send and receive paychecks, receive much-needed prescription drugs, fill customer orders for their small businesses, pay their bills on time, mail care packages and letters to their loved ones, and – during election season – vote safely and conveniently by mail. The service that the USPS provides is especially vital for rural Americans. Because private companies don’t see an economic incentive to serve these areas, the USPS often becomes responsible for making final delivery of UPS or FedEx packages to remote, rural addresses. In a district where seven out of our 10 counties are predominately rural, I am keenly aware of how damaging and isolating it would be to many of my constituents if the Postal Service was rendered nonfunctional.”
She also says that weakening the USPS will harm people living in Central Virginia.
DeJoy has now said operational changes that were underway at USPS will be halted until after the November election.
To take the survey, click here.