CBS19: Spanberger receives thousands of responses to USPS survey

CBS19, KATHRYN YOUNG

Seventh District Representative Abigail Spanberger has received more than 3,000 responses to her “Save the U.S. Postal Service” survey since it opened earlier this week.

Spanberger launched her first USPS survey over the summer. 

She says responses to the survey fall under two main categories: responses with specific examples of peoples’ struggles with mail delivery and people who love the postal service but who are horrified by the direction the service is heading.

Spanberger says she plans to use the responses she receives to share the scope of the problem within the USPS with colleagues in Congress as well as with the Biden administration.

“I hope that our survey will be part of bringing the stories to light, that I can bring to light, and continue to push for better management from the Post Master General on down so that the letter carriers and the postal workers who are proudly doing the service that is the postal service, delivering packages and keeping people connected, can continue to do that good work,” Spanberger said.

She says ways the postal service can be improved, as opposed to the way Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is changing the postal service now, include removing the requirement for the USPS to pre-pay retirement many years in advance as well as allowing post offices to provide basic banking services.

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