May 14, 2020

Dear Friend, 

I hope you, your friends and your family are staying safe during this difficult time. I wanted to take a moment to update you on my work to protect the U.S. Postal Service. Americans of all walks of life depend on the Postal Service and that’s particularly true in New Hampshire, especially for our rural communities. The COVID-19 crisis has further underscored the importance of the Postal Service as many Americans depend on their mail carriers for essential deliveries, including medications, stimulus checks and tax refunds. I’m always grateful for our mail carriers but especially now as they faithfully work their routes despite the risks to their health and safety.

The Postal Service needs help to maintain service and protect workers, which is why I’m calling on Congress to deliver this financial support so that post offices and rural delivery services are maintained. 

Unfortunately, President Trump is trying to force the Postal Service to quadruple its postage rates. Americans, especially seniors and small businesses, cannot afford these sudden increased costs, especially now. To make matters worse, the President has also threatened to privatize the government agency, which is a direct threat to rural delivery, and recently selected one of his political fundraisers to serve as Postmaster General to advance this agenda. 

I am going to fight this with everything I’ve got.

Our nation’s founders intended for the Postal Service to service the entire nation equally and fairly – under no circumstances should the agency be radically restructured for political purposes. 

As the Senate negotiates the next COVID-19 relief bill, I am working across the aisle to ensure the Postal Service is able to continue to serve all Granite Staters. Americans need to know that their mail carriers will be there to deliver the essential items they rely on in the months and years ahead. 

As always, if you or someone you know is in need of assistance with a Postal Service issue or with any federal agency, you can contact my office and open a case here. If the matter is time-sensitive, you can call my Manchester office at (603) 647-7500.

Remember, we’ll get through the COVID-19 crisis together.




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