Whether it brings something as special as a handwritten card or something as necessary as medication, the U.S. Postal Service ("USPS") is the only institution capable of going the last mile to reach, serve, and tangibly link every American—and now it needs our help.
In the shadow of COVID-19, demand for mail, and appreciation for it, is surging. That's why we need to make sure the U.S. Postal Service can deliver for all of us.
The way we greet one another is in danger of being lost.
Mail is getting more expensive.
The cost of first-class mail and “forever stamps”are increasing at an unprecedented rate.
Charities and other nonprofits, magazines, community newspapers, and catalogs are facing even bigger postage hikes, which stand to drive some out of business.
Businesses generate 90% of USPS revenue, so less mail in the system means prices will eventually keep going up, no matter what.
Mail is moving slower for everyone.
The U.S. Postal Service is delaying service, even as we continue to grapple with COVID-19. Americans across the country are taking notice.
Starting in October, the one- to three-day service standard for first class mail officially became to one-to -five days.
For many Americans, especially in rural areas, it still is a lifeline and always has been.
Support legislation to stop unnecessary postage hikes.
The U.S. Postal Service is planning to raise postage twice every year—something that has never been done before. Thankfully, new federal legislation would help put a stop to these historically frequent postage increases.
“The Ensuring Accurate Postal Rates Act” (HR 8781) requires the Postal Regulatory Commission (which governs USPS) to consider and potentially reduce the increased postage rate cap now that the federal postal reform law has taken effect.
Click below to email, call and/or tweet at YOUR member of The House of Representatives to ask that they consponsor this important legislation.
KEEP US POSTED:
Keep US Posted is a community of individual Americans and allied organizations united in the belief that a reliable, affordable U.S. Postal Service is essential to our way of life, and we are grounded in the reality that we must act now to protect it.