The United States Postal Service has been struggling lately. Several memos were leaked that revealed a plan to privatize the public service, and the current Postmaster General has issued new rules that have resulted in many people not receiving their mail on time.
It’s a confusing situation: a lot of people don’t understand why it feels like the President is attacking the USPS.
The person behind the Twitter account USPostOffice911 is doing their part to help explain what’s going on, and what steps the United States could take to save the USPS.
There’s so much going on in the world right now, and a lot of it is really confusing.
The situation with the USPS is no exception.
You might not realize it, but the USPS is really important. Many people rely heavily on the postal system to receive medications, paychecks, and, obviously, their mail.
The post office also employs a ton of people across the country.
Not being able to rely on the postal service could have far-reaching consequences that impact if, how, and when we vote.
Unfortunately, it seems that the biggest roadblock to saving the USPS is the President of the United States himself.
One thing that the President seems to take issue with is mail-in voting, which is the same as absentee voting.
People have been using absentee ballots in the United States for a really long time.
But before we can get too far into the current problems facing the USPS, it’s important to go back to a law that was passed in 2006.
Got that? Now back to the current Postmaster and the issues he’s causing.
So how can we fix it? There are short-term solutions, and there are long-term solutions.
The House of Representatives has been actively trying to fix the problem, but the Senate isn’t having it.
The Republicans in the Senate came up with an alternative, but it doesn’t really work.
A solid long-term solution does exist, but it’s unclear if it will actually happen.
Again, the Postmaster is absolutely in the way here.
So what can people do about it?
Call, call, call.
If we each call our representatives, we might get somewhere.
Luckily, the person on Twitter even supplied a script:
Obviously, you can customize the script to whatever you need to say to be comfortable.
And most importantly: be nice to your postal workers.
This definitely isn’t their fault.
Also make sure you share this information with other people, because an informed public is one that can make good decisions for everyone.
People were really appreciative and thankful that the person supplied all this info, but they had a lot of questions.
Some are really surprised that we’re even having to debate the USPS.
The USPS is also up against UPS and FedEx, two private companies who have different options.
Some noted that they think any Covid-related bills should only be about Covid, not anything else.
In the end, the USPS is almost always the least expensive option for sending mail, period.
What do you think about this post? Are you doing anything to help the USPS?
Let us know what you think in the comments!