November 17, 2020

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Throughout the pandemic, the APWU National has received dozens of letters of support from the public, thanking us for our dedicated service. Some are edited for space and clarity.

I’m writing in support of USPS workers and to let you know of my concerns about recent negative (I think) changes to the Post Office.

I have been using USPS for years, but it was not until recently that I knew that USPS received no money from taxpayers. The COVID-19 pandemic had a big hit to the U.S. economy. This is a time when more American people rely on the USPS than ever before. Our democracy depends on the Postal Service...

We need to change now. This is not a Democrat vs. Republican issue. Everyone in America depends on the USPS….

I am glad that more Americans are aware of the crisis and started to help... I have signed various petitions and sent messages to my senators and representatives, asking them to address the issue once Congress has resumed. I have already spread the message to my friends, asking them to save the USPS together.

I really appreciate the hard work of all postal workers. It is you guys who spent so much time and endeavor to connect our country to the world… You all rock.

Sincerely Yours, Kenneth Pat, La Jolla, CA

We love our post office in Camden, right in the middle of town. We see each other there, mailing letters and even bills, packages and cards. We are fond of the clerks who are themselves part of the town. It is part of the living social center that we all depend on, to stay in touch with each other and the world.

I find it unbelievable that there are people in Congress who think we shouldn’t have a Postal Service, are trying to starve it out by unfair legislation, when it is such a heartwarming part of our community, and all the other communities in the country.

Beedy Parker, Camden, ME

We get our prescriptions, receive and send out bills, and vote by mail. And of course, we send out Christmas cards, a personal tradition I do not want to give up. None of this would be possible without the reliable delivery of the mail by the federal workers of our local USPS. I am grateful to all of you. My father was a career member of the U.S. Army, so we spent many years in countries other than the U.S. My parents were able to vote while overseas, because of the infrastructure and reliability of the USPS.

Our postal system needs to be protected and respected. It is one of the finest in the world… Thank you for the service the USPS workers have provided in all neighborhoods and rural communities around this country.

Ruby Herrick, Sacramento, CA

I am just one of many, many Americans who are so thankful for your hard work, dedication and determination in your delivery of our very important mail, medications and packages. Thanks seems to be such a small gesture but please don’t be discouraged as we are with you in thought and spirit.

Pat Arnold, Crystal, MN

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