Letters to the Editor

America needs the U.S. Postal Service

Whether it’s delivering a holiday greeting or a federal stimulus check, the United States Postal Service is a trusted part of our American lives. For many in rural communities, the postal service is a lifeline where other services like broadband cease to exist.

Besides being trusted by your grandmother to send a birthday greeting, the USPS is also written into the Constitution by our Founding Fathers: Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the Constitution, known as the Postal Clause or the Postal Power, empowers Congress “To establish Post Offices and Post Roads.”

The USPS is a critical part of public infrastructure and employs over 100,000 veterans.

Former military members account for more than 18% of the workforce. Demand your members of Congress not only pass HR 2382, the USPS Fairness Act, but also fully fund the USPS in the next stimulus package to keep the agency solvent.

This isn’t a partisan political issue. This is an American issue. America needs the USPS.

Sharon Poplawski

Cedar Rapids

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