Letters of support for U.S. Postal Service are in the mail

I just put in the mail 20 Emmerson Kelly post cards (with matching stamps) to various Washington state and Wasington, D.C. politicians of both parties, asking them to do what they can to stop the privatization of the U.S. Postal Service. I realized too late that one should have come to The Herald. The Postal Service has been under siege for some time, through under funding and a pre-funding of the pension plan, and lately, by direct verbal attacks from President Trump. Even FedEx, for example, uses the service to deliver packages for them.

More importantly, there are people who do not have access to broadband communication, and depend on the mail carrier to bring them bills, magazines, etc. And, if course, vote-by-mail! I have voted in California (at a neighbor’s garage), in Hawaii (at the elementary school) and here (by mail). I really like the convenience and security of putting my ballot in the mail.

Right now, in the middle of this pandemic, my heroes are the mail carriers and the folks at The Herald. Thank you all for keeping me informed, entertained and sane, since I’m one of the vulnerable population and have not needed the services of the other heroes more commonly listed.

Ann M. Vergara


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