Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s (D. VA) re-election campaign:
The U.S. Postal Service is in trouble.
This vital service is in dire financial straits, but President Trump has said he’ll block emergency funding to keep the postal service from going bankrupt during this pandemic.
The Postal Service isn’t something we can afford to lose, even in the digital age. It processes 182 million pieces of first-class mail every day. A lot of those pieces of mail are medication, bills, bill payments, and other important documents.
Plus, during this time of unprecedented physical distancing, the postal system is providing a vital service to thousands of Americans who want to stay in touch with loved ones. Come November, many more Americans may want to utilize this system to cast their ballots by mail.
Without Congressional action, there’s a real possibility that our postal system will cease to exist. Will you sign our joint petition and show your support for the U.S. Postal Service?
Saving the Postal Service does more than keep us connected — it keeps people employed. The U.S. Postal Service employs 600,000 folks across the country, and now their employment hangs in the balance. These hardworking people could lose their jobs unless Congress acts quickly to help the postal service.
Thank you for your support,
— Team Warner