Carolyn Long: ‘Stop Playing Politics With The Postal Service’
VANCOUVER, WA — On Monday, Carolyn Long, candidate for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, again called on Congress to stop playing politics with the postal service. Carolyn Long has spoken on this issue for months:
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the U.S. Postal Service is essential to Southwest Washingtonians, our communities, and our country—it needs to be treated as such. Congress must work together to ensure the Postal Service continues to provide its essential services to our communities and reject partisan politics that seek to harm it, which hurt families and businesses here.
“Rural communities in Southwest Washington depend on USPS to ship and receive mail and essentials. Many veterans and seniors rely on the postal service for their prescription medications; and seniors rely on it every month to send them a social security check. Even our small businesses need their services to reach their customers—especially right now during the pandemic.
Finally, our voters need USPS to deliver their ballots this year. Starving the U.S. Postal Service of critical funding is an attack on our democracy. Here in Washington state, we know that voting by mail is safe, secure, accessible, and fair. The postal service must be preserved so that we can ensure every Washingtonian is able to vote and every American vote is counted,” said Long.