Standing Up for Rural Postal Delivery

The Center for Rural Affairs has signed letters of support for continuing reliable, affordable 6-day mail delivery from the US Postal Service. Particularly for remote rural citizens, the service is a lifeline. Nearly 10,000 people have signed the pledge.

We also signed letters of support for two bi-partisan measures in the House of Representatives. One, HR 54, would restore service standards to those in use before last January's reductions. The combination of reduced service standards and closing mail processing facilities has left rural Americans and businesses experiencing the worst of mail delays.

The other House measure (HR 12) calls for maintaining 6-day mail service across the country. Small towns and rural communities in particular depend on this service as a link to prescription drugs and other vital services. Both measures passed in the House.