COVID Card #87

July 31, 2020 | 0 comments

While COVID Cards exist because of something political (no financial help for the USPS during the pandemic, as well as, other issues preventing the service from being solvent), I try to avoid current political issues when choosing card topics. Card 87 was supposed to have a different topic, but fate stepped in under the guise of a server glitch: the postal museum website, which I was using for imagery, went down. So, I decided on a fall back topic: speed.

A few weeks ago, rumors were floated that the Post Master General issued a memo announcing “major operational changes,” many of which would result in slower mail delivery. Chatter about this has increased to the point that it seems it is likely not rumor. The president’s disdain for the USPS is no secret. The Post Master General is his appointee, as well as, a well-known contributor to Republican races. Read more here.

Please be patient and use the USPS more than ever. Write letters. Please.

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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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