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.