As the holiday season approaches, with more people than ever turning to online shopping for their Christmas gifts, a pressing issue casts a shadow over America's rural communities. Since 2013, Amazon's contract with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for package deliveries has increasingly placed an unbearable strain on our already overburdened rural postal workers. This overwhelming demand is not only disrupting the delivery of regular mail but also putting excessive pressure on small, local post offices that are the lifeline of these communities.
Sign this petition to urge the U.S. Postal Service and national lawmakers to address the unsustainable pressure Amazon's package volume places on rural postal services during the holiday season and beyond.
The problem is starkly evident in towns like Bemidji, Minnesota, where the influx of Amazon packages has led to significant mail delays and overwhelmed postal workers. This trend is replicated across rural America, where the USPS infrastructure is being stretched to its limits, compromising the essential services it provides to residents.
The holiday season should be a time of joy and celebration, not stress and overwork for our dedicated postal workers. The current situation calls for a thoughtful reassessment of how USPS handles the increasing package volume from companies like Amazon, especially in rural areas. Join us in advocating for the well-being of our rural postal workers and the integrity of our mail delivery system.
Sign this petition to demand that the U.S. Postal Service and national lawmakers take concrete steps to alleviate the burden on rural USPS services caused by Amazon's delivery demands.