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Locals join in Langhorne USPS demonstration

Recent changes to the U.S. Postal Service, including the elimination of overtime for mail carriers, reduced post office hours, and the removal of postal boxes, slowed deliveries earlier this summer.
The passage of H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act, on Aug. 22 was a first step in reversing the changes. Constituents in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District held a drive-through demonstration to urge Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick to call for the resignation of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, and for the policies that slowed the U.S. mail to be reversed.
Some rally participants waved pro-USPS signs at the intersection of Routes 332 and 413, in front of Rep. Fitzpatrick’s office. Others drove up to a station where they received postcards to send in to Congressman Fitzpatrick.
“The damage has already been done,” said Melissa Brannigan of PA Resists. “According to the American Postal Workers Union, hundreds of mail-sorting machines have been removed, and some destroyed. We’re not only deeply concerned about our ability to cast a ballot safely.”
“Congressman Fitzpatrick has a long history of voting for bills that will never be scheduled for Senate votes because of Mitch McConnell,” said Kierstyn Zolfo of PA Statewide Indivisible.
The event was organized by PA Statewide Indivisible with support from Indivisible Bucks County.