Regular readers may remember that I passed on a recommendation back in September to thank Senator Claire McCaskill for her suggestion that we all write more letters as a way to shore up the USPS. Well, I wrote my own thank you note to her and on Saturday I got a response. See below:
When I read the letter, I noted that she said she’d received “scores of letters” thanking her for her comments. I guess that means she didn’t receive “hundreds.” As we all work to keep paper mail alive, remember that the decline in paper correspondence may mean that a USPS-delivered letter to your Congressional representative may get more attention than the flood of emails they receive each day. Write to your reps today about an issue that is important to you and take advantage of the joy of living in a representative democracy that currently boasts a strong postal service.