GREENSBORO, N.C. – Following the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announcement on July 26 that 20 North Carolina Post Offices face potential closure, U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) yesterday sent a letter to the Postmaster General urging the USPS to give her constituents in each community a chance to voice their concerns before any final decisions are made.
“Post Offices provide communities with more than just stamps and package pick-up services,” Hagan wrote. “Many Post Office locations are gathering centers and lifelines for the communities they serve. This is especially true for our rural communities in North Carolina, which seem to bear the brunt disproportionally of each economic challenge the nation encounters, including the current downturn.
“As the process of reviewing each postal location in North Carolina begins, I strongly urge the USPS to ensure that each affected community receives a robust and fair opportunity to participate in the process and to provide input and feedback. Accordingly, the USPS should consider fully, and with an open mind, these community comments and concerns when making a final decision with respect to each location.”
A copy of Hagan’s full letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is available here.