Senator Carper To Hold Telephone Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow On Future Of USPS

WASHINGTON – Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) will hold a telephone town hall meeting to hear questions, comments and concerns from Delawareans, including U.S. Postal Service employees. Sen. Carper will answer participants’ questions and share his thoughts on a range of topics, but he will focus primarily on the U.S. Postal Service’s ongoing financial challenges, the Postal Service’s recent cost-cutting initiatives such as the proposed closing of the Hares Corner processing facility in New Castle, as well as the urgent need for postal reform and what it means for Delawareans. The call will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

Sen. Carper has held several successful telephone town hall meetings over the last few years to talk about topics including health care reform, the national deficit and the economy. He has reached tens of thousands of Delawareans on those calls.

“Telephone town hall meetings provide a unique and convenient forum to allow thousands of Delawareans to participate in a conversation about what’s important to their lives, families and communities,” said Sen. Carper. “I use these opportunities to learn how I can better serve the people and state of Delaware.

“As the U.S. Postal Service moves forward with a series of difficult cost-cutting initiatives – including here in Delaware – I know that postal employees, customers, and communities in Delaware and across the country have strong views about how postal management and Congress should proceed in their efforts to shore up the Postal Service’s finances and modernize its business model for the 21st century. Over the past year, postal reform legislation has been moving forward in both the House and the Senate and it is my hope and expectation that later this year Congress will pass comprehensive postal reform legislation. I can think of no better time to discuss the various reform proposals being considered and what we need to do to keep the U.S. Postal Service solvent with my friends and neighbors across the First State. I look forward to hearing the questions and comments of my fellow Delawareans, including postal employees and customers, and sharing my views on this important topic.”

Telephone Town Hall on the Future of the U.S. Postal Service
Call to Focus on Delawareans’ Questions and Comments on the future of the U.S. Postal Service and Postal Reform
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Accessible via Telephone

Sign Up Information

To sign up for the telephone town hall, constituents may call one of Sen. Carper’s offices in Delaware or Washington, D.C., or email with your name and phone number (with area code). Entries without a phone number cannot be processed. Please sign up by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Late submissions cannot be processed.