The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the fabric of the United States, and there is still no definitive answer of when we will see some semblance of normalcy restored. Millions of people are out of work, and millions more are working from home. Consumers are doing more of their shopping online, and small businesses are working hard to shift their operations to e-commerce platforms. Our nation’s economy is stumbling, despite years of growth under the Trump administration. But one critical institution is helping to guide the country through these trying times: the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Throughout this pandemic, USPS has delivered food, medicine, cleaning supplies and other essential goods to every doorstep in America. It’s helping families stay connected when they cannot see each other in person. It’s connecting small businesses with their customers. It is undeniable that USPS has been a lifeline for the American people during these troubled times. But now, USPS itself is in trouble.