Tech, business and consumer groups urge aid to COVID 19-hit U.S. Postal Service

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 1,200 groups ranging from the Package Coalition, whose members include Amazon.com , to small town newspapers sent a letter to congressional leaders on Thursday urging support for the U.S. Postal Service, which was struggling before a pandemic slashed its revenues.

The letter from the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service and others noted that the postal service had seen revenues drop as advertising was cut during a partial economic shutdown aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus, which has killed more than 61,000 Americans.

The leader urged House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer “to provide enough funding to enable USPS to survive and serve its customers, the American people, during this exceptionally trying time.”

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