Local lawmaker shows his appreciation for postal service workers

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – One local lawmaker showed his support for postal service workers on Wednesday.

Representative Ron Kind stopped by the La Crosse Post Office to meet with employees.

It’s in response to the U.S. Postmaster General’s cost-cutting moves, which are slowing mail delivery.

Kind says the move endangers many who rely on prescriptions sent by mail, but also could disenfranchise voters this fall.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said he would put off removing mail sorting machines and drop boxes until after the election.

However, there was no indication that already removed equipment would be put back.

Kind says it’s time to recognize the dedication postal workers have to serve our community.

“Oftentimes it goes unnoticed and we take it for granted, but there’s a reason why the U-S postal service is the envy of the world because they’re very good at what they do, and it’s an important service for all of Americans that we rely on, especially rural America,” said Rep. Ron Kind, (D) WI.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling lawmakers back from their summer break on Saturday to vote on a $25 billion dollar post office relief bill.

The Trump administration favors a $10 billion boost for the post office.

Experts predict roughly 80 million mail-in ballots will be sent in this fall.