Allred Shares U.S. Postal Service Stories from North Texans Affected By Changes

September 3, 2020
Press Release

DALLAS – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a video sharing stories from constituents of the 32nd District of Texas who submitted their experiences with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Nearly 2,000 North Texans submitted their concerns on changes to mail service to Allred. You can watch the video here.

“Hearing from North Texans is one of the most important parts of my job, and I am thankful to the North Texans who shared their stories on how changes to the USPS affected their lives,” said Allred. “Many are experiencing difficulties getting their prescriptions or running their small businesses because of changes in their mail service. I will keep working to stop the attacks on the USPS and fight to ensure that postal workers can do their jobs and serve the American people.” 

Allred has been a vocal champion of the USPS and has voted to provide additional resources so it can continue stable and reliable mail operations during this pandemic. This comes after reports and photos of dismantled machines at a North Texas USPS facility.

On August 22, Allred voted for the Delivering for America Act, a bill that would prevent the USPS from making operational changes impacting the delivery of the mail. The bill would maintain service standards and prohibit USPS from implementing any changes to the operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020. It passed the House with bipartisan support and Allred is a cosponsor. It also includes $25 billion to support USPS operations.  

On August 20, Allred visited the USPS Dallas Processing and Distribution Center to see first hand the impact of the Administration’s changes on postal workers and the delivery of mail in North Texas. Additionally, Allred delivered a video update after his visit which you can watch here.  

Allred joined more than 190 of his colleagues in calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to ensure Americans continue to receive timely mail delivery. In May, Allred voted for the Heroes Act, which provided $25 billion in emergency funds to help the USPS operate and protect its workers.