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Don't Mess with USPS!

Dear [firstname],

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is a pillar of our democracy, enshrined in the Constitution, and essential for providing critical services like delivering medicine, Social Security benefits, paychecks, tax returns, and absentee ballots to El Pasoans and millions of Americans.

Now more than ever, the USPS is a vital service that helps keep us safe and prevents the spread of COVID-19.

Yet, the Trump Administration has been trying to undermine and dismantle the USPS. In May, President Trump installed a mega-donor to his campaign as the new head of the Postal Service, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

Postmaster General DeJoy and the Trump Administration pushed for sweeping new operational changes to degrade postal service, delay the mail, and threaten to deny the ability of eligible El Pasoans to cast their votes through the mail in the 2020 elections. Even more troubling, the USPS removed mail sorting machines from post offices and postal drop boxes around our country without any explanation.

My colleagues and I are working to put an end to this and will vote on the Delivering for America Act, which prevents USPS from implementing any changes to operations or levels of service it had in place on January 1, 2020, and provide $25 billion in additional funding.

I’ll keep fighting to prevent the undermining of the USPS, and in order to have a better understanding of the impact this administration’s changes are making, I need to hear from you. How have the recent changes to the USPS affected you? What steps do you believe Congress should take to respond? Let me know what you think by filling out the survey below.

Oversight Visit to USPS El Paso Processing and
Distribution Center

On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, I conducted an oversight visit to the USPS El Paso Processing and Distribution Center.

The oversight visit comes after people across the country have experienced the devastating effects of President Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s campaign to sabotage the 2020 election by delaying mail – including life-saving medicine and payments – and manipulating the USPS to disenfranchise voters. The USPS itself has warned that voters, even if they send in their ballots by state deadlines, may be disenfranchised in Texas and 45 other states and Washington, D.C. due to these actions.

Following the oversight visit, representatives from the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and I gave a brief statement on how the facility is operating. Click here to watch.

 Meeting with USPS Employees


In addition to better understanding what’s happening to your service in El Paso, it’s also important to understand what local postal workers. On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, I held a meeting with local USPS employees to discuss the operational changes they’ve witnessed and what I’m doing to fight for them.

The USPS is not a partisan organization – it’s a critical lifeline for the nation –and I will work to ensure El Pasoans are able to receive their correspondence, medicine, and ballots by mail.

The safety and well-being of you and your loved ones is of the utmost importance. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office via email at or by phone at 915-541-1400.


Veronica Escobar
Member of Congress