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Bridgeport City Council calls for immediate action to address mail delays amid controversy over USPS changes

The Bridgeport City Council called for immediate action Saturday to address mail delays amid the national controversy swirling around the U.S. Postal Service.

News 12 Staff

Aug 22, 2020, 5:04 PM

Updated 1,397 days ago

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The Bridgeport City Council called for immediate action Saturday to address mail delays amid the national controversy swirling around the U.S. Postal Service.
As the House of Representatives holds a vote on USPS, the City Council is calling on Congress to engage in bipartisan approval of pending legislation, "to deliver $25 billion to address funding shortfalls and block organizational changes" to the constitutionally mandated agency.
They say they are disturbed by what they call an "all-out assault on the U.S. Postal Service" under the direction of President Donald Trump and his postmaster general, and that it's all part of an effort to sabotage the voting-by-mail process in the upcoming presidential election.
State and local leaders, like Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, say they're also unified in support of postal workers.
City Councilwoman Maria Pereira is calling on Gov. Ned Lamont to issue an executive order directing town clerks to mail out ballots as soon as they're ready so voters have more time to fill them out and send them in.
 


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