Durbin Demands Answers On Actions USPS And DOJ Will Take To Protect Letter Carriers From Attacks While On Mail Routes

CHICAGO – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today sent a follow-up letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Attorney General Merrick Garland urging the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to institute additional safety measures and investigate the continued uptick in attacks against mail carriers as they complete their routes.  In addition to the direct trauma to letter carrier victims, these crimes may have downstream effects such as exacerbating staffing shortages, leaving “delivery deserts” and causing dangerous delays in medication and other critical deliveries. Continue reading