Letter to the editor: Larsen should be praised for delivering support for the Post Office
Last updated 9/9/2020 at 12:05pm
The valiant efforts of local lawmakers should be applauded for actions to slow the blatant assault on our post office and on our free elections that seem to be taking place on a daily basis by the man who currently occupies the White House.
Congressman Rick Larsen and Eastside Rep. Suzan DelBene joined protestors outside the post office in Everett last week to denounce the attack on voting rights before they both flew back to the nation’s capital to support legislation designed to ensure the safety of the post office and integrity of the 2020 elections.
Larsen is not a newcomer in the effort to protect the sacred federal agency. He should be praised for his willingness to stand up to President Trump with his vote for the USPS Fairness Act back in February, as well as joining with other lawmakers to pass the Heroes Act in May that included $25 billion for the post office and an additional $3.6 million to help prepare for the general election.
He kept up the good fight on Aug. 12 when he joined every other Democrat in the House on a motion to reverse the policies that have already weakened the postal service.
Thank you, Rick Larsen. You truly live up to your title as representative for the residents of our district.