Congresswoman Nikema Williams Leads Effort to Resolve Extreme Mail Delivery Breakdowns in Atlanta

Apr 04, 2024

(ATLANTA) This week, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) led a group of Georgia’s Democratic Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to the United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy regarding the extreme delivery breakdowns in Atlanta. Preliminary reports indicate the issue is connected to the Atlanta Regional Processing and Distribution Center in Palmetto. 

The letter was signed by Representatives Henry C. “Hank” Johnson (GA-04), Lucy McBath (GA-07), and David Scott (GA-13).

The Members write in part

“We understand and appreciate the value the United States Postal Service (USPS) and postal workers bring to everyday Georgians. However, as Members of Congress, we also have an obligation to deliver for our constituents. The numerous disruptions to mail deliveries impact many of our constituents who depend on USPS for their bills, paychecks and in some cases, life-saving medications and they must be remedied. 

“With these problems in mind, we request answers to the following questions: 

1) What update, if any, can you provide regarding the aforementioned issues at the Atlanta Regional Processing and Distribution Center in Palmetto, including what may be the source of delays, and what actions are being taken to remedy any issues? 

2) How is USPS currently communicating with customers in the metro Atlanta area reporting delayed and lost packages? 

3) What resources are being made available to customers who have reported delayed packages, or customers who have lost or untraceable packages?”

Click here for the full text of the letter to Postmaster DeJoy. 


Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District on the exclusive Financial Services Committee. She is a champion of voting rights and builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams is committed to closing the racial wealth gap and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of your ZIP code or bank account.


Recent Posts

May 9, 2024

Congresswoman Nikema Williams on Continued Republican Chaos, Latest Motion to Vacate

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement after voting no to tabling the latest Motion to Vacate Speaker Mike Johnson: “Earlier today, Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson refused to say he would accept the results of the 2024 election, effectively saying he is willing to silence our voices at the ballot box. […]

May 2, 2024

Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Democratic Women’s Caucus and Pro-Choice Caucus Highlight Impact of Florida Abortion Ban on Entire Southeast

(WASHINGTON) – On Wednesday, the day Florida’s abortion ban went into effect, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Vice Chair and a member of Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus (PCC) joined a press call on the far-reaching impact of the ban. The press call included DWC Chair Rep. Lois Frankel and PCC Freshman Representative Maxwell Frost […]

May 1, 2024

Congresswoman Nikema Williams Votes No on HR 6090

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), a member of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism issued the following statement after voting no on H.R. 6090:   “We are seeing a distressing rise in antisemitism in America. Republicans’ response to the urgency of the moment is passing a messaging bill that will not fulfill […]