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

Apr 04, 2024
Press

(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. 

CONTACT: PressGA05@mail.house.gov 

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.

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