America’s next Postmaster General must commit to keeping the nation safe

Since our country was founded, the American postal system has kept our communities connected and commerce flowing. As this system has matured and grown, so has the post office’s responsibility to keep our mail secure, from preventing illegal trafficking to monitoring for terrorist threats.

Today, with the rise of e-commerce and a global economy, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) faces challenges that would have been unimaginable when George Washington signed the first postal agency into creation in 1792.

The USPS Board of Governors is currently in the process of selecting the next Postmaster General to lead America’s postal system. While the USPS regularly affirms its commitment to security and safety, the agency’s track record hasn’t always reflected its words. It’s crucial that the next Postmaster General not only understands today’s security challenges, but is prepared to follow through and take them on.

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