Postal Service deliveries are vital for rural Montanans

by Lyle Shannon of Fairfield
| October 2, 2020 7:00 AM

To the editor:

I have been reading, with interest, the news articles about the disruption of the U.S. Postal Service over the last week. I rely on the Postal Service to deliver several of my life-saving medications. The latest attempts by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the Trump Administration to disrupt our access to the mail may delay my latest delivery of medication.

I am terrified of what that may mean for my health and wellbeing. Some of my most important medications are delivered by mail, including my blood pressure and heart medications. As a veteran who lives in rural Montana, access to my medication is critical. Continued attacks on my ability to receive mail could put my life at risk.

I am calling on our Congressional delegation to continue working in Montana’s best interest and continue working to save the Postal Service.

Lyle Shannon