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I am tired, completely and utterly tired. No, actually I’m exhausted. This is something that a leader is not supposed to say; but it’s whatever. Let me explain. I am hosting a series of zoom meetings as part of my campaign for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. My district is a beautiful place with amazing people in northwestern CT and includes large urban cities, affluent suburbs and small rural and farming communities. There are 41 cities and towns and I plan to host a series of listening sessions with the residents of each community. In this temporary Covid-19 reality we had to get creative about engagement. …

Like many of my constituents in CT-05, I was deeply concerned when I learned the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) warned it could not guarantee all mail-in ballots would arrive in time to be counted for the November election. In a letter to 46 states, including Connecticut, the Postal Service maintains that even if mailed by state deadlines, ballots may not be delivered on time, raising the possibility that millions of voters could be disenfranchised.

I am even more concerned, however, about the continued sustainability of this national agency.

Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution authorizes Congress to establish post offices and post roads. Our Postal Service is commissioned with the task to provide affordable mail and package delivery services to every zip code in the United States, no matter how remote or wide-ranging. …

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