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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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Congresswoman Alma S. Adams Pushes for Protection of the U.S. Postal Service at Local Hearing

Jul 5, 2016
Press Release

Greensboro, NC — Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) participated in a local hearing as part of national five-part series ending in Greensboro, NC hosted by the A Grand Alliance; a coalition of over 150 national and local civil rights, environmental, faith-based and labor organizations united to save the public postal service.

The purpose of this hearing was to join civic leaders and community members discuss the need for preservation of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as the world’s most relied upon source of communication. In recent years Congress has passed budgetary cuts in service for USPS causing major losses in jobs, which negatively impacts African-American and Latino communities, as well as women.

In the coming days there will be a findings report released by community field hearing panelist from across the country to share with the public about the status of service and sentiment of the community regarding the USPS. In Congress Rep. Adams has cosponsored legislation to support and protect the USPS. “Before there were computers, cell phones or social media there was the U.S. Postal Service. The USPS places people, before profit and that is why I support the U.S. Postal Service,” said Rep. Adams.