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Petitioning United States Postal Service, John McCain, Arizona State Senate, Donald Trump, U.S. House of Representatives, Rand Paul, U.S. Senate

Provide air conditioning for your mail carriers

Mail carriers are battling the sweltering heat in the summers and are constantly being pushed and demands are high. Parcel volume is at a high level because of the convenience of online shopping, which of course is good for business.  However, the Arizona summers get to be 120 degrees and the LLV's get about 20 degrees hotter than that. It is illegal to leave a child or an animal in a vehicle in these conditions, shouldn't the same be applied to us? I know I don't even have a place to cool down on my lunch break.

Dustin Benthagen
101,720 supporters
Petitioning United States Postal Service, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell

Treat Peace Corps Like Military for Mail Purposes

We have young men and women in the Peace Corps (and similar agencies) around the world, representing the United States, doing great, peaceful, work in our country's name. Yet mailing supplies to them costs hundreds of dollars because, unlike mail to our military men and women, it is deemed overseas mail. This should change. For example: we collect and ship used paperbacks (through a great organization Operation Paperback) to our brave service men and women across the globe. The books are shipped media mail and, since our soldiers and sailors are deemed to be on American soil wherever they are, the cost for a box of books runs about $4.00. Recently a young woman from our town was with the Peace Corps, teaching English in Morocco. She mentioned that she only had 3 tattered children's books to use, so we collected hundreds of children's books and prepared to ship them to her. The cost of the same size box of books we sent for $4.00: $180!  Let's make it easier for Americans to support and supply our Peace Corps volunteers. Let's amend the USPS regulations to allow shipments to go on the same basis as we do to our military volunteers. Think of the benefits to the US if, in addition to the expertise our volunteers bring, they could also distribute books and sports equipment and treats and other supplies. In addition, let's let Peace Corps volunteers pick up packages at our local military bases or embassies. Too many packages that are shipped to certain countries disappear before they get to our people; let's give them a safer means of distribution. The additional cost would be small; the potential benefits could be great!    

Tony Iovino
3,597 supporters
Petitioning United States Postal Service, President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, United rural letter carrier association

Rural Carrier Associate (RCA) hours work count toward retirement.

Rural Carrier Associate (RCA) currently are considered part time employees and receive no benefits. New regulations are mandating RCAs to work Saturday and Sundays along w covering Monday thru Friday. RCAs in many locations are working 7 days a weeks without any benefits. RCAs are working 40+ hours a week with only an option to buy into insurance. None of the time working as a RCA is counted toward retirment. RCAs can work 5 + years before becoming a career employee. This petition is asking that USPS and National Rural Letter Carrier Associates write I to next contract that all hours worked as a RCA is counted toward retirement. This will give RCAs a benefit to stay while sacrificing their family time to the post office. 

Sunshine Conyer
410 supporters
Petitioning Heidi Heitkamp, John Hoeven, Kevin Cramer, United States Postal Service

Investigate postal theft and tampering in Minot ND

There have been numerous complaints about postal service mail tampering and theft, specifically at Minot AFB, ND. We are a military community, serving our country, usually separated from our families by many many miles. Almost weekly, complaints are made regarding cards from family and friends that never arrive, almost always containing gift cards or cash. Images of mail that has been clearly tampered with, opened, likely in search of stuff to steal are shared pretty regularly. The problem is...all of our mailboxes are locked. So this is happening somewhere within the postal service. Numerous complaints filed with postal inspection service as well as the Minot, ND post office regarding this issue. No one has received any communication beyond the initial complaints. This has got to stop. Please do whatever you can to look into the mail theft within the postal service. They are stealing from the men and women who serve our country.

Melissa Nulty
374 supporters
Petitioning President of the United States, Donald Trump, United States Postal Service

USPS:"Solidarity Box"/ "Caja de Solidaridad"

Our family, friends and fellow islanders have been severely hurt by #HurricaneMaria and #HurricaneIrma , additionally, Mexico has been hit with earthquakes! They need us to help them get on their feet again, although this will take time it is very important we all contribute our grain of sand! Currently the USPS has "Flat-Rate" boxes that are very small, the biggest at $18.85. I ask the USPS to create a "Solidarity Box" which could at least be (12" x 12" x 12") and at no additional cost than the standard Large Flat Rate Box but should consider a lower price taking in the thought that this is to help the victims of these natural disasters. Help me achieve this goal!   Nuestras familias, amistades e isleños cercanos han sido severamente afectados por los hurracanes,  Maria e Irma. Adicional, Méjico ha sido afectado por terremotos! Necesitan nuestro apoyo, aunque conocemos que tomará tiempo para que puedan establecerse, es importante aportar nuestro granito de arena! En estos momentos el USPS provee unas cajas " Flat Rate" de distintos tamaños, la más grande al precio de $18.85. Le pido al USPS crear una "Caja de Solidaridad" con medidas de al menos (12" x 12" x 12") sin algún costo adicional al "Large Flat Rate Box" pero que debe de considerar un precio mas económico tomando en cuenta que esta sería para ayudar a las víctimas. Ayúdame a lograr esta meta!

Keishla Martinez
308 supporters
Petitioning President of the United States, Donald Trump, United States Postal Service

USPS:"Solidarity Box"/ "Caja de Solidaridad"

Our family, friends and fellow islanders have been severely hurt by #HurricaneMaria and #HurricaneIrma , additionally, Mexico has been hit with earthquakes! They need us to help them get on their feet again, although this will take time it is very important we all contribute our grain of sand! Currently the USPS has "Flat-Rate" boxes that are very small, the biggest at $18.85. I ask the USPS to create a "Solidarity Box" which could at least be (12" x 12" x 12") and at no additional cost than the standard Large Flat Rate Box but should consider a lower price taking in the thought that this is to help the victims of these natural disasters. Help me achieve this goal!   Nuestras familias, amistades e isleños cercanos han sido severamente afectados por los hurracanes,  Maria e Irma. Adicional, Méjico ha sido afectado por terremotos! Necesitan nuestro apoyo, aunque conocemos que tomará tiempo para que puedan establecerse, es importante aportar nuestro granito de arena! En estos momentos el USPS provee unas cajas " Flat Rate" de distintos tamaños, la más grande al precio de $18.85. Le pido al USPS crear una "Caja de Solidaridad" con medidas de al menos (12" x 12" x 12") sin algún costo adicional al "Large Flat Rate Box" pero que debe de considerar un precio mas económico tomando en cuenta que esta sería para ayudar a las víctimas. Ayúdame a lograr esta meta!

Keishla Martinez
308 supporters
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Petitioning Amazon.com, United States Postal Service

End Amazon Sunday

Dear Amazon and USPS,  We want our mail carriers to rest on Sunday. Please end Sunday delivery. 

Johannah West
230 supporters
Petitioning United States Postal Service, Senator Ben Cardin, Barbara Mikulski, Chris Van Hollen

Reduce the Area that is Considered "Hyattsville" by the USPS

Dear Senators Mikulski and Cardin and the USPS, Earlier this year, our Mayor and City Council sent you a letter that read: "The City of Hyattsville requests your assistance reducing the geographical area that is considered "Hyattsville" by the United States Postal Service. As you are aware, the Hyattsville postal code is far larger than our incorporated municipality. While this may seem innocuous, it causes great frustration among residents and non-residents and confusion among news media. Below are two examples of how the current situation is problematic. When crime occurs within the postal code, many media report it as occurring in Hyattsville, regardless of the many times we have corrected local outlets. The outcome is that our City's reputation and property values suffer, and our residents become exasperated.  Additionally, when residents of the greater area seek government services- for example, snow plowing during and after the recent blizzard- they often write and call us with requests. When we explain that they do not live within our jurisdiction, the result is often further vexation with government bureaucracy failing to be clear and meet the public's needs. We are and will continue to be excellent partners with our neighboring cities and towns in Prince George's County. However, we need your help to remove what have become barriers to optimal governance for the constituents across our region and economic growth in the City of Hyattsville.  Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide. It is greatly appreciated." We hereby join our voices to those of our Mayor and City Council and ask that you help us by working together to identify a solution to our concerns. Sincerely, 

Jennifer Axner
229 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of the Interior, General Services Administration, Bureau of Land Management, United States Postal Service

No New Land Leases for Oil or Coal. Forever.

This petition proposes to end any and all future federal land leasing for oil, coal and gas exploration, development and/or production in the United States of America, onshore and offshore. We do this by appealing directly to the administrators responsible for the management of federal land. The U.S. Department of the Interior has jurisdiction over onshore leasing, exploration, development, and production of oil, coal and gas on federal lands. Under the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management approves and supervises most oil and gas operations. But they are not the only federal agencies with onshore oil, coal and gas leasing authority. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the General Services Administration (GSA) also have such authority. USPS can lease postal service lands for oil, coal and gas development. GSA can lease lands that have been acquired by a federal agency and later declared "excess" to the acquiring agency's needs. Sign this petition to protect our remaining American land, provide these agencies and their leaders with clear recommendations, and cap all future leases, protecting American soil and water from companies more interested in our natural resources than our health, future or well-being. Save your country from exploitation and gift it to your grandchildren. Sign today.

Tony Chavira
206 supporters
Petitioning United States Postal Service, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court

REMOVAL OF HOLDEN LA POSTMASTER!

This petition is in regards to the Holden Louisiana Postmaster. We are a very small community and this postmaster came to our town a little over a year and it has been turmoil since day 1. We as the community are fed up with her treatment. The incompetence, rudeness and negativity every time someone goes into the post office with any issues. Our packages and mail arent being delivered as they are supppsed to be along with a lot of other issues. We have had several issues with having to tell her our flag is to be at half mast. This last issue with the flag In our conversation I was told that YOUR (meaning me) president didnt send her a email. That was a discriminating statement that shouldnt have been brought into her work place. We as Holden residents are fed up and request her removal. We work hard, we pay taxes, we are customers, we are a small community and WE ARE TIRED of her treatment. We have elderly people that wont go into this post office because she intimidates them. We arent receiving mail therefore causing late fees with accounts, poor credit ratings, lost checks in the mail etc. But when we ask her about it, she states these arent her problems. We have neighboring post offices that are tired if hearing from people about Holdens post office due to them handeling business elsewhere instead of their own home post office. If you look out post office has a rating of 2 stars out of 5. We are asking for her removal. We need a postmaster that actual cares for our elderly and community. I have witness statements that will be forwarded to her superior and I will continue this chain of command until something is done. Thank you for your time. ~ Residents and customers of Holden La post office

chasity Mccalmon
156 supporters