On Monday, August 24, 2020, the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors passed Resolution #20-18R in support of the United States Postal Service (USPS). Many Americans will be using the USPS to cast absentee and mail-in ballots, and we urge federal leaders to assure the USPS has sufficient resources to support this and their regular operations. The full text of the resolution is listed below.
A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MIDDLETOWN
COUNTY OF BUCKS, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA,
IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
the United States Postal Service is mandated by Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States of America; and
many thousands of large businesses and more than 30 million small businesses in the United States rely on the United States Postal Service for communication with friends and relatives, and for the delivery of news and products, among other things; and
citizens and residents of the United States, including those of Middletown Township, similarly rely on the United States Postal Service for communication with friends and relatives, and for the delivery of news and products, among other things; and
the United States Postal Service is one of the largest employers in the country with about 500,000 employees, who, if the United States Postal Service were to be forced out of business, would drastically increase the unemployment rolls and burden already overstressed state unemployment systems; and
the Township of Middletown relies on the United States Postal Service for delivering news of the Township, tax bills, and other official business to its residents; and for receipt of tax payments, as well as absentee and mail-in ballots, which are especially important during this pandemic.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
that the Township of Middletown Board of Supervisors does hereby urge the United States Congress and the President of the United States to adequately fund the United States Postal Service so that it can freely and efficiently carry out its mandated constitutional duties; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
that we call upon all those elected officials in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the President of the United States, who represent the citizens of the Township of Middletown to publicly announce their support of the continuation and adequate funding of the United States Postal Service.
day of August, 2020.