Election 2020: New Jersey Democrat Says Post Office Failures Putting Senior Citizens at Risk

TOMS RIVER, NJ – Andy Kim just railed the U.S. Postal Service’s inability to be the backbone of the November general election.  Today, he’s saying the same post office that is supposed to bear the burden of hosting a federal election is also jeoparding senior citizens by its failure to deliver mail on time, including mail that includes life-saving and life-enhancing medication.

Ocean County is home to one of the largest concentration of senior citizens in New Jersey.  Can you imagine during September, October and November, how a postal service so overburdened by millions of extra mail ballots is going to affect senior citizens who already aren’t getting their prescription medicines in the mail on time?

“Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard from so many of our seniors about the importance of protecting the US Postal Service to ensure prescription drugs and benefits get delivered on time. I want to highlight a few of their stories today as we fight to protect our mail,” Kim said.

Here are some constituent comments shared by Kim today:

Joan from Pine Beach said, “I recently had to reschedule a doctor appointment because my medical records hadn’t arrived in time for the appointment. The idea, intent and implementation of actions to thwart the mail is disheartening and scary and down right un-American.”

Pat from Waretown said, “For more than 10 years my husband and I have relied on the USPS to deliver our prescription drugs on time. With the monkey business going on now, we have no assurance that medications mailed by our prescription plan will be received in a timely manner.”

Alice Claire from Beachwood said, “I depend on my Social Security Retirement and Federal Retirement check mailed from different areas in the USA. In addition my financial institution is the Pentagon Federal Credit Union which I depend on, contacting by USPS.”

Christine from Berkeley Township said, “I rely on the Postal Service to get the prescriptions I need, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Elizabeth from Brick said, “I am an 83 year old senior who relies on USPS for delivery of my prescriptions. A delay in my service can be potentially life threatening.”

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