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Clarke Meets with Brooklyn Postmaster Concerning District’s Ongoing Postal Issues

Clarke Meets with Brooklyn Postmaster Concerning District’s Ongoing Postal Issues

BROOKLYN, NY – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) released the following statement after meeting with the Brooklyn Postmaster for USPS. In advance of today’s meeting, Congresswoman Clarke directed her staff to meet with constituents and visit post offices to gather firsthand evidence after receiving several complaints about poor postal service across the Ninth Congressional District:

“Today I met with the Brooklyn Postmaster, Anthony Impronto, to discuss the ongoing postal issues in New York’s Ninth Congressional District. The meeting was a good first step. I walked away with an even greater understanding of the systemic issues plaguing the USPS.  I expressed my concerns about delivery, efficiency, and service, including the suspension of mail service for nearly a week last month, which affected many seniors and people with disabilities. I also specifically raised concerns about unique issues faced by residents of affordable housing buildings.

“During the meeting, problem areas were identified and I suggested a number of new strategies to ensure that issues raised by Brooklyn residents are promptly and completely addressed, such as updating equipment and technology, providing better training, and a renewed commitment by USPS leadership to better retain staff. My staff is also exploring legislative options which we will share with the community and the Postmaster.

“Ultimately, Mr. Impronto and I had productive and open dialogue. I look forward to working with his team in the coming months and will continue to hold him accountable until the concerns of my constituents are addressed.”