What the Senator Says about The Prairie Post Office

We are elated to share this email from Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who praises our recent publication, The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota. If you’re ever in DC, please take a selfie by the display, and send us a copy! Congratulations to authors Amy Phillips and Steven Bolduc and to contributors Kevin Carvell (history of northern Dakota Territory and North Dakota post offices) and Wayne Gudmundson (100+ color photographs).
Heitkamp Letter
Senator Heitkamp’s letter transcribed:
Dear Amy:
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book, The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota. It is proudly displayed in my front office in Washington, DC. 
I appreciate your kind words about my work on issues impacting the United States Postal Service (USPS). I have led the fight to improve and protect mail delivery service so that everyone in North Dakota – whether they live in a rural area, small town, or a city – can count on a reliable USPS. As you noted, the post office is another facet of rural life. As such, I understand the importance of efficient mail delivery and service in helping rural communities, families, and businesses thrive and stay connected. 
My Fix My Mail initiative, a grassroots effort to help North Dakotans have their voices heard about problems with delayed mail delivery and service, has helped make sure Congress and the USPS do not leave rural mail concerns behind. These stories and feedback have helped shaped my efforts in the Senate to call for changes to mail delivery in North Dakota and rural communities.
Again, thank you for your kind and generous gift. 

Heidi Heitkamp

United States Senate




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