Postal Service Cluster Mailbox Delivery
Resolution 2014-14
Whereas, the United States Postal Service has recommended that service delivery to individual residences be discontinued and, instead, that the USPS provide mail delivery through so-called cluster mailboxes, subject to exceptions for persons with disabilities through an as yet undetermined process; and
Whereas, some members of Congress have endorsed this plan and are pushing for its eventual adoption; and
Whereas, it has been reported that some post offices are already attempting to enforce this policy; and
Whereas, if implemented, this policy will result in serious mail retrieval problems for persons who are blind or who have low vision, frail seniors, and others with disabilities; and
Whereas, cluster delivery will also result in severe mail retrieval issues for items such as braille and recorded books;
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the American Council of the Blind in convention assembled on the 18th day of July, 2014, at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, that this organization condemn the actions of those postal authorities seeking to commence cluster mailbox delivery; and
Be it further resolved that this organization advocate against all efforts to establish the use of cluster mailbox delivery by the United States Postal Service; and
Be it further resolved that this organization believes it is crucial to create and implement approaches that will preclude individual post offices from arbitrarily and inappropriately implementing policies that have not yet been adopted; and
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to the United States Postmaster General.
Ray Campbell, Secretary