Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Oct 10, 2012
Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) sent a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe expressing his concern about the imminent closing of the Broad Avenue Post Office in Albany, Georgia. In the letter, Congressman Bishop requested to be provided with the financial justifications behind this decision, the plans to find employment for the post office employees at the location, and if there are any proposals to open another post office in Albany to replace the Broad Avenue location.

"I am concerned about the negative impact a sudden closure of the Broad Avenue Post Office will have on Albany and the surrounding communities," says Congressman Bishop. "The jobs, businesses, and residents of Albany that rely on our local branch deserve the right to know why the office is closing and what their best options will be in the future."

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has recently been facing financial challenges and post office closures. The USPS’s lease had expired on the Broad Avenue location and the USPS decided not to renew it. This closure will have a large negative impact on Albany and the surrounding communities. The many businesses that rely on the Broad Avenue Post Office will face financial strains and hardships.

For a copy of the letter sent by Congressman Bishop, please click here.