Friday, December 2, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Elise for Congress’ legal representation sent the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy a letter demanding immediate action regarding the repeated security failures by the USPS or its contractors that resulted in Elise for Congress packages containing campaign contributions being plundered on four separate occasions over the course of several months.

This mail theft resulted in the loss of nearly $20,000 in campaign contributions but also—and more alarmingly—has exposed hundreds of Congresswoman Stefanik’s campaign supporters to potential identity theft or financial fraud.

Photos of the mail theft:


Elise for Congress is demanding that USPS provide the following information; (1) a list of all concrete actions taken by USPS to investigate these thefts; (2) the particular steps that USPS will take to ensure that Elise for Congress will not be the victim of mail theft in the future; and (3) a list of the actions that USPS will take to more effectively prevent, detect, and prosecute mail theft both in New York’s 21st Congressional District and nationwide.

Elise for Congress is continuing to identify our grassroots donors who have been affected by this and look forward to a speedy response from Mr. DeJoy.

Read the full letter from Congresswoman Stefanik and Elise for a Congress’ legal representation HERE.