Updated July 31, 2020. This letter will go to your senators and House representative.
New reporting confirms what we feared: Trump is gutting the U.S. Postal Service to slow delivery of mail-in ballots.
In addition to being a public utility, encoded in the Constitution, the USPS provide jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans, including a disproportionate number of veterans and minority groups.
Timely delivery of mail-in ballots will make elections safer during the pandemic. Also, consider the number of Americans receiving prescription drugs via USPS; missed deliveries could be a death sentence for them.
In order to keep the Postal Service afloat, advocates are asking Congress for $25 billion in immediate assistance, a $25 billion modernization grant to overhaul infrastructure, and $14 billion in debt forgiveness.
The USPS is an invaluable system that we cannot take for granted.