By Brian Stewart. Monday, August 24 2020
“Save the Post Office Saturday” was an enormous success! On Saturday, as House Democrats handed measures to repeal Louis DeJoy’s actions and totally fund the publish workplace, tens of 1000’s of us gathered in entrance of publish places of work at greater than 800 actions in each state throughout the nation. Together, we demanded that Donald Trump and Postmaster General DeJoy cease scheming to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service.
Check out this video that includes only a few highlights from the intensive protection we generated collectively, from this Washington Post story to native shops throughout the nation. Local protection like that is essential to reaching Congress, as a result of politicians pay shut consideration to their native media.
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From Naalehu, HI (inhabitants: 866), to Greenbush, MI (inhabitants: 1,200), and Portland, ME, to Portland, OR, folks turned out, masked and socially distanced, in solidarity with postal staff and communities throughout the nation whose well-being and livelihoods rely on our constitutionally assured Postal Service. Nearly 100 organizations partnered to assist drive Saturday’s actions along with TransferOn, together with RuralOrganizing.org, the NAACP, Service Employees International Union, the Working Families Party, the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, Indivisible, Vets for the People, and the American Federation of Teachers. With all of us taking motion, we made #SaveThePostOffice development on Twitter.
But Saturday was just the start. Now that the House has taken motion to #SaveThePostOffice, we have to ramp up strain on Republicans within the Senate.
Can you name your senators proper now to demand they do every thing of their energy to save lots of the publish workplace from Trump and DeJoy’s sabotage?
We’ve been sounding the alarm concerning the threats to the publish workplace, and Congress is listening. On Friday, underneath monumental public strain, DeJoy instructed the Senate he’d delay different modifications—although he stated nothing about modifications he already carried out, and there’s no motive to imagine he’ll hold his phrase. And as we speak, the House Oversight Committee held an pressing listening to, with testimony from Postmaster General DeJoy and Postal Service Board of Governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan, on the intensive mail delays and repair disruptions ordered by DeJoy, a Trump megadonor who has donated to a number of Senate Republicans, and has his personal vital conflicts of curiosity, and is finishing up Trump’s needs to intrude with the publish workplace’s capacity to ship our democracy come November.1
The continued assault on the Postal Service isn’t solely a transparent try by Trump and DeJoy to sabotage vote-by-mail ballots in November, it’s additionally successful on weak populations throughout the nation who rely on the USPS for important items and providers. DeJoy has now stated he’ll droop his service rollbacks, however he instructed Speaker Pelosi “he has no intention of replacing the sorting machines, blue mailboxes and other infrastructure that have been removed.”2
Together, we’ll be sure Congress acts.