Take Action: Protect the Postal Service
The U.S. Postal Service is essential to our democracy and plays a critical role to the success of this election in the middle of a pandemic. The postal service has long been the most popular federal agency in the nation, with 91-percent of people in our country holding a favorable opinion about the agency. Delivering election ballots is just one of the essential functions the post office plays. Today, it is the subject of partisan attacks designed to weaken its role and core functions.
Undermining and disrupting the work of the postal service will affect:
- People in rural communities, seniors, and people with disabilities, who depend on the postal service to deliver essential medications and daily necessities in a timely and affordable way;
- Working people who depend on the postal service for their paychecks;
- Veterans who depend on the postal service for medicines and VA benefits;
- Small businesses that depend on the postal service to ship their products to customers; and
- Without the postal service’s public service commitment to provide the “last mile” of delivery, rural and tribal communities may be excluded from mail services entirely by private companies that may not find it profitable to continue rural postal routes.
On August 22, in a bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Delivering for America Act. This legislation will invest $25 billion dollars in the Postal Service and prevent the Postmaster General from implementing additional changes to services before the November 2020 election. It is now up to the U.S. Senate to act.
Contact your Senators below and tell them why the U.S. Postal Service is essential to our communities!