Tell Congress: Expand funding for the USPS
The Postmaster General just announced they would postpone cuts to the USPS until after the election. Meanwhile, Congress is refusing to increase funding for the USPS while seriously considering handing the Pentagon another $30 billion in the next COVID relief package. What kind of backwards priorities are these? Tell Congress to prioritize democracy and expand funding for the USPS NOW!
The United States Postal Service is one of the last remaining public goods in our society which provides, among other things, the infrastructure necessary to ensure that those in America who are allowed to vote can vote by mail during a global pandemic. Our election system is already rigged against poor people, people of color, people with criminal records, and others — you can’t defund the most reliable and safest voting tool during a global pandemic, too! This attack also represents a severe threat to the living standards of a large section of black workers and their families who have historically found stable, good paying jobs with the USPS. Postponing cuts until after the election is not enough! You must expand funding for the USPS NOW.
While refusing to fully fund the USPS, your colleagues in the Senate are seriously considering handing the Pentagon another $30 billion in the next COVID relief package. Restoring funding to the USPS to ensure a free and fair election will be essential in the coming months-- expanding funding, however, will help ensure workers remain in stable, well-paying jobs despite the ongoing economic crisis.
Now is the time to demonstrate your real priorities. Will you continue to slash funding for public goods while lining the pockets of weapons contractors with $30 billion in extra funding? You must support the call to expand funding for the USPS NOW.