Save the United State Post Office

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent agency of the executive branch and is responsible for providing postal service in the US, insular areas, and associated states. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the US Constitution (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 7).

The USPS employs 633,188 workers, which makes it the 3rd largest civilian employer in the US. They are legally obligated to serve all Americans, regardless of geography, at uniform price and quality. The USPS is the world's largest postal system by both geography and volume, delivering 47% of the world's mail.

Those of us living outside of the US know how important the USPS is. In addition to using it to vote each and every year, we also depend on it to send and receive packages and letters to all of our loved ones back in the US. This year, in light of the ongoing pandemic running unchecked throughout the US, those loved ones need the USPS to be operating at full speed and capacity so that they can reliably and safely vote by mail, just like we do.

DA is opposed to all forms of voter suppression and we think it is absolutely imperative that our members do all that they can to support the USPS and protect it from this blatant attack by the current administration. Please read through this linked page from the American Postal Workers Union and take as many of the suggestions as you can.

You can also email the USPS Board of Governors to express your displeasure with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Templates for letters/emails can be found here.