DAY OF ACTION TUESDAY Nancy Pelosi called on members of Congress to “participate in a Day of Action on Tuesday by appearing at a Post Office in their districts for a press event” in order to “save the Postal Service,” saying, “In a time of a pandemic, the Postal Service is Election Central.”
Even though we are not in the U.S., we can still help Speaker Pelosi by writing emailing/calling our representatives and senators and letting them know that downscaling postal services is not tolerable.
We cannot allow our voting right to mailing back ballots to be compromised. Hauling away mail boxes and canceling collection services means that those who depend on these services for their medical prescriptions, Social Security checks, and contact with the outside world, especially during this pandemic, will be deprived of a lifeline. They, along with U.S. citizens who live abroad, will be disenfranchised because they are not guaranteed that their ballots will arrive on time to be counted by those states who only allow them to be mailed back by postal mail.
(Battleground states where absentee voters must use postal mail to return their ballots: GA, IA, KY, MI, MN, OH, PA, TX, and WI.)
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