CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Last week we learned that President Trump’s Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, has been deliberately sabotaging the US Postal Service. He ripped out postal sorting equipment, removed mailboxes from city streets, displaced experienced successful managers from their posts, and instituted work rules causing delays. This sabotage has severely slowed mail service in many parts of the country, delaying delivery of prescription drugs, bills, and rent payments. On Friday, the postal service told 46 states and the District of Columbia that it cannot guarantee that all ballots cast by mail will arrive in time to be counted for the November election.
President Trump has indicated that he opposes funding the postal service because he wants to thwart absentee balloting, which state laws authorize for about 75% of registered voters nationwide. We need to rescue the postal service.
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.
Monday (Aug 17)
Ask your Representatives to Support the Delivering for America Act: That bill prohibits any degradation of post services. More information can be found here. Contact John Katko (315) 423-5657; Kirsten Gillibrand (315) 448-0470; and Charles Schumer (315) 423-5471.
Tuesday (Aug 18)
Seek Immediate and Effective Oversight Hearings: Contact the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and demand immediate hearings conducted by staff to force the postal service to restore service to January 2020 levels. Try (202) 225-5051 or FedEx a letter to Carolyn Mahoney, Chair, House Committee on Oversight and Reform, 2157 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515.
Wednesday (Aug 19)
March to Support the Postal Service: At 7 p.m. at Perseverance Park (Occupy). Details are here.
Thursday (Aug 20)
Rest. You deserve it.
Friday (Aug 21- Saturday Aug 22)
No Action Alerts.
Sunday (Aug 23)
CNY Solidarity Meeting: 3-4 p.m. Likely Via Zoom.
Save the date for these upcoming events:
Oct 24-Nov 1: Early voting for the general election. Details TBA.
Tue, Nov 3: Election day. Polls open 6:00am-9:00pm.Today and every day, be sure to follow us online and on social media.
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