Are We About To Lose The US Postal Service?
Above photo: From the American Postal Workers Union.
Bailout our public institutions before the corporations!
NOTE: Popular Resistance is a member of A Grand Alliance to Save the Postal Service. We urge you to take action. Politico reports:
“The U.S. Postal Service could be gone by June unless Congress immediately delivers billions of dollars to counteract the impact of the coronavirus crisis, a House committee chairwoman warned Monday night.
“Based on a number of briefings and warnings this week about a critical fall-off in mail across the country, it has become clear that the Postal Service will not survive the summer without immediate help from Congress and the White House,” Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.”
If we lose the US Postal Service, we lose the ability to send mail at a low cost, we may lose universal postal services and we lose secure jobs, which will be distastrous for our postal workers’ families during the recession.
If you care about the USPS, tell why the Postal Service matters to you here.
The Postal Service is under an unprecedented strain from the Coronavirus pandemic and we all need to act.
The crisis is straining every part of the Postal Service. It is putting new obligations on the USPS, while postal revenue falls. For millions of Americans, the Postal Service is their only contact with the outside world right now. Its network is keeping our prescriptions filled and food on our shelves.
But when the Congress passed its huge two-trillion dollar stimulus, they left the Postal Service out in the cold!
There are credible reports that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin lobbied hard to stop Congress from including financial support for the USPS in the stimulus bill. His department is in charge of the White House’s attempt to sell off the Postal Service to private corporations.
The Coronavirus crisis is raising costs for the Postal Service. But it is also throttling postal revenue, as businesses scale back their spending or stop trading altogether. Some Congress members have sounded the alarm that the USPS could run out of money as early as June!
Tell them that we demand that they give our Post Service the resources it needs to keep America moving in this time of crisis.