This is the 9/2/2020 version. Read our update on the legislative war against DeJoy here and about the GOP’s campaign to privatize our Postal Service here. (Quote by Michael Hiltzik, LA Times)
“The United States Postal Service shall be operated as a basic and fundamental service provided to the people by the Government of the United States, authorized by the Constitution, created by Act of Congress, and supported by the people.“
– 39 U.S. Code § 101(a)
: Add in USPS Board of Governors Chairman Robert Duncan, revealed on Monday to be the director of Senator Mitch McConnell’s super PAC. McConnell, in a re-election campaign of his own, has been careful to sidestep criticizing the USPS directly, a service popular with over 90% of Americans, preferring to say “it will be just fine” and leaving town without giving it any funding.
Aug 21 update:
Former member of USPS testifies that Sec. Treasurer Mnuchin inserted himself into this non-partisan role to politicize the office in favor of Trump.
Action #1: CALL! Subpoena them all!
Three men have been largely responsible for turning a non-partisan American institution loved by over 90% of the public into a partisan swamp. We support Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. plans to subpoena Postmaster General DeJoy. But we want all the fish – including USPS Board of Governor Chairman and GOP operative Robert Duncan for his role in placing DeJoy in his position, and his political conflicts from serving on boards supporting both Mitch McConnell and Trump’s reelection bid and Treasury Sec. Mnuchin. He can bring his little “fact sheet” with him to the hearing.
Minimal script to ALL Reps/Senators: “I’m calling from [zip code] to support Rep. Maloney’s plan to subpoena Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. I also want Robert Duncan from the USPS board and Sec. Mnuchin supoenaed to answer for their roles in politicizing our postal service.
Action #2: CALL! – Democrat or GOP. Make sure your legislators know you’re watching. Both DeJoy and Robert Duncan must resign!
Minimal script to ALL Reps/Senators: “I’m calling from [zip code] to demand that Sen./Rep. [___] call for the immediate resignation of Postmaster General DeJoy, due to his deliberate sabotage or incompetence, his political and financial conflicts of interest, and his clear disinterest in ensuring that all American can safely vote by mail this fall.
In addition – Robert Duncan, the chairman of the USPS Board of Governors, is not only directly responsible for installing DeJoy, but has also been revealed to be a director of Mitch McConnell’s $130M super PAC. McConnell has refused to take up the bill for USPS funding.
Between DeJoy, Duncan and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s interference described in the Congress’ hearings, the Postal Service, an essential nonpartisan service, has been turned into a tool for partisan gain.
I expect Sen./Rep. [___] to demand that the USPS Board of Governors either fires Louis DeJoy and Robert Duncan, or hand in their own resignations. Continue reading “Wed 9/2: This is what you can do to help save the USPS and our election.”