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To: President Donald Trump, Senator Mitch McConnell, U.S. Congress

Fully Fund the United States Postal Service

Fully Fund the United States Postal Service

Congress and the White House must fully fund the United States Postal Service in the next stimulus bill.

Private companies won't deliver to certain remote areas because it's not profitable to do so, but the Postal Service is obligated to serve all Americans regardless of where they live— and, right now, the Postal Service is delivering lifesaving medications and food, supporting voting by mail in primary states, and helping other services necessary for our nation to continue to operate.

Why is this important?

The U.S. Postal Service is once again under attack by Republicans who want to bankrupt the Postal Service and allow private equity firms and global corporations to privatize the service, dismantle the agency, and profit further off of the American people.

The United States Postal Service is one of our government's oldest and most reliable entities. And mail service has been a lifeline for many Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

However, because of the pandemic, the agency could run out of cash by the end of September, if Congress fails to act. Democrats have been pressing for weeks to fully fund the Postal Service, but the Trump administration recently blocked a bipartisan attempt to fund the agency.

For years, conservatives have tried to push mail service toward privatization—either by setting highly prescriptive loan terms or by essentially forcing it into bankruptcy.

During the last privatization fight, Senator Bernie Sanders said, "If the goal of the Postal Service is to make as much money as possible, tens of millions of people, particularly low-income people and people in rural areas, will see a decline in or doing away with basic mail services."

Recently, Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted, "I'm calling on Congress to act swiftly to shore up USPS so that everyone can continue to receive essential medicines and supplies, and as many Americans as possible can vote from home."

Please join with us and demand that Congress and the White House fully fund the United States Postal Service in the next stimulus bill.


Reasons for signing

  • They deliver to all and especially cover those in lower income area and it's free unless other delivery services (UPS, FedEx, etc) and not they also continue the final delivery for these services. Do not let this Administration Privatize, so many cannot afford and those in rural areas will definitely lose out.
  • Because the postal service is a crucial part to everyday life.
  • The USPS provides essential services and has done so for over 200 years. There is no reason this essential agency should be subject to Administration whims or that services should be curtailed in any way. I signed this petition because I am tired of bully tactics and the degradation of the institutions that have actually made America great.

Updates

2020-05-19 07:42:15 -0400

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2020-04-10 13:46:07 -0400

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2020-04-10 13:20:59 -0400

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2020-04-10 13:18:47 -0400

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