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To: President Biden and Congress
Save USPS: Stop Louis DeJoy from shuttering post offices!
Congress must stop Trump's Postmaster General Louis DeJoy from closing 200 postal facilities and cutting 50,000 USPS jobs!
DeJoy’s Great Consolidation of postal facilities will likely cost good union jobs. DeJoy already announced his plan to cut 50,000 Postal Service positions over the next decade. The job loss from shuttering facilities will only add to that number.
Closing facilities will eliminate more than 50,000 good union jobs and could compromise the ability of the Postal Service to carry out its essential functions — like delivering ballots safely and bringing life-saving prescriptions to seniors and rural communities.
Why is this important?
USPS funding is a major equity concern. The postal service is the lifeblood of much of rural America, where people rely on the USPS to deliver goods and transmit information. In areas without internet access, US mail is absolutely essential.
And there’s another problem with DeJoy’s plan: it reinforces the idea that USPS should be managed like a business. That’s absurd. USPS is a public good.
As the legislative and political director for the New York Metro Area Postal Union said of DeJoy’s latest plan, “DeJoy's Great Consolidation is a true danger to the public post office."
Instead of slashing postal workers, we should be taking advantage of the huge opportunity USPS offers for our country. USPS should expand its services for rural and low-income communities even further by looking into offering banking services, internet access, and more.