Do Our Part. Save The Post Office.
Jump to today’s actions:
Good news: calling Congress works! For weeks we have been demanding that the postal service be protected from Trump’s predations. Now Speaker Pelosi is pulling out the stops.Members are returning from recess next week to pass protections for the postal service The House Oversight Committee has moved Postmaster General DeJoy’s appearance to August 24 — opening day of the Republican convention.
Pelosi also called for a national day of action: House members will appear at local post offices to show America the damage already done.
All of this is good news, but nothing is certain yet. We must keep up the pressure on Congress to protect the postal service and pass the Heroes Act. Then we must redouble our efforts to dump Trump, ditch Mitch and flip the Senate on Nov. 3
President Obama said it: Trump is “kneecapping” the postal service to suppress votes. We must win this election, and that means save the post office, so be it.
Then in a Biden/Harris America, our leaders will work for elections the American people can trust. Where dark money is gone from the mix. Voting rights for minorities are protected. And a “we the people” democracy blooms again.
How you can help
1. Call the Senate.
Script for Sen. Merkley
Script for Sen. Wyden
2. Call the House.
Script for Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)
Script for Greg Walden (OR-02)
Script for Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)
Script for Peter Defazio (OR-04)
Script for Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
3. Get 2020 Ready.
Oregonians are joining with activists across the country to power a LANDSLIDE democratic victory in November 2020, from the White House to the Senate to the State Houses. Here’s how you can get involved:
Elections Power Hour weekly strategy call. Mondays at 5pm
Call Arizona voters. Thursdays, training at 5pm, calling begins at 5:30
Write letters to voters with Swing Left and Vote Forward. Saturdays 12-2pm
Write postcards to Voters of Color with Reclaim Our Vote. Sundays 3-5pm
What’s in HR 1: https://www.vox.com/2019/3/8/18253609/hr-1-pelosi-house-democrats-anti-corruption-mcconnell
Obama on knee-capping the USPS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/barack-obama/id1479487160?i=1000488128266
Pressure is mounting to stop the Postmaster General: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/14/postal-service-chief-under-fire-admits-unintended-consequences-of-his-policy-overhaul.html
House Oversight Committee moves Postmaster General’s testimony to Aug. 24: https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1295014079459926016?s=20
Pelosi calls members back early: https://twitter.com/Fritschner/status/1295128298398326784?s=20