A coalition of progressive advocacy groups is planning demonstrations across the country as part of an urgent effort to remove Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and “save the post office” from President Donald Trump.
The protests are set to take place at post offices across the nation on Saturday, August 22. At 11 a.m. (register at this site for details), protestors will show up at local post offices across the country to save the post office from Trump and declare that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy must resign.
Rahna Epting, executive director of MoveOn, tweeted that “it’s going to take everyone, on multiple fronts, to save our Postal Service and our democracy.”
On Saturday, August 22, 2020 show up to #savethepostoffice. Pledge to join at www.savethepostoffice.net/survey/save-the-post-office-from-trump.
Joining the insurrection are more than 300,000 dedicated postal workers who have steadfastly continued working through the pandemic, and who take seriously their motto, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
The American Postal Workers Union and National Association of Letter Carriers have embarked on a “grand alliance” to stop Trump from trying to “sacrifice our public Postal Service at the altar of private profit, saying, “The U.S. mail is not for sale.” They argue that Trump’s efforts to leverage the coronavirus crisis — from seeking to curtail collective bargaining to cutting jobs — are “a shot to the heart,” and they vow to fight them “every step of the way,” especially given the upcoming election.
Blasting DeJoy as “Delay,” union leaders note that if they could deliver 1.3 billion Christmas cards last year, they can handle fewer than 130 million ballots. “You get those ballots in our hands, we’re going to deliver them,” said a local president in Chicago. Nobody’s going to steal this election, and they’ll do their best to help people exercise their right to vote.