Tell Congress to Keep the Post Office Operating During the Pandemic!

Apr 4, 2020

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Solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Janis, Mike H., Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team

Tell Congress To Support The USPS During This Crisis!

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Sunday, May 5th—RSVP to Mike Fox For Details

 

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) supports postal workers and the USPS. These unsung heroes keep our country and our lives connected.

The Nation reports, “As the coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, the Postal Service has struggled to maintain its crucial role in connecting the country, while also protecting its workers and customers…. Without drastic action, the virus could soon threaten the Postal Service just when it’s needed most.”

Please contact your Representative and Senators using PDA’s Action Alert. Tell Congress to provide emergency funding and debt forgiveness for USPS in the next COVID-19 rescue package, and long-term structural change to preserve affordable and accessible postal services in separate legislation.

 

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Tell Congress To Support The USPS During This Crisis!

Join Our Healthcare Emergency Online Town Hall
Sunday, May 5th—RSVP to Mike Fox For Details

 

The United States Postal Service is one of the few governmental agencies explicitly authorized by the U.S. Constitution. It has been delivering letters, documents, and packages—including essential medicines— to Americans throughout the country since 1792, with roots predating the American Revolution.

Now the onset of the coronavirus pandemic has caused a collapse of commercial mail, threatening the USPS’s ability to continue serving our nation as soon as early summer.

Onerous legislative burdens—chiefly, the requirement that USPS pre-pay 50 years of retiree health care obligations—have put the agency on precarious and unsustainable financial footing.

The $2.2 trillion rescue bill just enacted provides no emergency appropriations or debt relief, merely a provision for additional borrowing authority of $10 billion.

The same bill contains a $500 billion corporate slush fund, and Trump nullified oversight provisions in his signing statement.

Please Click Here to tell your Representative and Senators to provide emergency funding and debt forgiveness for USPS in the next COVID-19 rescue package, and long-term structural change to preserve affordable and accessible postal services in separate legislation.

Join Our Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / Webinar this Sunday, May 5th, 4pm ET, 1pm PT—RSVP to Mike Fox For Details

In order to continue these webinars, as well as our other socially safe organizing, we need your sustained monthly support.

Please pitch in whatever you can afford each month or make a generous one-time gift to help PDA as we fight for you and your loved ones during these challenging times.

The choice is ours. We must act now to protect our future, or we will suffer the consequences. That said, as the massive spending we’re seeing shows, we have more than enough resources to overcome our current challenges and fundamentally reform our society.

We can cope with the pandemic crisis and promote economic and social justice to ensure a high-quality standard of living for all of us. We as progressives will continue mobilizing to make it so.

 

P.S.: Please remember to RSVP to Mike Fox to join our Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / Webinar this Sunday May 5th, 4-5pm ET, 1-2pm PT. Mike will provide all the call-in information.

Then, join PDA investing every month to enact Medicare For All and demanding reasonable, effective and fair COVID-19 emergency policies.

2 Comments

  1. Allan Campbell

    Please save the USPS

    Reply
  2. Opal Abshire

    There are too many old people that can’t go get their mail.

    Reply

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Tell Congress To End Police BrutalityIn This Critical Moment, We See No Leadership From The White House We Look To Justice-Minded Members of Congress, to Step Up and Lead

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) condemns ongoing, escalating violence against African Americans. We desperately need a national truth and reconciliation conversation to admit and rectify the scourge of structural racism, including comprehensive policy changes.

H.Res.988, cosponsored by four courageous congressional leaders, is a decisive first step. Join us demanding its passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In response to the brutal murder of George Floyd by a sworn peace officer, abetted and assisted by three other sworn peace officers in broad daylight, four U.S. Representatives have stepped up to lead.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN, in whose district the murder took place), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced H.Res. 988, a resolution to the U.S. House of Representatives, “condemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country.”

Tell Congress To End Police Brutality

Take action now! Click Here to email your U.S. Representative and demand passage of H.Res. 988 as a first step toward seeking justice for George Floyd and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police brutality.

“From slavery to lynching to Jim Crow, black people in this country have been brutalized and dehumanized for centuries,” Rep. Omar stated last week. “We cannot fully right these wrongs until we admit we have a problem. As the People’s House, the House of Representatives must acknowledge these historical injustices and call for a comprehensive solution. There are many steps on the path to justice, but we must begin to take them.”

George Floyd is just one among the latest in a (much too) long list of victims of state-sanctioned terrorism against African Americans. We know the names of some recent victims, but for far too long records and statistics on extra-judicial police killings have not even been kept. For too many years, officers have not been charged, and—if charged—they have not been effectively prosecuted or convicted.

Email your U.S. Representative today and demand passage of the Omar-Pressley-Bass-Lee resolution (H.Res.988) condemning police brutality, racial profiling, and excessive and militarized force by police.

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