Losing the USPS — especially during a public health crisis — would be devastating to millions of Americans. Many rely on it to keep in touch with loved ones… to stay up-to-date on the latest news… and to receive their medications without the risk or inconvenience of going to the pharmacy.
And this year, the USPS couldn’t be more crucial to the survival of our democracy. Many will return their 2020 Census forms by mail, to make sure we get an accurate count of everyone living in the U.S. — and vote-by-mail programs will be an important way for voters to safely make themselves heard in the 2020 elections.
But Trump remains dead set against saving the USPS. When Congress tried to add a $13 billion direct grant for the Postal Service to its recent stimulus package, a Trump administration official stated: “We told them very clearly that the president was not going to sign the bill if [money for the Postal Service] was in it.”