The United States Postal Office has historically played an important role as a safeguard for our democracy. This role will be even more significant this November because voting by mail will protect the health and safety of citizens in the Third Congressional District and in districts across America.
The Trump Administration has failed to adequately combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and their failure to do so coupled with their defunding of USPS is an attack on our democracy. Because of President Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, mail delivery has already been inexcusably delayed. Furthermore, the State of Ohio and 45 additional states received a notice that there was a substantial risk that mail-in ballots may not be processed in time to be counted for the 2020 Presidential Election.
Because of this baseless and senseless attack, Representative Joyce Beatty went back to Washington D.C. to stop the sabotage and put the health, safety, and well-being of Americans first.
With her Democratic Congressional colleagues, Rep. Beatty cosponsored the Delivering for America Act. If enacted, this bill would prohibit USPS leadership from implementing changes to reduce postal operations and levels of service that were in place prior to January 1st, 2020.
Saving the USPS is an issue Congressional Democrats have been working on all year. In May, Rep. Beatty helped pass The Heroes Act, H.R. 6800. This would provide $25 billion in emergency funding for USPS to make up for lost revenue and purchase protective equipment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We need a protected, operational, and fully funded USPS right now in the Third District