Moral Monday Digital Direct Action on McConnell - Save the USPS!
Start: 2020-08-17 15:30:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
This is a virtual event
The need to protect the U.S. Postal Service has never been more urgent. With millions of people planning to vote by mail, we need to ensure that our ballots arrive and are counted.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has done nothing to step up to defend the Postal Service, and by extension, our ability to vote in the most important election of our lifetimes.
Instead, he has wasted weeks of precious time in a callous refusal to pass a full and compassionate relief package during the greatest public health crisis of a generation, and just this week he sent the Senate on vacation. And in doing so he leaves millions to face evictions, hunger and sickness without the support of the federal government
Join us for the Moral Monday Digital Direct Action on McConnell this coming Monday, August 17 at 3:30pm ET, where we will demand McConnell bring the Senate back to DC to pass a full relief package that includes protection for the U.S. Postal Service.
Over the past two weeks, more than 500,000 of you have taken part in the Moral Monday actions, with thousands calling in and shutting down McConnell’s offices in DC and across Kentucky. The activists of the Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign are leading the charge to challenge McConnell and all the hurt his policies have caused in Kentucky and across the nation.
Tune in to the livestream on our website and on Facebook to take action on Monday to Save the Post Office, and Save Lives!
Directly impacted Kentuckians and others from across the nation who have been hurt by McConnell’s inaction will speak about the senator’s disregard for the poor and the USPS. The USPS is a lifeline for many communities, especially rural ones, and the orchestrated slow-down on mail is already causing increased late fees on bills that people can’t afford, expedited evictions because payment doesn’t come in time, and is a dangerous form of voter suppression.
We’ll be joined by Elizabeth Powell, Secretary-General of the American Postal Service Workers Union (APWU) which represents more than 200,000 USPS employees, actor and activist Jane Fonda, and others to demand a full relief package including adequate funding for the U.S. Postal Service.
Forward together, not one step back!