#DSA4USPS - DSA supports the United States Postal Service!

United States Congress

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United States Postal Service workers are the backbone of our country. Postal workers keep us connected and informed. They sell stamps so we can send letters across the country for fifty-five cents. They deliver our medications, our voter registrations, our stimulus checks. They provide money orders when you need to safely send money by mail. They accept passport applications and can take your passport photos. And they provide over half a million union jobs across the US. The USPS is our daily and emergency distribution system, and has been absolutely crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The USPS is the only universal system we have, servicing every person in the US -- housed or unhoused, via mule or via truck -- without the assistance of any tax dollars. It is our country’s only organization with the network and resources to regularly provide delivery services to every address in the nation. The loss of the USPS would hit all of us hard, but would especially hurt rural communities and communities of color. Over 600,000 workers are employed by the USPS -- 37% of whom are women and 21% of whom are African American. Without the USPS, postal service would no longer be universal, but instead based on private profit. The privatization of our postal service would replace a universal service with one that may be too expensive for every single person in this country to use. Paying bills would be even more of a challenge, and rural communities with limited access to broadband service would be at a disadvantage without a reliable, affordable mail service.

Unfortunately, our universal postal service has been under attack for decades. Time and time again, the USPS faced Congresses that have forced it into debt, ignored its calls for updating its massive fleet, and threatened to privatize it.

USPS workers reach all of us by whatever means necessary. As socialists, we must now be there for them. We cannot allow this public service to be taken over and privatized. DSA must fight for universal, affordable, and reliable postal service as a basic right, and show our solidarity with USPS workers.

To fight back, we must stop the Trump’s Administration attempt to leverage the pandemic in an effort to drive USPS into the private sector. Let’s urge all members of Congress to provide urgent and ongoing financial support from the Federal Government during this public health and economic crisis!

Sign this petition and email your Congress members now.


To: United States Congress
From: [Your Name]

United States Postal Service workers are the backbone of our country. Postal workers keep us connected and informed. They sell stamps so we can send letters across the country for fifty-five cents. They deliver our medications, our voter registrations, our stimulus checks. They provide money orders when you need to safely send money by mail. They accept passport applications and can take your passport photos. And they provide over half a million union jobs across the US. The USPS is our daily and emergency distribution system, and has been absolutely crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The USPS is the only universal system we have, servicing every person in the US -- housed or unhoused, via mule or via truck -- without the assistance of any tax dollars. It is our country’s only organization with the network and resources to regularly provide delivery services to every address in the nation. The loss of the USPS would hit all of us hard, but would especially hurt rural communities and communities of color. Over 600,000 workers are employed by the USPS -- 37% of whom are women and 21% of whom are African American. Without the USPS, postal service would no longer be universal, but instead based on private profit. The privatization of our postal service would replace a universal service with one that may be too expensive for every single person in this country to use. Paying bills would be even more of a challenge, and rural communities with limited access to broadband service would be at a disadvantage without a reliable, affordable mail service.

Unfortunately, our universal postal service has been under attack for decades. Time and time again, the USPS faced Congresses that have forced it into debt, ignored its calls for updating its massive fleet, and threatened to privatize it.

USPS workers reach all of us by whatever means necessary. As socialists, we must now be there for them. We cannot allow this public service to be taken over and privatized. DSA must fight for universal, affordable, and reliable postal service as a basic right, and show our solidarity with USPS workers.

To fight back, we must stop the Trump’s Administration attempt to leverage the pandemic in an effort to drive USPS into the private sector. Support USPS and bail them out!