The United States Postal Service (USPS) has provided mail delivery as a public service in the United States since it was directly established through the U.S. Constitution. The USPS connects Americans to life-saving medicines, important products, and to each other across distant and sometimes remote locations–and in 2020, we’ll rely on the USPS to connect millions of Americans to the ballot box. Our postal workers are faithful agents of the common good, offering an essential service in this pandemic and helping to ensure a faithful democracy that enables Americans to vote safely in COVID.
In the midst of a pandemic, the USPS needs emergency funding to maintain delivery services that meet the needs of the nation. Now the trusted public institution has been caught up in political controversy and Americans are noticing the impact. Limitations on postal workers and cost-cutting measures have caused delays in deliveries and growing concerns about the impacts on mail-in ballot delivery for the election. While officials at the USPS assure the public that delivery of mail-in ballots will be prioritized, the reality is that more funding is critically needed.
Take Action Today to Save the USPS!
- Show your support for the Postal Service as a faithful citizen: Call your Senators and tell them why the USPS is important to you. Urge them to provide the $25B in emergency funding to ensure critical delivery services in a pandemic. Phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
- Offer public witness as a person of faith by blessing our Postal Workers: Order our “Bless the USPS” postcards at no charge. Receive a pack of 20 cards free when you pledge to mail them all in 2020. Limit one pack per customer. Not only can you keep in touch with friends and family, but to let our postal workers know that their essential service is seen and appreciated. Don’t forget to take a picture when you put your postcard in the mail! Upload to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the tags: #faithfuldemocracy, #faithfulcitizenship, #BlessTheUSPS