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Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:13 AM

Sen. Chris Van Hollen on the USPS situation, early voting

From an email to constituents this morning.

"I have heard from many of you who are experiencing mail delays including for essential mail such as medication and retirement checks. I want to be clear: the current slowdown in mail delivery is unacceptable and is imposing unnecessary hardship on Marylanders and communities nationwide. These problems are driven by the pandemic and recent changes implemented by the new Postmaster General and Trump campaign contributor and ally Louis DeJoy, and they must not be allowed to continue.

Thats why Ive called for an immediate reversal of these changes and am working in the Senate to open an investigation, provide emergency funds to the Postal Service, and fight against any efforts to privatize it. My office has also reached out to our local post offices to investigate and get details on their operations. As Americans continue to rely on USPS, and especially since millions plan to exercise their right to vote by mail in November, we cannot let these problems persist.

Americans deserve to know that when they post their ballot or pay a bill by mail, it will be delivered on time. They should have peace of mind knowing their fundamental right to have their voice heard in our government has been fulfilled. While we push for these changes at the Postal Service, its critical that every Marylander knows how to safely cast their ballot this fall including by early voting, which starts on October 26."

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Wicked Blue Aug 2020 OP
onetexan Aug 2020 #1
qwlauren35 Aug 2020 #2
gristy Aug 2020 #3
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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:15 AM

1. Reverse the damage & emergency funds - Yes!

Bravo senator!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:16 AM

2. Thanks for this

I thought the reversal bill was in the House.

Now, I don't know what things will be like in September, but hopefully some serious lobbying is going on.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:28 AM

3. Good to hear!

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Sat Aug 15, 2020, 12:47 PM

4. GOOD to hear!

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