The United States Postal Service’s promise of universal service and public ownership has been eroded under the leadership of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and USPS Board of Governors Chairman Ron Bloom.
With President Biden’s decision not to re-nominate Bloom as Chair, we have an opportunity to reaffirm the promise of universal service and public ownership that has been the hallmark of the USPS’ enduring popularity.
As the U.S.Senate considers President Biden’s nominees to fill the two vacancies on the USPS Board of Governors, we demand that they get firm commitments that, if confirmed, the nominees will take the following steps to protect our public Postal Service:
Reverse the postal slowdown that was formalized this year
Commit to prioritizing election mail, including ballots, registration forms, and absentee requests
Expand the postal banking pilot program to provide more banking services to more unbanked or underbanked communities
Seek to expand existing postal infrastructure into a community hub for services, rather than shutting down or privatizing aspects of it
Maintain the USPS as a source of good, living wage jobs for our communities
Provide real oversight to Postmaster General DeJoy’s financial conflicts of interest
It’s critical that every member of USPS leadership remain committed to our Postal Service. That’s why your signature is so important today!