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Top Democrat Demands Postmaster General DeJoy Turn Over All ‘Secret Communications With the Trump Campaign’

A top Democratic congressman is demanding that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hand over any and all of his “secret communications with the Trump campaign” after he admitted in testimony before the House Oversight Committee earlier this week that he has been in contact with people associated with the president’s reelection bid since taking charge of …

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Chair of Postal Service Board Under Fire Over Little-Noticed RNC Appearance Backing ‘Four More Years!’ for Trump

Robert Duncan, the Trump-appointed chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors who previously served as head of the Republican National Committee, is facing backlash over his little-noticed appearance in a prerecorded GOP convention video Monday night and calls to resign for his past role in the party’s nationwide voter suppression efforts. Duncan’s participation …

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Postal Workers Union Organizes Nationwide Rallies Pressuring Congress to #SaveThePostOffice

A union representing U.S. Postal Service employees joined with USPS supporters to hold dozens of rallies across the country Tuesday demanding that Congress #SaveThePostOffice by providing the agency with at least $25 billion in emergency funding as well as stopping and reversing mail slowdown policies introduced by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The day of action …

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Demands for Removal of DeJoy Intensify After Postmaster General Shows He ‘Doesn’t Know the Basics of His Agency’

Democratic lawmakers ramped up their demands for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to step aside or be removed after the Trump megadonor on Monday demonstrated flippant ignorance of basic U.S. Postal Service operations, refused to cooperate with lawmakers’ requests for documents, and declined to commit to reversing policy changes that have impeded the timely delivery of …

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‘Stop Helping Trump Sabotage Our Democracy’: McConnell Urged to Call Senate Back and Pass House Bill Reversing DeJoy Mail Changes

Following the House’s passage over the weekend of legislation that would reverse Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service, progressive advocacy groups are demanding that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “stop playing politics with our right to vote” and immediately call his chamber back from recess to approve the bill. “President …

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#SaveThePostOffice: New Documents Show Postal Delays Are ‘Far Worse’ Than Previously Known

As the House of Representatives prepares a Saturday vote on legislation to reverse recent changes in postal operations and send emergency funds to help the agency before the November election, the chair of the House Oversight Committee says that things are far worse than previously known. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), released new internal USPS documents Saturday with a warning …

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Nearly 700 Protests Planned for Saturday at Post Offices Across Country as DeJoy Slammed for Defense of Mail Sabotage

As of Friday afternoon, more than 650 demonstrations were planned as part of “Save the Post Office Saturday,” a national day of action in which people across the U.S. will demand that President Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy end their assault on the U.S. Postal Service. Demonstrations will begin at 11:00 am local time.  …

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“They’re Not Needed, Sir”: DeJoy Tells Senate He Has No Intention of Returning Mail Sorting Machines

Update: In testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Friday, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers that he has “no intention” of returning or replacing mail-sorting machines that have been removed from post offices across the nation. Questioned on the machine removals by Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), DeJoy said, “They’re not …

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WATCH LIVE: DeJoy Testifies Before Senate Amid Fresh Warnings Over Mail Changes and ‘Highly Irregular’ Appointment Process

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is set to testify Friday before the Republican-controlled Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in the wake of startling new revelations surrounding the process that led to his appointment as well as fresh details on his plans for a massive post-election overhaul of mail operations. Earlier this week, as Common …

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‘Complete Bombshell’: Former Top USPS Official Reveals ‘Disturbing’ New Details of DeJoy Selection and Mnuchin Sabotage of Mail Service

In his first public remarks since resigning from the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors in protest at the end of April, David Williams on Thursday offered a number of alarming new details surrounding the selection of Trump megadonor Louis DeJoy as postmaster general and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s efforts to exert influence over mail …

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“It’s a Cover-Up”: White House Accused of Hiding Mnuchin Role in Recruiting Postmaster General DeJoy

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday accused the Trump White House of covering up the role Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin played in recruiting Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major Republican donor with no prior experience working for the U.S. Postal Service. “If it looks like a cover-up, sounds like a cover-up, and smells like …

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Warnings of DeJoy Scheme to ‘Kill Postal Banking’ as USPS Reportedly Considering Plan to Let Wall St Set Up ATMs in Post Offices

JPMorgan Chase, the largest financial institution in the United States, is reportedly in talks with the U.S. Postal Service about a proposal to set up ATMs in post offices in several states across the country—a plan critics warned is an effort to eliminate the possibility of a public postal banking system. Capitol Forum reported Wednesday …

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90 House Democrats Demand USPS Board of Governors Immediately Remove DeJoy Over Postal Service Sabotage

A group of 90 House Democrats on Wednesday demanded that the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors immediately remove Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, arguing that his vow to suspend recently imposed mail service changes does nothing to undo his conflicts of interest or the damage he’s already done to the nation’s most popular government institution. …

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Still ‘Miles to Go’ to Ensure a Safe and Fair Election, Rights Groups Say After DeJoy Announces Suspension of Changes to Mail Operations

Civil rights advocates vowed to continue fighting to thwart any attempt by the Trump administration to sabotage to U.S. Postal Service and the 2020 general election on Tuesday, after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced he would “suspend” changes to post office operations until after the November election. Following reports that mail sorting machines have been decommissioned at …

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Warnings of GOP Attempt to ‘Control the Narrative’ as Senate Republicans Set Hearing With DeJoy Just Ahead of House Testimony

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson announced Tuesday that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy—a major donor to the GOP—will testify at a virtual Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Friday, just days ahead of DeJoy’s scheduled appearance before the Democrat-controlled House Oversight Committee. The timing of the planned Senate hearing—and Johnson’s stated reasons for inviting …

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Mail-In Voters and Candidates Sue to Block ‘Unconstitutional’ Assault on Postal Service by Trump and DeJoy

A group of voters from several states and candidates for public office in New York filed a federal lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy alleging that the pair’s ongoing assault on the U.S. Postal Service unlawfully threatens Americans’ right to vote amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Among the plaintiffs in …

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Mail-In Voters and Candidates Sue to Block ‘Unconstitutional’ Assault on Postal Service by Trump and DeJoy

A group of voters from several states and candidates for public office in New York filed a federal lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy alleging that the pair’s ongoing assault on the U.S. Postal Service unlawfully threatens Americans’ right to vote amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Among the plaintiffs in …

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Democrats Demand McConnell Bring Senate Back Into Session to ‘Protect USPS and Our Election’

After Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday she was calling members back from recess to Washington, D.C. early to address the “devastating effects” of President Donald Trump’s efforts to “sabotage” the November election by using the United States Postal Service to disenfranchise voters, Democrats in the upper chamber urged GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

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‘I Hope the Postmaster General Comes Prepared. I Know I Will,’ Says Rep. Katie Porter as DeJoy Agrees to Testify on USPS Changes

Following demands by top congressional Democrats that he testify before the House Oversight Committee, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s office announced Monday that he will appear at a hearing August 24. “I hope the Postmaster General comes prepared,” committee member Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) tweeted Monday afternoon. “I know I will.” DeJoy, a Republican Party megadonor who …

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‘It’s Going to Take Everyone’: Demonstrations Planned Nationwide to ‘Save the Post Office From Trump’

As the House Democratic leadership calls members back to Washington, D.C. for an emergency vote on legislation to reverse Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s disruptive and possibly illegal policy changes, a coalition of progressive advocacy groups is planning demonstrations across the country as part of an urgent effort to remove DeJoy and “save the post office” …

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Top Dems Demand Postmaster General DeJoy Testify, Citing ‘Grave Threat’ to ‘Our Very Democracy’

Top Democrats on Sunday demanded Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testify before Congress next week and accused the “Trump mega-donor” of having “acted as an accomplice in the president’s campaign to cheat in the election, as he launches sweeping new operational changes that degrade delivery standards and delay the mail.” The joint statement came from House Speaker …

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Top Dems Demand DeJoy Testimony, Citing ‘Grave Threat’ to ‘Our Very Democracy’

Top Democrats on Sunday demanded Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testify before Congress next week and accused the “Trump mega-donor” of having “acted as an accomplice in the president’s campaign to cheat in the election, as he launches sweeping new operational changes that degrade delivery standards and delay the mail.” The joint statement came from House Speaker …

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Sanders Warns of Trump Effort to ‘Destroy the Post Office to Sabotage This Election’

“We will not let Trump destroy the Post Office to sabotage this election. This is a democracy, not a dictatorship.” So declared Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Twitter Saturday as he released a video documenting the president’s own statements and recent changes imposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to make the case that President Donald …

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Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama Agree: Trump’s Attack on Postal Service a Direct Assault on 2020 Election

Both Sen. Bernie Sanders and former President Barack Obama on Friday raised alarm over President Donald Trump’s open attempt to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service by refusing to provide emergency funding in what critics call an effort to hamper the general election—in which millions of Americans are expected to vote by mail.  In an email to …

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Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama Agree: Trump’s Attack on Postal Service Is an Attack on 2020 Election and US Democracy

Both Sen. Bernie Sanders and former President Barack Obama on Friday raised alarm over President Donald Trump’s open attempt to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service by refusing to provide emergency funding in what critics call an effort to hamper the general election—in which millions of Americans are expected to vote by mail.  In an email to …

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