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Researcher reveals DeJoy donated $600,000 to Trump and GOP after top USPS job opened

“This information is explosive. We have a crony at the helm of our nation’s Postal Service. A man rife with conflicts of interest and potential violations of law.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, September 15…

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A U.S. Postal Service mailer that is being sent to millions of American households ahead of the November election. (Photo: PolitiFact)
Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News USPS Voter suppression

States Warn Postal Service is sending misinformation about voting to millions of Americans

“Confusing voters about mail ballots in the middle of a pandemic is unacceptable.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Saturday, September 12 Officials in Colorado, California, and Washington state on Friday were forced to publicly clarify local…

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With integrity of election at stake, 14 states demand injunction to stop DeJoy’s sabotage of US Postal Service, mail-in voting

“With the national election less than two months away, we are seeking a judicial order protecting this critical government service.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Friday, September 11 Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson this week…

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Posted in Common Dreams Investigations News USPS Voter suppression

USPS watchdog probe found 1 million Primary Ballots likely delivered too late to count

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the findings “more powerful proof that resources and reform are vital right away to prevent serious election mail delays and voting suppression.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Wednesday, September 2 The…

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Posted in Common Dreams Government News Politics Race for the White House 2020 USPS

Documents reveal Chair of Postal Service Board Is Director of McConnell-allied Super PAC

‘The Corruption Is Bottomless’ “Can the GOP’s takeover of USPS be any more blatant?” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, September, 1 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s deep and longstanding ties to U.S. Postal Service Board…

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Sergio Escobar, and his sister, Mariana Escobar, join about 100 other protesters during a Harley Rouda rally against changes to the United States Postal Service in Newport Beach, California, on August 18, 2020. The event was organized by Indivisible OC. (Photo: Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register)
Posted in Accountability Common Dreams Community Action News USPS

Nearly 700 Protests Planned for Saturday at Post Offices Across Country

“From the most remote village in the Alaskan tundra to the tiniest island in the Everglades, there’s one connection we’ve always depended on: the mail.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Friday, August 21 As of Friday…

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Postal Union Leaders Warn Removal of Mail Sorting Machines and Other DeJoy Damage May Be Difficult to Reverse

“Everybody is fundamentally watching the beginning of the dismantling of the Postal Service,” one veteran postal worker said. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Thursday, August 19 Postal workers and union leaders across the nation are warning…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus Democracy News Race for the White House 2020 USPS

DeJoy announces suspension of changes to mail operations

Right’s groups: Still ‘Miles to Go’ to Ensure a Safe and Fair Election “Nice try,” said Rep. David Cicilline. “You also need to reverse the damage you’ve already done.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Tuesday, August…

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Trump declares Postal Service can’t handle mail-in voting because he’s blocking funding

‘Just Comes Out and Says It’ “This is crazy by any standard. The president of the United States is actively trying to sabotage the election.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, August 13 President Donald Trump…

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Mail clerks sort packages at a USPS Processing and Distribution Center on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in City of Industry, California. (Photo: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Posted in Abuse of power Common Dreams Democracy News USPS Vote by mail

Alarms sound after Postal Worker reports removal of sorting machines

The removal of key equipment from Post Offices should be viewed as nothing less than “sabotage,” said one observer. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, August 12 The head of the Iowa Postal Workers Union alleged…

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Postmaster General—a major Trump donor—ousts top officials

‘Friday Night Massacre’ at US Postal Service as “America is in a dead sprint to authoritarianism. The man is pulling out all the stops to prevent the citizens of this country from holding a legitimate election…

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Maine Letter Carriers allege USPS leadership ‘willfully delaying’ mail to sabotage Postal Service from within

“We’re watching the deliberate destruction of the Post Office unfolding in front of us,” said one journalist. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, July 22 A formal complaint filed last week with the U.S. Postal Service…

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Shipments of masks destined for major cities across the U.S. were seized by law enforcement without any explanation. (Photo: Movement-Ink/Instagram)
Posted in Abuse of power Common Dreams Coronavirus News USPS

Law enforcement seizes thousands of masks sent to help protect protesters from coronavirus

“It appears they want to ensure that people who protest are susceptible to the same deadly pandemic that they have failed miserably at stopping.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, June 5 In an effort to…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Public Policy Race for the White House 2020 USPS

Calling US Postal Service ‘a joke,’ Trump demands four-fold price hike for customers amid Covid-19 pandemic

Such a move, say critics, “would be a disaster for millions of Americans who rely on USPS.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Friday, April 24, 2020, 5:45 PM MST President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to…

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Postal Union Slams Trump for Holding USPS funds hostage to force cuts

‘A Power Grab’ ‘Draconian’ “This administration is committed to fulfilling the decades-long pursuit by some to sacrifice our public Postal Service at the altar of private profit.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer The 200,000-member American Postal…

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