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The United States Postal Service is under attack. Under the leadership of the new Postmaster General and Trump megadonor, Louis DeJoy, the agency has been upended with dramatic changes that could impact timely delivery of mail. Join this emergency program to find out action steps that can be taken to avert this crisis and to learn accurate information about how you can vote by mail in your state. Donate to protect civil rights

The United States Postal Service delivers much more than letters and packages- it’s how Americans receive their medication, file taxes, pay bills, vote, and much more. It is a way for low-income families or those who live in the most rural areas to send and receive the mail with ease. It is an institution that holds this nation together. 

On June 16, 2020, Louis DeJoy assumed the office of United States Postmaster General, and began enacting measures that he claimed would reduce costs and help the USPS become financially stable. These included banning overtime hours and pay, and prohibiting extra trips to deliver mail. In addition, he began removing sorting machines and streetside mailboxes, claiming he was reorganizing them to best fit demand.

Within a matter of weeks, Americans began to notice a delay in their mail, and because of the upcoming election, where an unprecedented number of people are expected to vote by mail, there was immediate cause for concern. 

Luckily, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is fighting to undo these changes and hold DeJoy accountable

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Disruptions

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, along with pro bono counsel Arnold & Porter LLP, filed a lawsuit on August 19, 2020 that seeks to undo the changes Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has recently implemented. 

Read more about the lawsuit here