Testimony of Mark Jamison in Jones v. United States Postal Service

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By Mark Jamison “Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of … Read More

USPS OIG: Processing Readiness of Election and Political Mail During the 2020 General Elections

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USPS OIG: Our objective was to evaluate the Postal Service’s readiness for timely processing of Election and Political Mail for the 2020 general elections. Election Mail is any mailpiece that an authorized election official creates for voters participating in the election process and includes ballots and voter registration materials. Political Mail is any mailpiece created by a registered political candidate, a … Read More

Trump, beware: Americans have a deep, enduring love for the Postal Service

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By Karen Heller Washington Post: President Trump has branded the Postal Service “a loser,” “joke” and “scam.” It’s a first-class source of his mail-content. He routinely disparages the Postal Service because it loses money and, by his own admission, he doesn’t want people in much of the country to vote by mail. Trump, it should be noted, votes by mail. … Read More

Must watch: Former Deputy PMG Ron Stroman discusses mail delays and threats to the election

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Former Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman was on MSNBC with Nicolle Wallace. His take on the Senate hearing yesterday, the delays going on at the Postal Service, and the risks for voting by mail is fantastic. Stroman believes that there is a ‘significant question’ whether delays in mail are intentional, and he expresses concerns over the disenfranchisement of thousands of … Read More

Questions for the Postmaster General

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Mr. DeJoy needs to appear before Congress immediately, not a month from now, as currently scheduled, and he needs to speak to the American people in a press conference. Here are some of the questions he should be asked.

Stand By Your Mail

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Check out the #StandByYourMail theme song and music video with @citris_music. The tune is a classic – just like our #PostOffice. Sing it. Share it. And tell your stories about the post office. We’d love to hear them @StandByYourMail, the People’s Postal Rescue Campaign.  Learn more at StandByYourMail.org. Performed by Angelina Torreano. Produced by Pascal Akesson, Antonio Arroyo, Fredric King, … Read More

You’ve Got No Mail: On the long crisis of the United States Postal Service

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By Philip Rubio, professor of history at North Carolina A&T State University and author of Undelivered: From the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service The Baffler: WHEN I FIRST HEARD BOB DYLAN sing “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again” in 1966, I was struck by the fantastic yet funny … Read More