HRC on the Postmaster General’s Decision to Delay Policy Changes Until After the November Elections

by HRC staff

Post submitted by Lucas Acosta (he/him), former Deputy Director of Communications, Politics

Stopping these destructive changes to the postal service is the right move, clearly responding to the massive public outcry from veterans seeking medication, seniors waiting for social security checks and LGBTQ people and others across the nation who have lost faith in their government.

Earlier today, the US Postmaster General issued a statement walking back his previous policy changes that would have been destructive to efforts to conduct the November elections by mail and delaying those changes until at least after the election. In response, HRC President Alphonso David issued the following statement:

“Stopping these destructive changes to the postal service is the right move, clearly responding to the massive public outcry from veterans seeking medication, seniors waiting for social security checks and LGBTQ people and others across the nation who have lost faith in their government. But the fight to make sure mail voting operates smoothly this election season is far from over. We must ensure that the harmful changes already put in place are reversed, and that the Postal Service is fully funded, receiving the $25 billion the Postal Service Board of Governors themselves already requested from Congress.

When the Postmaster General reports to Congress, we must learn exactly why these policies were put forward in the first place, what influence the White House had over his decision making and what the agency is doing to ensure a free and fair election done largely by mail. We must receive full transparency from what is typically a non-partisan government agency that has been overrun with partisan goals, staff and actions by Donald Trump and his cronies. Over the coming months, HRC will continue to work to ensure every voter has the information and resources to vote by mail.”

Alphonso David, HRC President

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2020 Elections