Stop DeJoy’s 10-year plan to privatize the USPS!

This is a repost from March

Stop DeJoy’s 10-year plan to privatize the USPS!

We need to act to save the United States Postal Service from Wall Street and Trump-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

It’s no accident that DeJoy — the first Postmaster General in two decades without experience working in the postal service — was appointed just months after Trumps’ Office of Management and Budget released recommendations that the USPS should be privatized. The result has been the slow decimation of one of America’s most treasured institutions.

The Postal Service is a lifeline to people living in remote areas, rural communities, and Indigenous communities. For example, these communities rely on the postal service to receive medications and to vote-by-mail, because their towns are too small for polling places.

Privatizing the USPS would hurt these communities the most because — unlike UPS and FedEx — the USPS is required by law to deliver all mail to all regions at a flat rate.

Private companies won’t build offices in rural and remote areas because it’s not profitable. In fact, these private companies often rely on the USPS for “last-mile delivery” to get mail and packages to remote areas because it would be too expensive for them to do it any other way.[1]

That’s why privatization would lead to less service and higher rates. How do we know for sure? Look at what’s already happening. FedEx’s newest rate hike of 6.9% went into effect on January 2 of this year — and this is on top of previous rate hikes of 4.9% in 2021 and 5.9% in 2022.[2] These price hikes even feature a new higher surcharge of $13.25/package for some rural communities.

Now, with MAGA Republicans controlling the U.S. House, the postal service is at a greater threat than ever. It’s up to a strong USPS Postal Board to stand up to DeJoy and stop the 10-year plan before it’s too late.

Click “START WRITING” to send a message directly to the USPS Board of Governors today and demand they put a stop to Louis DeJoy’s 10-year plan to privatize the postal service now.

[2] If the US Postal Service fails, rural America will suffer the most
[3] FedEx to hike rates by 6.9% ‘given the inflationary backdrop’

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