Script to call your Senators to ask to divert funds to USPS:


Hello ______,

My name is ______ and I am a resident of ________. Following the 2016 election, the fight for voting rights remains as critical as ever. USPS currently needs urgent support in order to provide equal voting opportunities. Across the country, people’s life-saving prescription medicines are being delayed, businesses are suffering, families are waiting on essential supplies because of delayed mail.

While Congress provided $400 million for voting improvements in March, that is only a tiny down payment on the amount that it needs to provide for the remaining primaries and general election.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis the Postal Service could run out of money this year. It is crucial that you include at least $25 billion for the USPS in the next round of stimulus legislation. Without these funds, postal workers will not be able to continue the vital service they provide the American people. I am calling to ask you support this provision and give the Postal Service what it urgently needs to survive the current crisis.

We urgently demand Congress steps in and provides the postal funding that our communities need. Thank you for your support.




text adapted from Action.ACLU.org and apwu.org