Nov 20, 2020 | News Story

NY Metro Area Postal Union Holds Rally as Part of National Day of Action

On Tuesday, people came together across America to celebrate the work of our public Postal Service — a pillar of our democracy and our communities. In NYC, postal workers and supporters including the NYC CLC gathered in front of the James A. Farley Post Office at noon — watch video of the rally here!

Postal workers helped defend our democratic rights, making vote-by-mail an unprecedented success in the election. In fact, 65 million people chose vote-by-mail as the safest, most secure way to vote in the 2020 elections, and 2020 turnout was the highest in 50 years thanks to the safety that vote-by-mail afforded.

Now as a country, we must defend the Postal Service. The Postal Service’s finances are in a critical state, with COVID causing massive drops in mail volume and projected revenue losses meaning that USPS could potentially run out of money next year. At the same time, a strong postal service is critical to a healthy democracy, not just at election time but all the time. USPS delivers 1.2 billion prescription drugs a year (including most Veterans’ prescriptions), critical supplies, financial statements, ecommerce, Social Security checks for seniors, and much more.

This is why Congress must pass $25 billion emergency COVID relief for the Postal Service, and permanently reverse Postmaster Generals DeJoy’s delay-causing policies. Click here to call the Senate and tell them to support at least $25 billion in stimulus funding for our public Postal Service and no return to PMG DeJoy's mail slowdown!