If you want to actually save the USPS, call your senators. They are on recess right now, which means you have to call their state offices and not the Capitol.
Right now, the Senate is in a stalemate over the stimulus bill and one of the key items holding it up is election funding for states and funding for the USPS. That funding represents 1% of the total cost of the stimulus bill and yet it’s the thing that’s stalling negotiations…wonder why….
Here are a few tips for when you call:
Be polite! You will likely speak to an intern, so keep it nice and concise.
Tell them your full name, address, and phone number. This lets them know you are a voter in their state.
Have a short script prepared so you hit all the main points. For example:
Hi, my name is [say your name] and I live in [your city, state]. I’m calling to urge Senator [name] to return from recess to pass the stimulus bill, with election funding and funding for the USPS. It is so important that our elections are secure and trusted this fall, and the only way that will happen is if states have enough funding and the USPS can operate efficiently.
Senator [name] can reach me at [your phone number].
Most Senators will have a website with the contact details for their state offices. Call between 9-5pm and leave a message if no one answers.
Seriously, these phone calls make a huge impact. Please call!