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As soon as next week @USPS could place first order in $11 billion + contract to replace 165k delivery vehicles. DeJoy is buying 90% gas-powered, just 10% #EVs saying he can't afford more. That means USPS still will mostly be toting the mail w/gasoline engines by as late as 2050
“It is a willful decision by #DeJoy to stick with a technology that is on the road to obsolescence. Twenty years from now we’ll have a fleet that will be dinosaur-like. No one else is going to have a fleet like that,” says @GerryConnolly
@EPA wrote #DeJoy that his plan "represents a crucial lost opportunity to more rapidly reduce the carbon footprint of one of the largest government fleets in the world. This action will lock in highly polluting vehicles for at least 30 more years"
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First, #USPS refused to release Postmaster General Louis #DeJoy’s calendars.

Then, USPS gave us calendars that were almost entirely redacted.

Last week, a federal judge ruled that USPS failed to “meet its burden” under #FOIA for its excessive redactions.…
In summer 2020, USPS rejected our #FOIA for DeJoy’s calendar, saying the “calendar maintained on a USPS computer” was for DeJoy's personal use and the entries ”are not agency records subject to the FOIA.”

So, we appealed.
After we sued for these records, USPS agreed to release DeJoy’s calendars. But the documents were almost entirely redacted. USPS didn't specify which specific exemptions applied to the individual redactions.
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Since everyone is talking about the crisis at the @usps and the Trumper creep #DeJoy, the Postmaster General. These are mail sorting machines at the main Cleveland postal facility last August.

DeJoy ordered them torn out and they were left to rot in the parking lot.
Not removed and reused at another facility. TORN THE FUCK OUT, and purposely left outside to get rained on and ruined so they could NEVER be used again.
And no effort was made to mask what they were doing! You could see (and photograph) these things from the street!

When called on this, DeJoy insisted they were torn out "months" ago. Postal workers revealed it was just days.
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Demand that the media NOT fall for Roger Stone’s 2000 Stunts. From a friend on the observing on the ground in Michigan. The only ones trying to not count votes are @GOP
Update from the counting room in Michigan:
This is the lane where foreign disinformation & Trump operatives try to create chaos, divert attention and news networks take the bait & “flood the zone”. Vote counting is boring. It should be boring. Count the votes!
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New: We obtained 9 pages of decision memos signed by Postmaster General #DeJoy from the beginning of his tenure through August 4.

The memos are about a transition in the COVID Response Command Team, endorsing the USPS Executive Cyber Risk Committee, and delegating authority on varying issues.
We’ve appealed this #FOIA response because we think there are likely more decision memos regarding the recent sweeping changes Postmaster General DeJoy has implemented at the USPS. This is part of our ongoing investigation into USPS:…
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1/ THREAD: This is #LouisDeJoy's reaction immediately after @RepKatiePorter says to #LouisDeJoy, "...because you started taking very decisive action when you became Postmaster General..."

#BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #DeJoyHearing
2/ "...You started directing the unplugging and destroying of machines, changing of employee procedures, and locking of collection boxes."
3/ Lying is a form of acting. When actors (or liars) cannot act with nuance (and hit the mark) which they rarely accomplish, they tend to over-act rather than under-act. Make no mistake, that's what #DeJoy is doing here. This is Melodrama.
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At 10 am this morning, the House Oversight and Reform Committee will be questioning USPS Postmaster General DeJoy. You know what to look for today. Who is asking questions to get to the truth, who is working to undermine delivery of voting ballots telling us everything is ok?
Comer R-KY we begin with gaslighting. He says the republicans had no input to the bill passed to fund USPS, says it was passed without allowing it. Actually republicans had input, it was voted down. He says this is a conspiracy. Tries to tie it Obama-Biden administration.
Maloney D-NY last week DeJoy said he regretted a ‘dip’ in mail service. Maloney just entered a document into the record that shows DeJoy was briefed about the drop in mail service weeks ago. I wonder what other receipts will be brought today. 18usc 1001(2)? 👀🍿 #USPSHearing
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Is the postal service @USPS planning to alter anything else before the election, AZ Senator asks the Postmaster just now?
#DeJoy - "Senator, I promise you, we aren't making any changes before the election."
#GOP Senators however suggest that $billions must be cut so...
2/ ...the changes in @USPS are just the beginning. Sen. #RandPaul says service to rural areas should be reduced to maybe 2 days/week, and "remote" people -- such as Native Americans on tribal lands -- should pay postal surcharges to receive mail. Other #GOP say....
3/ ...entire concern about @USPS slow-downs is a "false narrative" conjured by Democrats to explain why their mailed fundraising pitches are bringing in lots of money for their candidates. Everything that has unfolded, they say, is simply about reform & cost-savings at USPS.
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Postmaster #DeJoy is testifying before the Senate this morning. It's LIVE now. He started off by saying the elections will not be affected by @USPS changes, while noting that his time is short and he won't stick around for an afternoon session, as requested.
Under grilling, #DeJoy said there will be NO transparency -- he declined to commit to providing data to the Senate on mail-interruption planning prior to removing sorting machines, cutting @USPS staffing and eliminating post boxes. When asked how #COVID19 complicates...
3/...he indicated there was no data.
When asked what happened to the removed mail sorting machines, he said they were dismantled & sold for scrap -- no way to reinstall them.
#DeJoy admitted no @USPS analysis of impact prior to changes was done regarding... MORE
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On sorting machines: DeJoy claims no knowledge of disassembly of sorting machines being sold for scrap.

@SenatorHassan: "You are really sabotaging the Postal Service's ability to sort mail efficiently..."

@SenatorHassan wants to make sure that postal workers are not retaliated against, asks for #DeJoy's commitment to NOT retaliate, to which he says, "Yes Ma'am."


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BREAKING: Moscow-loving #Wisconsin @SenRonJohnson opens Senate hearing into Postmaster General’s sabotage of the election by pretending the sabotage isn’t happening. #GOPTraitors #SaveThePostOffice
“In less than two months as Postmaster General, you have undermined one of our nation’s most trusted institutions and wreaked havoc on families, on veterans, seniors, rural communities and on people all across our country.” @SenGaryPeters #DeJoy #DeJoyHearing #DeJoyMustGo
If #DeJoy and @SenRonJohnson are telling the truth and everything’s going to be fine in November, why are people in July and August ending up in the hospital with seizures because their mail is being substantially delayed?
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Today, @RepKatiePorter and I wrote to John Barger of the Postal Service Board of Governors with concerns that Barger may have coordinated with political entities when recommending Louis #DeJoy for the role of Postmaster General.
Louis #DeJoy was not recommended as a candidate for Postmaster General by the firm contracted to make such recommendations and didn’t undergo a background investigation as urged by the Former Inspector General of the #USPS.
Rather #DeJoy was introduced by Mr. Barger to the selection committee without the firm’s consultation. Given Barger’s extensive record of making financial contributions to GOP officials we are concerned Barger’s recommendation of DeJoy may have been politically motivated.
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In June, #DeJoy bought $50,000 to $100,000 of #Amazon stock options. In July, a directive to sort Amazon packages 1st meant "deliberately delaying the delivery of 1st-class & priority mail" (@PressHerald 8/10). thread…
"Hundreds" of #sorting machines "have been destroyed around the country," acc'g to #Maine Rep @chelliepingree. Some are worth more than $1 million. “There is no rational explanation that any mail sorting machines would be secretly thrown in the trash,"…
"On the heels of Pres Trump’s assertion last week that he was deliberately blocking support to USPS, this report calls into further question the Trump administration’s attempts to hinder voting-by-mail and destabilize our elections": Rep @chelliepingree (D-ME).
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NEW: DAGA Co-Chairs Massachusetts AG @maura_healey & Oregon AG @EllenRosenblum on Postmaster General #DeJoy Suspending Changes to Postal Service:

“We put Trump and his hand-picked Postmaster General on notice, and it worked."

"It’s no coincidence that DeJoy backed down just as Democratic AGs announced lawsuits. When Dem AGs team up, the Administration pays attention. But we won’t believe it until we see it."
"Without concrete action by DeJoy to undo the damage already done and prevent future problems, we are moving forward to hold the Trump Administration accountable.”
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Internal #USPS Documents Outline Plans To Hobble #Mail 📨 Sorting

'This Will Slow Mail Processing,' A Union Official Wrote On One Of The Documents Announcing The Machine Removals 😟…
"The United States Postal Service proposed removing 20 percent of letter sorting machines it uses around the country before revising the plan weeks later to closer to 15 percent of all machines, meaning 502 will be taken out of service, according to documents obtained by... Image
... Motherboard outlining the agency’s plans. #USPS workers told Motherboard this will slow their ability to sort #mail."

"One of the documents also suggests these changes were in the works before #LouisDeJoy, a top #Trump donor and #Republican fundraiser, became... Image
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🚨Democratic AGs are speaking up and fighting back against the attacks on the US Postal Service by Trump and #DeJoy

#USPSisEssential #VoteByMail ImageImageImageImage
❗️And they’re looking into how they can take legal action to protect the postal service and our democratic institutions. ImageImageImageImage
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THREAD: #Trump is intentionally sabotaging the #USPS to cheat in the election, as he knows he will lose in a fair election.


USPS removing mailboxes in Eugene, #Oregon…
#USPS deactivating sorting machines used to sort mail, the inevitable outcome will delay the #USMail and intefere with prompt delivery of ballots.

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