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This is why your packages are still "in transit," and why it won't be helpful to call with your tracking number. USPS package volumes are up 30-40%. Staffing is short due to COVID cases and quarantines. The mail is simply backed up. Remember to thank your carriers! #USPSdelays Thousands of packages being processed at an unnamed USPS dis
Adding to this: letters and flats that can pass through the automatic sorting machines are being processed at much faster rates than large packages, which is why you’re still getting cards and catalogs but not your packages.
Some of those mail sorting machines were disassembled and removed from distribution centers this summer thanks to Postmaster DeJoy. DeJoy also changed the “every piece of mail, every day” operating policy of the USPS.
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With all respect for those who want to vote Trump out of office - voting him out means letting him stay until Jan. 20.

He does not deserve to remain Commander-in-Chief for one more day.

If you agree, here are 3 things you can do TODAY to make #TrumpResignNow...
1) Call the White House at (202) 456 - 1111. They will ask you for a BRIEF comment. Need a script? Here you go: "Donald Trump is #UnfitToServe as Commander-in-Chief and should resign today."

Let's flood their phone lines!

#TrumpResignNow
2) Visit the White House website and leave a comment on their "contact" page.

Don't know what to say? Try, "Donald Trump is #UnfitToServe as Commander-in-Chief and should resign today."

Let's crash their server!

#TrumpResignNow

whitehouse.gov/contact/
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@realDonaldTrump me & ~10 mil other @PillPack taxpayers are reliant on meds mailed via @USPS, & 90% of those people that will vote for you may be not be alive by E-Day due to lack of timely access to life saving drugs.

I will be though.

See you at the polls. #VoteBlue2020
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So I just got home to find out a Marine I served with killed himself last night. He called 911 only to give his address for them to announce his death to friends and family. 911 operator said it sounded like he sliced his throat. He was 53 years old. 1/3
#SuicidePrevention
He wrote a note for the authorities to find when they showed up. Here is the short version. "I relied on the mail which I wasn't receiving for my med and I lost his job because of the pandemic. I felt dead anyways. I voted for Trump and feel so ashamed, so I'm offing myself." 2/3
Suicide is no joke. So many innocent people dying today. He served his country and this is the thanks he gets. What a cruel and dark times we live in. Take nothing for granted. Here is another person I am having to see buried. 3/3
#VetsResistSquadron #SaveTheUSPS #USMC
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1st, I’m a progressive.
But come on progressives, are “Medicare For All,” “The Green New Deal,” or “Ending Citizen’s United” the hills you want to die on? If you do, there will be no living to fight another day.
#VoteBlueToSaveAmerica
#Blue2020
#BidenHarris
@DemCast
We need to defeat tRump if we are going to have a chance to live to fight another day. We cannot afford the luxury of being purists, arguing about whether or not the party will or won’t move completely away from fossil fuels or will or won’t embrace Medicare for all.

#VoteBlue
If we hold out for those demands we will find ourselves living in a dictatorship with zero freedoms. We can fight for the other things later. If we don’t take a stand against tRump right now, there won’t be anything left to save.
#TrumpHoaxedAmerica
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tryin to uspspspspsps the cat mail van into existence to run over DeJoy

🐱📮🚐
#SaveTheUSPS #SaveThePostOffice
📨follow @USPostOffice911
☎️call ur reps(esp if they are REPUBLICAN SENATORS) to support the following legislation⬇️
💌get cute stamps & collectibles from the USPS ⬇️
@USPostOffice911's USPS: WHAT'S HAPPENING? thread for those out of the loop

while the above thread was from 7/31, the only big changes so far are that DeJoy is being questioned by Congress & USPS bills have passed the house- they still have to pass the (majority republican) senate
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Elizabeth Warren shows how to “handle shit. Not with elegant words and prose and heartfelt ... whatevers. But by making sure [Trumpers] are fucking annoyed, aware of who is responsible for them being annoyed and what it is they can do to make it stop.” wonkette.com/elizabeth-warr…
👀 Warren TURNS UP the Heat - pushing @USPS Board to fire #DeJoy or resign if they don't fire him. The path forward is clear for @SpeakerPelosi @RepMaloney et al.

If USPS doesn't fire #DeJoy or he resign by next week the House must move to #ImpeachDeJoy

thehill.com/homenews/senat…
Great to see @RoKhanna also pushing to #FireDeJoy - if #DeJoy doesn’t resign or @USPS doesn’t fire him by early next week @SpeakerPelosi @RepMaloney must move to #ImpeachDeJoy ASAP. #SaveUSPS
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Today's hearing with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was the first step — but Congress must do more to hold him to account for USPS delays & sabotage. #SaveUSPS Thread⬇️ (1/x)
cnn.com/2020/08/20/pol…
DeJoy has already caused enormous damage that he has no intention of reversing. And there were no questions about his financial conflicts of interest and no examination of how a GOP donor became Postmaster General without proper vetting. (2/x)
As more alarming details are brought to light, DeJoy and anyone else responsible for sabotaging the Postal Service and our ability to vote by mail must be held accountable. (3/x)
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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..."
#DeJoy

2/
@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."

#DeJoy
#TrumpKillsUSPS

3/
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When Trump decided to make funding the Postal Service a partisan issue, he decided to ignore millions of Americans who depend on mail to meet their basic needs like the delivery of their medication or their Social Security checks.
Trump is doing everything in his power to sabotage the #USPS and make it impossible for voters to vote by mail during a pandemic -- endangering the lives of millions in the process. Text USPS to 977-79 or call 1-833-522-8923 to demand your rep #SavetheUSPS. Image
This Saturday, we're asking everyone to find a mask, figure out a social distancing plan, and show up safely next Sat the 22nd at a Post Office near you to #SaveThePostOffice. Sign up for alerts & get your event ready. Wear masks, bring signs, & invite media.
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Overhead convo at #Fredericksburg #VA #PostOffice:
Customer: Where is everyone?
Clerk: Honestly, they're all quitting.
Customer: What about the supervisor? Can I talk to him?
Clerk: The supers are out delivering mail. Nobody's here. That's how short we are. It's bad.
#SaveTheUSPS
A customer in line with me witnesses this conversation turned to me and said:
"My neighbor has been waiting for her social security check and her heart meds for weeks. I don't know how to help." #SaveTheUSPS
Personally, I've had no issues with sending or receiving USPS Priority Mail...it's letters, bills and such that are coming late for me.
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Richard Ojeda: We have some amazing candidates, & if we're going to change things, we need to get in there and fight. We go into red districts & pick those fights. We have to put in the groundwork if we're going to flip from red to blue.
@Ojeda4America @NDLB2020
Richard Ojeda: When I ran for Congress in 2018, we moved the needle 34 points. They said it was an impossible race but up until about a month before, we were leading in the polls. It can be done.
@Ojeda4America @NDLB2020
Richard Ojeda: No Dems Left Behind is proud of our candidates. We have a 5th generation farmer who's also a dentist, we have the first transgender Democratic nominee in MD. If you take the time to listen to our candidates, you get inspired.
@Ojeda4America @NDLB2020
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Here's why @ushadrons & @File411 were working so hard to combat the fake USPS post box images flying around on the internet. It cheapens our arguments & focus and distracts us from the real issues ... like no longer treating the ballots as first class mail nytimes.com/2020/08/17/opi… Image
But by not speaking out against a lie, u risk normalizing the behavior & the lie. Normally I'd agree with the statement "we risk giving it the oxygen it needs to spread" IF we were only talking about "Bob Smith", crazy local politician, but we are talking about President Trump
Here is the other thing about flooding the zone with #misinformation to pursue a certain strategy of ... say disrupting a Presidential election. Its easy to focus on something that seems to make sense & is concrete like the removal of post boxes. #SaveTheUSPS 1/2
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Tim Pool #pimtool tries to debunk the #USPSsabotage But Tim ignores 40 years of Republican attempts to privatize the Post Office :a thread.
Nixon:
In 1971, Nixon Passed a Rule to Doom the Post Office. Now, It’s Finally Happening. inthesetimes.com/article/us-pos…
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1/ My Great Grandpop Hiram Lawrence moved to Philly with his wife, Ella Fortune, after seeing the world aboard a WWI US Naval ship. While establishing himself in Philadelphia he and Ella rented a home while 28yr-old Hiram worked two jobs: Dog Catcher and mail clerk. #SaveTheUSPS Image
2/ Ten years later, in 1930-in the middle of the Great Depression, Hiram had established himself as a clerk for the US Post Office and had earned enough to buy a home.
#SaveTheUSPS #SaveThePostOffice Image
3/ Hiram Lawrence served as a US Postal Clerk into the 1940s. He was promoted to a supervisoral role in the late 40s-early 1950s.

He loved his work and served in Philadelphia’s Central Post Office well into the 1950s until his passing in 1958.
#SaveTheUSPS #SaveThePostOffice Image
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🚨Happening at 1pm: #SavetheUSPS!

Join this discussion featuring @waltshaub, @JoyceWhiteVance, @KristenClarkeJD & @AmberMcReynolds to find out action steps that can be taken to avert this crisis and how you can vote by mail in your state.

Watch Here:
"It will take a postal service that can operate effectively and efficiently for American's voices to be heard. And that's not what we're seeing from this post master general." #SaveTheUSPS #Election2020 #COVID19

-@KristenClarkeJD
"Drop boxes managed and run by election officials have been a staple for safe elections. And the postal service is the only entity that is structured to serve all communities. It provides a critical service to the electorate at large."

-@AmberMcReynolds of @voteathome
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Friends - you know what I’m doing today? Driving to each of our post offices to take photos of the boxes. Can you? Let’s collect the photos & send them to @RepJayapal #SaveThePostOffice #SaveTheUSPS #SaveUSPS
We are getting ready to go. #Bo is all in. He was super excited a few minutes so before I picked up the camera :) #SaveTheUSPS
Now he’s excited! #SaveUSPS Image
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1/ Alabama -- Military Vote By Mail
Federal Voter Assistance Program (FVAP)

US Citizen
18 yrs old
Absent from your voting residence.

Voting assistance for Service members,
their families and overseas citizens
fvap.gov/alabama

#DemCast #DemCastAL #MilitaryVoting
2/ Alabama #Military VBM
*Postmarked ballots must still be received by the 7th day after the election.

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.
3/ Alabama #Military VBM
Registered by Postmarked by 10/19/20
Ballot Request r'cvd by 10/29/20
Ballot Return Postmarked by 🔥 11/3/20

Service members, their families and overseas citizens in Alabama use:
fvap.gov/alabamaVoting
#DemCastAL
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I wrote to my favorite columnist in @HoustonChron (actually the Houston Post when it still existed) named Leon Hale. I was excited because we shared the same birthday. He wrote back to thank me for the compliments and to rejoice at our shared natal date.

I was 12.
Here’s an article about Leon Hale written at the time of his retirement only a few years ago.

His is 99 now.

Anyway, I kept that letter of his for the longest time. I think it was destroyed when my then-home flooded during Tropical Storm Allison in 2000.
houstonchronicle.com/life/columnist…
If a child writes to you, always write them back.

You can never know what the impact of your words and effort will be on their lives.

#SaveTheUSPS
#SaveThePostOffice
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So @michaelwhitney just tweeted a bunch of @APWUnational merch, and oh my goodness some of this stuff is so badass. This shirt commemorates the 1970 postal workers' strike. apwustore.org/product/W-0270… Image
Postal Workers' Union facemask. apwustore.org/mm5/merchant.m… Image
Super seventies, super cool baseball cap. apwustore.org/product/W-0031… Image
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The US Post Office is under attack from every direction to stop USPS from delivering ballots cast for #BidenHarris2020. Here are my articles in this #SaveTheUSPS series that explain is all-please read them, pass them on and get the word out. 1/
shero.substack.com/p/usps-warns-o…
USPS Officials told reporters yesterday they would cease removing mail boxes due to kickback-we don't know if that's true, but the more people who know, the more we have a chance at reversing DeJoy's attempts.

Next, we need sorting machines returned. 2/
shero.substack.com/p/us-post-offi…
Newly revealed financial disclosures show that Louis DeJoy, who has implemented USPS changes to intentionally slow service just before the election, could potentially profit from destroying the US Post Office. 3/ shero.substack.com/p/trumps-postm…
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Something we're just not talking about enough is how Louis DeJoy has the most punchable face. #USPS #SaveTheUSPS #DeJoyMustGo
Like in the pantheon of punchable faces, he's up there with this fucking weasel:
Punchable face: V.Prosperity Gospel.
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Just spoke with the leader of our postal workers union local and she made me aware of a few things I didn't know:

1. USPS handles FedEx, UPS, and Amazon's mail even though they're the ones who take your money.
2. USPS handles 48% of the world's mail.
3. USPS is the biggest employer of veterans in the country
4. 40% of USPS workers are people of color.
Wondering what you can do? Here's a good baby step. Take one minute to sign this. #SaveTheUSPS actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-c…
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.@realDonaldTrump is once again attempting to abuse the power of his office to undermine democracy. Each time this President makes a statement that has to be walked back, we have a glimpse of exactly what he really means. The right to choose our own leaders through free and (1/3
...fair elections is one of our most precious possessions as Americans. It is ironic that, as we approach the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and the enfranchisement of women in the electoral process, (2/3)
we have an administration that is trying to disenfranchise millions of American voters. This is shameful. The #USPS must be fully funded and every vote must be counted. #SaveTheUSPS (3/3)
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