This is overwhelming evidence that our mailing dates are set correctly to make maximize the impact of our postcards! See thread for full explanation and mailing dates.…
Here are our final mailing dates (no changes from original plan, which already anticipated MORE of a delay than exists:
Every voter gets 2 postcards. Our postcards increase turnout the most if they arrive a few days before the election. Voters we're targeting are likely to vote on election day or not at all, so if our postcards arrive earlier, they will largely be forgotten by the time it matters.
Some voters will have mail-in ballots, and our postcards will be a timely reminder to mail them in. But our postcards aren't designed to prompt voters to request absentee ballots. Postcards aren't very good tools for that type of valuable effort in the first place.
Given the information on our postcards and the target voters, they'd be nearly useless if mailed early in hopes of getting voters to request mail-in ballots.
Our mailing dates are 8-13 days before Nov 3, so they'll arrive exactly when we need them to so they have the most impact. And yes, our postcards ARE First Class mail. NO, postcards do NOT take longer than letters. Please stick to the plan so voters don't forget the postcards.
Finally, the USPS handles over 400 million pieces of mail every day, and first class mail volumes have been down every single year for a decade. In fact, the decrease in first class letters/cards from last year alone exceeds the number of postcards we're mailing on any given day.
Our 15 million postcards will in no way contribute to any delays for ballots. USPS has plenty of capacity to process first class mail. Huge increases in package volume, mail carrier absences due to COVID-19 & procedural changes by DeJoy are the causes of mail delay, not capacity.
Aside from our postcards, the changes at the USPS are definitely problematic. State laws that allow voters to request mail-in ballots just a few days before the election or require mail-in ballots to be received by election day require USPS to operate with extreme precision.
So slight delays can disenfranchise tens of thousands of voters & we are still VERY concerned that voters who wait til the last minute for mail-in voting could be left out. That doesn't change the fact that our cards do the most good mailed on our target dates. Don't waste them!
Thanks to the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who are writing 15.7 million postcards with us!!

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