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Hold Louis DeJoy accountable and save the Post Office!

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    Hold Louis DeJoy accountable and save the Post Office!

    Petition to President Biden:
    Please appoint two new officials to the USPS Board of Governors who will protect a strong USPS for customers and workers, and end DeJoy’s disastrous management of the Post Office.

    Trump-appointed head of the USPS, Louis DeJoy, was hauled in front of the U.S. Senate last week to answer for the complete mess at the Post Office. He’s overseeing higher prices (up 45% under DeJoy!), worse service (mail delays across the country are at an all-time high), and massive, unexplained mail delays in Atlanta.1

    When Senator Jon Ossoff asked Louis DeJoy for answers as to why his constituents in Atlanta and small businesses in the area were experiencing massive mail delays and lost packages, DeJoy had nothing to say. DeJoy admitted he hadn’t even read an important letter Senator Ossoff sent him six weeks earlier about delays in Atlanta.2

    This is all part of the Trump appointee’s disastrous reign as head of the Post Office. DeJoy’s plan to raise mail prices, cut staff, and privatize the USPS looks like a complete mismanaged mess. DeJoy must be held accountable.

    Sign the petition: Urge President Biden to fill two openings on the USPS Board of Governors to save the USPS from DeJoy. We need a USPS Board who will get the USPS back on track and stop DeJoy’s disastrous privatization plan.

    President Biden could have appointed two new officials to the USPS Board of Governors in December when the terms of two board members expired, and put an end to DeJoy’s plan to destroy the Post Office as we know it. President Biden can still do it now, and he must before things get even worse.

    And now, even Republicans are complaining about DeJoy — as constituents struggle with ongoing mail service issues and promised post offices in rural areas go unfinished.

    DeJoy’s tenure has been a disaster for service and USPS workers. Trump appointed DeJoy in 2018 to oversee privatization of the postal service. Since then, DeJoy has cut postal worker staffing by over 30 million hours in 2023, and dramatically reduced wages for two thirds of rural mail carriers.3

    Since being put in his role by Trump, DeJoy has been bad for consumers and workers — President Biden must do everything he can to check DeJoy’s power.

    Add your name: Tell President Biden to hold Trump-appointee DeJoy accountable!


    1. More Perfect Union on Twitter, “The U.S. Postal Service is failing...” April 18, 2024.
    2. Senator Jon Ossoff on Twitter, “WATCH LIVE: Sen. Ossoff publicly questions USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy...” April 16, 2024.
    3. Government Executive, “DeJoy pledges to trim workforce costs as USPS continues to lose more money than expected,” August 9, 2023.