President Obama’s Thoughts on the Postal Service

By President Barack Obama

Protecting the right to vote is one of the strongest ways we can make sure everyone’s voice is heard — especially right now, while some of those in power are discouraging voting.

Let me be clear, the right to vote shouldn’t be a partisan issue. And voting by mail shouldn’t, either. Voting by mail will be critical to efforts to make sure that voting is safe during the pandemic. So right now, everyone should be able to request an absentee ballot and feel confident that their vote will be counted.

But were seeing an unprecedented attempt to undermine the U.S. Postal Service at a time when more Americans than ever will need to use mail-in ballots.

This isn’t a coincidence.

And that’s why more than 35,000 All On The Line supporters have called for congressional action to save the Postal Service. As All On The Line helps drive more grassroots calls, emails, and tweets demanding senators support essential funding for the USPS, will you chip in to support these accountability efforts?

These attacks on our postal service — a constitutionally established public good — are just another form of voter suppression. And we can’t let it go unchallenged.