Congressional Democrats united in Post Office wars as Trump Administration pulls back changes
Rep. Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park, held a press conference at the Pasadena Post Office with members of the American Postal Workers Union to call on the US Postal Service to be protected.
“This is not only a threat to our democracy, but also to people’s health,” she said in a written statement, as voting from home is necessary to help contain the spread of the coronavirus this year.”
Chu also added that the Postal Service is crucial for things beyond the election.
“People depend on the mail for checks and medicines,” she said. “And small businesses – which are relying on mail more than ever thanks to this pandemic – would be devastated by this arbitrary slowdown in services.”
Chu and several other elected officials – including Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Los Angeles; Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside County; and Rep. Norma Torres, D-Inland Empire – also said the Trump Administration’s announcement Tuesday, while a good thing, does not go far enough.