As President Donald Trump (R) works to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service’s operations out of fear that mail-in voting will cost him reelection in November, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) has emerged as a major defender of this key pillar of American democracy.
Representatives from two major postal workers’ unions joined Maloney at a press conference Saturday morning at the post office’s FDR Station on 3rd Avenue and 54th Street.
“One of the reasons for our urgency here today is the President’s own statements this past Thursday. He stated on national television that he has been opposing $25 billion in critical coronavirus assistance to the Postal Service because he is trying to stop mail-in voting,” said Maloney. “This money was supposed to help the Postal Service, just like the federal funding that was made available to businesses, and other entities that are suffering as a result of this crisis.”