Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” has long been the motto of the most popular institution in America.
The Postal Service is as American as voting and is old as our democracy--it was founded along with the birth of our country, with Benjamin Franklin serving as the first Postmaster General.
It is a vital public service that serves all Americans equally. It plays a crucial role in our economy (as the nation's second largest civilian employer and the most diverse) and in our supply chains. It brings vital medicines at low cost to Americans in tiny towns and big cities.
And it is essential to one of the core structural components of our democracy: voting, which is our only means of securing representation in our representative democracy.
The USPS has withstood every war, economic downturn and challenge that our country has faced. And yet, while we are facing an historic election during a global pandemic, there are forces trying to kill the USPS and threaten the integrity of our election.