Center for American Progress Action

RELEASE: More Than 80 Organizations Call for Resignation or Dismissal of the U.S. Postmaster General
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RELEASE: More Than 80 Organizations Call for Resignation or Dismissal of the U.S. Postmaster General

Washington, D.C. — More than 80 organizations issued a letter today calling on U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to resign or be dismissed from his post before his disruptive actions cause untold harm to millions of Americans and impede a free and fair election. The letter, from groups across the ideological spectrum representing millions of Americans, also calls for the appointment of an experienced postmaster general who is committed to keeping mail delivery reliable.

Organized by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the letter says DeJoy has not only taken steps to disrupt mail service to American families and businesses, but also has troubling ethical conflicts.

“Since being appointed postmaster general, DeJoy has imposed draconian measures that have slowed the delivery of mail, causing deep concerns among current Postal Service employees and Americans across the country,” the letter says. “DeJoy’s actions appear to be part of a long-term effort by this administration to undermine and privatize the Postal Service.”

The letter says DeJoy’s misguided directives are hurting small businesses, veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, and those who depend on the timely delivery of medications, among others.

“Perhaps most disturbingly, DeJoy appears to be carrying out the partisan wishes of President Trump, who admitted that his goal is to starve the Postal Service to prevent increased voting by mail during the pandemic,” the letter says.

DeJoy also has disqualifying conflicts of interest, the letter says, noting that he continues to own a multimillion-dollar stake in his former company, XPO Logistics, which serves as a Postal Service contractor. In addition, the letter notes that DeJoy purchased tens of thousands of dollars of stock options in Amazon, which also has contracts with—and competes with—the Postal Service, creating an appearance if impropriety.

Read the letter here.

For more information, or to speak with an expert, please contact Sam Hananel at [email protected] or 202-478-6327.