Into the NAACP and the Postal Service| Into America Podcast – Ep. 61 | MSNBC
NAACP has an open Lawsuit against the USPS/Louis DeJoy for sabotaging the USPS in the midst of a Pandemic AND an election – AT THE SAME TIME!!! Here are many of the details and in-depth color that is part and parcel of said Lawsuit.. REALLY GOOD IN-DEPTH STUFF HERE!
If you’re not getting your mail on time, you may not be alone. Cost-cutting measures from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy have created substantial delays in delivering mail in many parts of the US. With many voters opting to vote-by-mail this year due to the pandemic, many lawmakers are worried these cuts could threaten the integrity of the upcoming election. Last week, while testifying in front of the House of Representatives, DeJoy insisted the USPS is fully capable of pulling off vote-by-mail this election.
But many states and organizations remain unconvinced. In a lawsuit filed last week, the NAACP claims the USPS is violating people’s civil rights in a “blatant attempt to disenfranchise voters of color.” And the debate over these changes isn’t just about getting through November. Some measures, like cutting overtime, could also hurt workers. The Post Office has historically been an important ladder into the middle class for Black Americans, and today, its workforce is more than 20% Black. On this episode of Into America, host Trymaine Lee talks to Jay Thurmond, a Black veteran postal worker, about what it is like doing his job in this moment.