Contributor: Marcia Avner
There has been a lot of attention to the pressures on the United States Postal Service and Trump’s political maneuver to thwart mail-in voting. Vanita Gupta--a Justice Department official in the Obama administration, and now president and chief executive of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights--said she viewed the situation as “the weaponization of the U.S. Postal Service for the president’s electoral purposes.”
We seniors, and all voters who want to vote safely, need to push back on this effort in our role as advocates. (Learn how at https://www.apwu.org/savepostoffice.) And we need to VOTE. Because of the warning that the USPS has now issued to most states, we know we need to move quickly to get our absentee ballots. Request your ballot now and it will be sent as soon as ballots are available. You can vote by mail (or in person early voting) starting on September 18th.
Let’s preempt the effort to bury our votes—and us—by voting safely and early.
To read more on this issue, check out this article in the Star Tribune.
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