Washington, D.C., August 26, 2020 - Today, Brady applauds the leadership of the Attorneys General of New York, Hawaii, New Jersey, and the City Attorneys of New York City, and the city and county of San Francisco for filing a lawsuit against the United States Postal Service, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, and President Donald Trump to stop interference in the national postal service ahead of the 2020 election. This lawsuit follows similar lawsuits filed by Attorneys General in 20 other states and the District of Columbia.
These lawsuits are a needed action to protect our democracy and ensure that all Americans can freely exercise their right to vote by mail this November.
Brady President Kris Brown shared:
“The actions taken by the Attorneys General of New York, Hawaii, New Jersey and the City Attorneys for New York City and San Francisco are necessary to stop the Trump Administration from steamrolling our democracy. As the lawsuit lays out, the changes implemented by Postmaster General DeJoy “immediately...produced serious delays” in our nation’s mail system.
The lawsuit filed yesterday is another, concrete step to stopping these changes, which threaten the ability of millions of Americans to cast a ballot in this November’s election and make their voices heard. As New York Attorney General Letitia James correctly said, this is ‘voter suppression.’ We cannot be complacent in this effort. This lawsuit is an essential step, but all Americans must engage in this effort, as well, to ensure that November’s election is free and fair. Brady volunteers have already sent over 4,000 messages to their state’s Attorney General. The stakes in this election are too great, both for the movement to strengthen our nations’ gun safety laws and for our democracy. We cannot be silent and we cannot be complacent. Brady thanks these Attorneys General for standing up for democracy.”
About Brady’s Work to Liberate the Post Office:
Recognizing the threat to our nation’s election this November and clear in the need to elect a gun violence prevention majority to every state house, both chambers of Congress, and the White House , Brady has mobilized grassroots supporters to contact their state authorities to take action and stop Postmaster General DeJoy’s hollowing out of the U.S. Postal Service.
DeJoy’s actions have already slowed mail and service across the country. While this is a clear threat to the effort to vote by mail in November, this reduction in service has also affected businesses, families, and seniors across the country who rely on the postal service for day-to-day activities such as receiving medication and conducting business.
Since August 19, over 4,000 Brady activists have reached out to their state officials to demand that they stop Postmaster DeJoy’s actions and liberate our postal service.
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.