Democracy on a Death Watch

It usta be . . . you could walk 3 blocks in any direction and a mailbox would be on the corner. . . OR

. . . your mail always arrived between 1 and 2 every day. Now it usually arrives between 4:30 and 6:00. Every day.

And then there’s that familiar question all of us utter:

. . . “Is the mail here yet?’”

This past Monday Democracy was on a Death Watch. There was USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy tap-dancing around questions asked by members of the US House  Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Listening as DeJoy responded to questions with “I’m not aware” or “I don’t understand” or admitting he didn’t know the cost of a 3rd Class piece of mail caused me multiple screams at my television. He also admitted that mail boxes and mail sorter machines will not be returned to post offices.

DeJoy is yet another Trump Toadie who paid his way into the USPS position with his half a million dollars of donations to Trump and Republican office holders or candidates.

Oh… and his wife was appointed Ambassador to Canada.

Near the end of the hearing he reluctantly promised to “… improve service” across the country. I don’t believe him.

What is your Plan to Vote?

 Here is information I found on the Pennsylvania Democratic Party website:

The fact is that there’s little need to worry about mail-in voting if we all act early and decisively. The postal service does have the capacity to deliver PA ballots on time, and you can help your local mail carriers fulfill that mission by following these three steps.

STEP 1: REQUEST A BALLOT NOW.
Go to PADems.com/mail right now and sign up to receive a mail-in ballot.

In doing so, you’ll give both election officials and postal workers ample time to process your ballot, and you’ll leave weeks of time to receive and return it by November 3rd.

STEP 2: MARK IT IMMEDIATELY.
Every at-home voter should plan to mark and return their ballot the very same day they receive it.

If you request your ballot via PADems.com, they will send you text and email alerts so you are up to date on your ballot’s status and well prepared once it arrives.

STEP 3: RETURN IN PERSON, IF POSSIBLE.
You don’t have to mail your ballot back in. 
Starting September 14th, every Pennsylvanian can return is/her ballot in-person at their county’s Board of Elections office.

Some counties may also have drop boxes or satellite offices as additional drop off locations. PA Democrats is working closely with local officials to support those efforts and will keep voters up to date as new options become available in their area.

TWO MORE WAYS TO VOTE
Traditional mail-in voting is only one of the three ways Pennsylvanians can cast a ballot this fall.

Starting September 14th, Pennsylvanians may also vote early in-person at their county Board of Elections. Simply find your county elections office, request a mail ballot in person, and fill it out right then and there.

And, of course, you can vote in person on November 3rd if you feel safe in doing so. Just remember to wear your mask, mind your distance, and follow CDC/local guidelines!

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
Please call PA Dems’ Voter Assistance Hotline at 833-728-6837 for live support. Our team of voter advocates is standing by to help you verify your status or make a plan to vote

Remember: You can help avoid a postal crunch and ensure every vote is counted by signing up early and having a plan. Request your mail-in ballot immediately at PADems.com/mail!

(Doreen Stratton photo)

 

5 thoughts on “Democracy on a Death Watch

  1. I requested my mail-in ballot a few weeks ago. Are they scheduled to be mailed out after Sept. 14th?

    Mr. DeJoy is not putting the sorting machines back where they belong into the post offices. There is a long article in this week’s NY Sunday times giving the background of how he got this job – other than his big dollar donations to Trump. He was the CEO of a company that dealt with moving packages handed down through his father from the small company it was, to a very large corporate company. One of the ways Mr. DeJoy saved money was by not air- conditioning his warehouses, which are located in the South. The article also revealed that a pregnant woman asked to not have to lift 45 pound boxes. The request was denied and she miscarried. There is probably nothing that is beneath this man.

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  2. Hey, some of us are really concerned about Biden’s declining capabilities. Voting early might be a big mistake–what if he doesn’t last?

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  3. I’m not concerned. He’s the nominee. And Kamala Harris is the nominee for VP. One asset in Joe’s favor is the longevity of long life in his parents’ genes. At their deaths his mother Jean was 92; his father Joe Sr. was 86.

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