The Dramatists Guild of America is a national organization that relies on the U.S. Post Office to deliver our magazine, The Dramatist, notices, member cards, invoices, dues payments, regional event promotions and helps us communicate with 8,900 members across the United States and abroad.
As you may have heard, the US Post Office, under the current Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, recently made a series of substantial cuts which removed mail sorting machines, postal boxes, employee hours and more. Many are concerned that these far-reaching cuts will amount to voter suppression for the millions of Americans who rely on mail ballots as their sole method of voter participation.
Earlier this week, public outcry to postal cuts forced Postmaster General DeJoy to announce that postal delivery changes will halt until after the 2020 election.
That is not enough. Small businesses and non-profits rely on the USPS in order to function. Any disruption of service, during a pandemic no less, prevents us from serving our community in all ways. The Postmaster General must restore full Post Office services and staff availability before the November 3, 2020 election.
Here are some ways to get involved:
Contact Postmaster General Louis DeJoy directly to complain:
File Online: Navigate www.uspsoig.gov to file a complaint online.
File on the Phone: The phone number for the United States Postmaster General Headquarters is 1-800-275-8777. When given the options, Press 2 for an "employee misconduct complaint.” Postmaster General Louis Dejoy
File through Traditional Mail: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, DC 20260-0010
Write to your U.S. Senators and congressional representatives and tell them how important the U.S. Post Office is to you:
US House of Representatives and US Senate
Write to your state attorney general and ask them to examine every legal option within their state constitution to file suit against the interference in Post Office services:
Sign petitions and/or attend a rally at your local post office Saturday, August 22, 2020:
Please send comments, concerns or critiques on this outreach initiative to DG's director of community engagement, Jenna Chrisphonte, at firstname.lastname@example.org