Posted on August 19, 2020 (October 8, 2020) Election Protection Share: Free Speech For People recently joined a letter with more than eighty other national organizations calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to immediately resign or for the Board of Governors to dismiss him from his position. The letter points to DeJoy’s lack of direct Postal Service experience and his recent attempts to undermine mail delivery in the midst of a pandemic. “In the midst of a pandemic, the American people have never been more dependent on reliable mail service for essential needs, even survival, than they are right now. Yet Mr. DeJoy not only has taken several steps that are disrupting mail service to American families and businesses, but he has also failed to eliminate disqualifying ethical conflicts,” the letter states. The letter comes after reports detailing DeJoy’s plan to restructure the Postal Service by slowing down mail delivery and reducing employee benefits. DeJoy, who is one of Trump’s top campaign fundraisers, was appointed by the President to the non-partisan position in June. Following DeJoy’s appointment, Trump has admitted that his goal is to starve the Postal Service to prevent increased voting by mail during the pandemic. “DeJoy must immediately resign or be dismissed, before his disruptive actions cause untold harm to millions of Americans and impede a free and fair election. DeJoy must be replaced with an experienced and non-partisan official who is committed to keeping mail delivery reliable, especially during the pandemic,” the letter states. Read the full letter here.