House Dems: Protect the US Postal Service

DENVER, CO – Colorado House Democrats today released the following statement on efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the US Postal Service:

“The critical delays at the US Postal Service (USPS) and the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine mail delivery and deny USPS the funding it needs are dangerous and deeply concerning. These delays are a brazen and direct attack on our democracy. They jeopardize Colorado’s economic recovery and hurt our state’s small businesses, especially in our rural communities. In the middle of a global pandemic, seniors and veterans who rely on the mail for life-saving medications fear their prescriptions won’t arrive. Small businesses struggling to stay afloat worry that one of their crucial lifelines will be yanked away. This is unacceptable.

“To protect our democracy and our Colorado Way of Life, Congress and the administration must immediately address reductions in USPS services and ensure timely mail delivery ahead of the November elections.”

Colorado mails ballots to all registered voters from October 9-16, ensuring voters receive their ballots at least 18 days before the election. There are over 300 dropboxes across the state, providing Coloradans with multiple options to return their ballots to election officials. During the 2019 legislative session, Colorado Democrats passed legislation that improved Colorado’s premier vote-by-mail system by increasing the number of dropboxes across the state. This has further reduced the need for in-person contact in order to vote in Colorado.