Rep. Johnson Fights For, Protects Post Office in National Day of Action

August 18, 2020
Press Release
Congressman Stresses Importance of Protecting, Saving Post Office & Services It Provides

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DECATUR, GA — On Tuesday, August 18, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) held a press conference outside the Wesley Chapel Post Office to announce his support of  the institution as a pillar of our democracy, enshrined in the Constitution and essential for providing critical services: delivering prescriptions, Social Security checks, paychecks, tax returns and absentee ballots to millions of Americans, including in our most remote communities.  

Joining the Congressman were DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson, Stonecrest City Councilman Rob Turner, School Board member Vickie Turner, retired letter carrier Dexter Brown, Georgia AFL-CIO President Charlie Fleming, members of the American Postal Workers Union and concerned citizens.

“Lives, livelihoods and the life of our American Democracy are under threat from the president,” said Johnson.

“That is why I am returning to Washington later this week to vote on “Delivering for America Act,” which prohibits the Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020. 

“In a time of a pandemic, the Postal Service is Election Central.  Americans should not have to choose between their health and their vote. 

“As we protect the Postal Service and access to the ballot, we continue to lead the fight for The Heroes Act as the coronavirus crisis continues to spiral further out of control.”

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