Resolution 2021-02 Dump Postmaster General DeJoy

Whereas, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a longtime logistics contractor with the Postal Service, has pursued policies of deliberately delaying the mail, removing large numbers of mail sorting machines and mail collection boxes, reducing retail post office hours, and encouraging attempts to interfere with mail voting during the 2020 elections;

Whereas, many of DeJoy's policies are included in the 10 year plan he has proposed for the Postal Service, which promises further destruction of the service that the people have come to expect from the post office, which has been in operation since it was created in 1775 under the leadership of Benjamin Franklin, before the United States was born;

Whereas attorneys general from 20 states have sent a request to the Postal Regulatory Commission, urging it to reject DeJoy's plans to delay first-class mail, which they warn could delay essential services and make it harder for officials to administer elections;

Whereas, many postal workers, postal unions and postal customers fear that DeJoy's destructive policies are a prelude to privatization of postal services. Many have been organizing a movement to "Dump DeJoy" and have him replaced as Postmaster General of the United States;

Therefore Be It Resolved that Veterans for Peace call on the current administration to take the necessary steps to remove Louis DeJoy as Postmaster General.

Submitted by:

David Welsh
VFP Chapter 162
(510) 847-8657
sub@sonic.net


Pros and Cons

Pro: Veterans receive medical supplies from the VA.
Con: There were no opposing statements on the floor at the annual member meeting.

Board and Committee:

Resolutions Committee Recommendation: Appropriate and Approved
Board of Directors Recommendation: Appropriate and Approved

Convention Floor Vote:

Approve: 96% (70/73)

Disapprove: 0%

Abstain: 4% (3/73)

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