September 3, 2020
Episode 75

Carolyn Maloney Delivers for America

The United States Postal Service is under attack—from our own government. Donald Trump, terrified of a landslide loss, is manipulating the mail to make it harder to vote. And his new Postmaster General is a nightmare. Louis DeJoy has financial holdings in post office contractors and competitors and has been sabotaging the Post Office’s ability to sort and deliver mail in a timely fashion.  We’ve asked New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney here to talk about it. Carolyn is the Chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee, which has jurisdiction over the post office and a champion for the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Sources for audio clips

Trump appoints Louis DeJoy as Postmaster General - CBS News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33zE_ld1eO8
Slow mail delivery creating problems - WHAS 11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAGfeRiOzUQ
Concern grows over postal service as Trump continues attack on mail-in voting - CBS Evening News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UiIjSPpQlI
Trump: ‘I Haven’t’ Encouraged Postmaster General To Slow Down Mail Delivery | NBC News NOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBib7TMdgrs
HERE'S How They're Killing the Post Office - CSPAN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd_CBnq7Iko
Trump Admits to Defunding USPS to Stop Mail-In Votes | NowThis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUUGQ_m5uVc
Importance of Postal Service
HERE'S How They're Killing the Post Office - CSPAN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd_CBnq7Iko
Funding Postal Service
HERE'S How They're Killing the Post Office - CSPAN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd_CBnq7Iko
Effect on Election
New USPS policies might delay mail-in-ballots - CBS News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdzf_icD35I
Equipment being removed
U.S. Postal Service Cuts Back Sorting Machines As Mail-In Voting Nears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHLTMIwxmhI
Election Results Delayed because of Mail in Voting
Will Surge In Mail-In Voting Delay Results Of 2020 Election? | TODAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqE5mlurKUY
Outro
Katie Porter stumps postmaster general with postcard cost question https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHLOMGekRQo

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle