People For the American Way

PFAW: DeJoy Remains Hostile, Elusive During House Oversight Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2020

Contact: Laurie Kinney at People For The American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-2307

Washington, D.C.— Following today’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“Louis DeJoy approached today’s House Oversight Committee hearing the same way he approached last week’s Senate hearing: determined to stonewall meaningful questions. He again refused to reverse equipment cutbacks. He again provided no rationale for the harmful changes he has made to the postal service, while denying responsibility for any damage. The only thing he really did today was to confirm his absolute loyalty to Donald Trump over the American people, especially our seniors and veterans who are among those who rely most on our postal service. The House has passed legislation to protect the postal service from Trump and DeJoy and give it the funds it needs; now it’s time for the Senate to do the same – to end its complicity with Trump’s and DeJoy’s sabotage, and stand with the American people who need our postal service.”

Watch the PFAW Foundation video “Defend Our Post Office” here:

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.

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