Correction: The amount of funding passed by the U.S. House for USPS that is currently being held up by the Senate is $25 billion, not $65 billion.
Matt and Ivy are joined this week by Danielle Root from the Center for American Progress to talk about the Trump administration’s attacks on the post office juuuuuuust in time for mail-in ballot requests to start hitting our mailboxes. They talk about the alternatives and how important it is to make a plan early.
They also discuss Joni Ernst’s speech to the RNC, the unwarranted shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, and the latest pandemic news from Iowa.
- Iowa Starting Line: Ernst sells out Iowa during RNC speech
- Daily Beast – Rep. Katie Porter Grills Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Basic Facts About the Post Office
- The Guardian: Kenosha: teen charged with murder after two Black Lives Matter protesters killed
- Des Moines Register – Iowa won’t alert public to coronavirus outbreaks at schools