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United States Post Office
Inspectors General Firings
COVID-19 Data
Federal and Executive Overreach

Support the Mission of the United States Post Office

The newly appointed postmaster general is implementing changes to the USPS that have slowed mail delivery and deeply compromised the agency’s ability to serve the nation. These changes are damaging small businesses during the most significant economic downtown our country has faced since the Great Depression. The changes have limited and slowed the access of individuals to much-needed medicines and supplies during a pandemic. And they run the risk of compromising election outcomes through extended delivery times, votes invalidated by slow service, and a suggested tripling of mailing cost. You can find more background information from MWEG here.

 Americans need prompt and consistent mail delivery, especially when a large number of mail-in votes are expected in the 2020 election.

Contact your members of Congress and express your concern that changes to the postal service will slow mail delivery.

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Ask Congress to Investigate Firings

and Ensure Government Oversight 

In April and May, President Trump fired five inspectors general, including those looking into allegations of impropriety at the State Department, Department of Defense, and Department of Health and Human Services. On June 20, the president continued his pattern of weekend firings by unexpectedly terminating Geoffery Berman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, who had been overseeing many high-profile investigations.

These firings continue a pattern of behavior intended to shield the presidency from oversight and should be deeply troubling to all Americans. Congress has the responsibility to protect our government and its employees from arbitrary and self-interested actions by any presidential administration. You can find more background information from MWEG here and here.

Write to your members of Congress, urging them to ensure proper government oversight and investigate these firings, and ask that the investigations overseen by the terminated inspectors general and U.S. attorney continue unimpeded. Use MWEG's advocacy tool to send a letter. You can draft your own or follow three prompts to have a personalized letter created for you. You will have the opportunity to edit it before sending.

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Speak Up for Transparency in COVID-19 Data

The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the publicly funded Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), requiring that all COVID-19 patient information be sent to a privately operated central database in Washington. This change does not conform to any standard patterns of data collection and puts this data in private hands. An unprecedented and poorly managed shift in critical data processing adds burdens to overstretched medical establishments, could compromise or lose essential data, and increases the level of chaos in our national response to a rising health crisis.  

To combat the coronavirus pandemic, scientists, researchers, public health officials, Congress, and the American public need reliable and pure data in its entirety without any concerns regarding politicization or censorship. The possibility that the data will be politicized or withheld could cripple public health efforts. Losing this faith and transparency in data and communication as a global pandemic worsens could directly cost individuals their lives. 

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Use MWEG's advocacy tool to send a letter to your members of Congress urging them to speak up against this change and advocate for accessible, reliable data with the least influence from political motivations. You can draft your own or follow prompts to have a personalized letter created for you. Before sending, you will be able to click in the final field to make any desired edits.

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Speak Out Against Federal and Executive Overreach

Regularly and repeatedly, especially in the last few weeks, President Trump has threatened or exercised executive overreach to the detriment of the American people’s national representation, Constitutional protections, and First Amendment freedoms. Conservative legislators, often critical of executive and federal overreach, have been largely silent. Yet as Tea Party conservative and Republican Senator Mike Lee has said, “Executive overreach — and abdication of Congress’s constitutional powers is neither a Republican nor Democratic issue; neither a liberal nor a conservative one. It’s an American one.”  

We agree that overreach is an American issue, and we expect our members of Congress to understand this as well. You can find more background information from MWEG here.

Use MWEG's advocacy tool to send a letter to your members of Congress letting them know you are concerned about the egregious and expanding occurrences of federal and executive overreach.

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