OBERNOLTE REFUSES TO SUPPORT U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
Updated: Aug 31
Bubser Condemns Opponent for Putting Seniors, Families, and Voting Rights at Risk
August 28, Victorville, CA -Today, Chris Bubser, Democratic candidate for Congress in California’s 8th district sharply criticized Assemblyman Jay Obernolte for refusing to support a bill introduced in the California State Assembly to protect and support the operations and postal carriers of the U.S. Postal Service.
“I am astounded by my opponents disregard for the vital importance of the U.S. Postal Service to the families of California’s 8th,” said Bubser. “Our residents receive critical prescriptions, disability and unemployment checks through the mail. These are life and death issues for so many, but particularly for families in rural districts like this one. Once again Obernolte has chosen to put partisan politics over the needs of regular people. My opponent’s cavalier indifference should be a strong indicator of how he will function if he goes to Washington.”
House Resolution 105 was introduced earlier this week in response to recent changes to the access and efficiency of mail services including removal of mailboxes and sorting machines and limitation of postal worker overtime. Public confidence in the ability to vote by mail in the upcoming elections have escalated and there is growing concern about needless exposure to COVID-19 from voting in person due to mail disruption of postal services.
The full language for the bill appears here: