If you joined us for Monday, August 24th, 2020 call, you may have noticed that our call was cut short. We apologize for the technical issue. We’ve fixed the issue and look forward to speaking with you next Monday! In the meantime, we are making up for a short call, with an email packed full of information to help you as an activist this week:
Postal Service Bailout
While the House was scheduled to be in recess for the month of August, Speaker Pelosi called Congress into town on Saturday to vote on the Delivering for America Act (H.R. 8015), a $25 billion bailout of the U.S. Postal Service.
The Left has made many hysterical claims — from saying the Postal Service will go bankrupt before the election without a $25 billion bailout, to saying collection boxes are being removed to block mail-in ballots. The Heritage Foundation has fact-checked and debunked 10 myths the Left is trying to spread about the U.S. Postal Service.
The old adage made infamous by Rahm Emanuel “never let a good crisis go to waste” is once again in play here. Unbeknownst to many Americans, a bailout for the USPS has been a long lobbied issue on Capitol Hill with special interests asking for up to a $75 billion bailout – any politician pretending otherwise is not being truthful. The Left is now using COVID-19 as an excuse to accomplish a longstanding goal while also sowing distrust in our elections and undermining a potential second term for President Trump.
Polling: Americans Support Police
It’s key that we as Sentinels continue to lead the way in speaking up, showing support for police, and rejecting lawlessness. In the face of so much civil unrest, new battleground state polling from Heritage Action shows that public opinion overwhelmingly supports police. When asked, 79% opposed the movement to defund the police.
If you’d like to host an event to show support for police in your community — reach out to your regional coordinator! They’d love to share ideas and connect you with Sentinels in your area.
Sign the Police Pledge
Sentinels have been doing incredible work asking their state, local, and federal officials to commit to signing the Police Pledge. Since launching, we have received signatures from:
- 1 Governor
- 2 Senators
- 12 Congressmen
- 15 candidates
- 26 state-level politicians
- 23,000 citizens.
Please sign if you have not already (and then ask your spouse, children, and your elected representatives to sign too!).
Thank you and we look forward to having you on our next call on Monday, August 31.