“We’re talking about Donald Trump’s assault on our democracy,” Our Future Now Co-Host Jonah Gottlieb says. “His sabotage of the postal service.” This episode looks at the ramifications of actions currently being taken at post offices across the nation — moves being viewed as prohibitive to voters.
“It’s [recent moves altering postal service] telling people if they want to cast their ballot they have to risk their lives,” Mebane chimes in.
Mebane and Gottlieb put the recent defunding of the US Postal Service into context, explaining how
it fits into a larger pattern of authoritarianism. Then they share important information on how to stop these actions.
Trump Post Office Action Items
Visit http:www.vote4ourfuture.org to learn more about how Zero Hour and the National Children’s
Campaign are galvanizing Americans to vote on behalf of our nation’s 74 million children, who
deserve bold climate action and environmental justice.
Petition to support keeping the USPS funded: http://www.vote4ourfuture.org/usps.html
Application for your absentee ballot: http://www.vote4ourfuture.org/votebymail.html
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The Our Future Now Collaboration
Our Future Now, a National Children’s Campaign Podcast is co-hosted by Jonah Gottlieb and Natalie Mebane. Gottlieb and Mebane are also co-founders of NCC. Gottlieb, a high school senior from Petaluma, California, is also the captain of One Planet Living and the co-founder and president of Global Awareness. Mebane is the Associate Director of US Policy for 350, an international movement looking to end the use of fossil fuels while promoting renewable energy.
Our Future Now is a collaboration between Parentology, the National Children’s Campaign and Goal 17 Media.
The National Children’s Campaign (NCC) is a national nonprofit organization that amplifies the voices of America’s 74 million children and youth, making sure our nation’s political leaders prioritize issues –health, education, climate and environment, child welfare, gun violence, child immigration, LGBTQ+ rights, and youth civic engagement — that matter to those who are too young to vote. You can read more about today’s episode on the NCC blog here.
Goal 17 Media is a media network producing podcasts, videos and documentaries that inspire individuals and contribute to the common good.