Week of April 12, 2020

1) Malinowski Telephone Town Hall: Congressman Malinowski will be holding a telephone town hall tomorrow, Monday April 13, from 6-7 pm. Register here: https://tthm.wufoo.com/forms/teletownhall-with-congressman-tom-malinowski/. To read more about services that his office is publicizing, read their webpage here: https://malinowski.house.gov/coronavirus.

2) US Post Office: With mailings down due to the social isolation, the USPS is sounding the alarm that they need a bailout. However, the Trump administration has explicitly refused, despite the importance of the USPS to rural areas. It has long been a GOP wish to get rid of the USPS, despite its establishment in the Constitution. Call all three of our Members of Congress to ask that the USPS be supported financially. And then go to your local post office or to USPS.com and order a bunch of stamps! You can read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/11/post-office-bailout-trump/.

3) Hold Trump Accountable: The NY Times had an article yesterday about the many ways in which Trump has made the coronavirus outbreak worse. Read it here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/politics/coronavirus-trump-response.html. Then renew your resolve to not just vote for the Democratic candidate—presumably Joe Biden—but to actively work to get that person elected.

4) Register to Vote by Mail: Despite the GOP rhetoric that voting by mail is inappropriate, it’s actually a safe and effective way to get your vote registered without having to stand in line. If you are in Hunterdon County and did not vote by mail in the last election or two, consider filling out an application to vote by mail: https://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/countyclerk/vote-mail-ballot-application.pdf. If you’re in another county, search for your county clerk’s office; they should have the VBM form.

Quote of the Week: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” – President Trump on January 22 (read more incriminating quotes here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/politics/trump-coronavirus-statements/)