Celebrities have thrown their weight behind a Twitter campaign urging people to show their support for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as it calls for emergency funding to stay afloat.
Congress’s coronavirus package the CARES Act allocated $25 billion in March for the postal service, but the funding was blocked by President Donald Trump’s administration which offered instead $10 billion in the form of loans—with criteria for reforms attached.
In April, the USPS told Congress it needed $75 billion in funding and that it faced the prospect of running out of money by September. Adding to the uncertainty were Trump’s comments that he would not approve the $10 billion loan unless it significantly raised the prices for big shippers like Amazon.