Do you believe in life after USPS? Let Cher work at the post office
American pop icon Cher – once called the “Goddess of Pop” – rose to fame in the 1960s. Cherished by fans, Cher has made waves in the music industry. This week Cher has made her way back into the spotlight – everyone roaring about her recent tweet.
Among many Americans, Cher has been up in arms about the blockage of USPS funds and the subsequent mail-in voting suppression. Cher decided to step up and do something about it. In Cher’s tweet, she explains her recent attempt to volunteer at the U.S. Postal Service.
The response to the singer’s bizarre tweet has been overwhelming on Twitter, many charmed by Cher’s incentive and demanding that the USPS take Cher on board. Can you imagine? Cher the newest USPS employee. We can hear Cher’s next hit single now – Do you believe in life after USPS?
U.S. Postal Service needs her help
While no one was expecting her tweet, Cher’s eagerness to volunteer at the U.S. Postal Service didn’t come out of nowhere. Currently, the Trump administration has been targeting the USPS, purposefully blocking their funding to hold up mail-in voting.
President Donald Trump himself has been clear about the impact of money shortages at the Postal Service. He said on record, “They need that money in order to make the post office work, so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots.” Trump made his intentions clear further, saying:
“Now, if we don’t make a deal, that means they don’t get the money. That means they can’t have universal mail-in voting, they just can’t have it.”
Many see this as an evident attempt to sway the November 2020 election. Cher isn’t the only one up-in-arms about this. Several Democrats have expressed their dismay concerning the outward voting suppression – legal backlash forthcoming in many states.
Cuts to the USPS budget deter postal operations in many ways. A lack in funding will eliminate overtime for mail carriers, reduce post office hours, remove postal boxes, and slow overall mail delivery in general. That said, the USPS could use Cher’s help as a volunteer.
Hi, this is Cher
Cher’s move to try and become a volunteer delighted many – but the hilarious delivery of her tweet is especially what made the internet light up about the matter. The bizarre tweet has everyone amazed & tickled.
In her tweet, Cher explains how she called Malibu post offices and simply said, “Hi, this is Cher, and I would like to know if you ever take volunteers.” The casual “Hi, this is Cher” has people dying as they imagine seeing Cher as an everyday postal worker.
OK,Called 2 post offices In Malibu.They were polite.
I Said”Hi This Is Cher,& I Would like to know If you ever take Volunteers⁉️Lady Said She Didn’t Know & Gave Me # Of Supervisor.I Called & Said Hi This is Cher Do U Accept volunteers.”NO,Need
Fingerprints & Background Check”😥
— Cher (@cher) August 19, 2020
Sadly, as Cher emphasized, the inquiries were rejected because the USPS requires fingerprints and a background check. USPS volunteers are not legally permitted at all because they say it’s a security issue.
To become a U.S. postal worker, one must pass a written exam, have a stable job history, take a medical evaluation, and be drug-free in addition to the background check & fingerprints. Many have said these strict requirements are ridiculous – saying that not even the president has to go through all these steps.
Despite the USPS’s long list of requirements, the internet has been backing Cher, angrily exclaiming, “JUST LET CHER WORK AT THE F*CKING POST OFFICE.” Cher’s effort to make a difference has touched fans and they desperately want to support her endeavor.
Would somebody please help Cher with Post Office https://t.co/cyfZU1hYWa
— Martha Kelly (@MarthaKelly3) August 19, 2020
They’re also enchanted by the idea of seeing A-list celebrities sorting through the mail for you. Who wouldn’t be?
If I walk into the post office and find Cher, Cyndi Lauper AND Bette Midler behind the counter I am buying all the stamps they have. Every single one. pic.twitter.com/RPT3kF17bu
— 🥞MeltLikeButta🥞 (@JWButta) August 19, 2020
What would you do if you walked into your local post office and saw Cher working there? Should the USPS take Cher on as a volunteer?