Postal workers union with 200,000 members endorses Sanders

DES MOINES, Iowa — Bernie Sanders has been endorsed by the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union.

The group had also backed the Vermont senator’s presidential bid against Hillary Clinton in 2016. Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have both called for expanding services offered by post offices, especially in rural communities.

In its endorsement Thursday, the postal workers union promised to “encourage its members and their families who live and work in all 50 states” to “join Sanders rallies, make individual campaign contributions and volunteer for campaign activities.”  It said it would launch voter registration drives and urge ”vote by mail” options in states without restrictions on absentee balloting.

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