House Rules Committee May Vote On Six-Day Delivery July 14, Action Urged By Activists

The following is an urgent message from NALC President Fred Rolando concerning the House Rules Committee and a possible vote as early as today (Thursday) concerning six-day mail delivery:

Dear Activist:

I e-mailed you (Wednesday) to inform you that the Rules Committee in the House of Representatives was going to make a decision that could determine the fate of six-day mail delivery service.

I want to let you know that the hearing was postponed.

The calls from NALC members across the country to their representatives helped delay–at least until (Thursday–today)–the power grab by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) to eliminate six-day mail delivery.

If you have not called your representative, I urge you to do so now.

First, look up your member of Congress’ Washington office phone number by clicking here.

Second, call his or her office immediately.

Third, ask your representative to urge the Rules Committee to preserve the language contained in HR 2434 that protects 6-day delivery.

Ending six-day delivery would:

  • Cause the loss of 80,000 full-and part-time jobs.
  • Break a bipartisan, 30-year history and tradition of Congress preserving six-day delivery.
  • Hurt tens of millions of customers and businesses whose livelihoods depend on Saturday mail delivery, including those who send and receive prescription drugs, parcels and rented movies and those who conduct financial transactions via the mail.
  • Ignore a Postal Regulatory Commission finding that eliminating Saturday delivery would result in lower savings than USPS forecasts, that 25 percent of First Class and Priority mail could be delayed by two or more days, and that such a reduction in service would have a disproportionately negative impact on elderly and rural Americans.

Letter carriers across the country are doing their part to preserve six-day delivery and we need to keep the pressure on all 435 representatives.

Thank you for your continued efforts to preserve the excellent level of service we provide, six days a week.

In Solidarity,
Fredric V. Rolando, President
National Association of Letter Carriers

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