Building a Postal Service for the 21st Century

NALC Legislative and Political Action

Today, Reps. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) and Don Young (R-AK) sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives urging them to sign a “Dear Colleague” letter addressed to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Connolly and Young want to let congressional leaders know that there are members of Congress who are committed to seeking postal reforms that don’t resort to cuts that would damage the future of the business.

“House and Senate committees as well as USPS management have…called for eliminating 3,600 or more rural post offices, eliminating six day mail service, ending next day mail service, and stopping 90% of door-to-door mail delivery,” the letter reads. Instead of focusing on where cuts can be made, the writers acknowledge “the need for USPS to restructure its business model, but believe that we must not be rushed into false choices which could accelerate the decline of the Postal Service.”

There are members of Congress who stand with the NALC in the fight to save six-day delivery and provide the USPS with a path toward a sound financial future. Connolly and Young are looking for more members of the House, who feel as they do, to sign the letter.


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