On April 12, the National Association of Letter Carriers will hold “Save America’s Postal Service” demonstrations outside of Senate offices across the country. They are designed to put pressure on each senator to oppose S. 1789.
S. 1789 likely will be brought up in the Senate following the Easter recess, the week that follows the April 12 demonstrations. The timing and impact of these events will be critical in helping us to stop S. 1789 and save America’s Postal Service.
If S. 1789 were to pass, the bill would hurt the Postal Service by:
• Putting an end to six-day mail delivery in two years.
• Phasing out door-to-door mail delivery.
• Failing to fully address the Postal Service’s pre-funding requirement.
• Not addressing the overpayment into the CSRS pension fund.
These events are meant to engage the public through the use of speeches, handouts and demonstrations to make our voices heard.
The Postal Service has a wide variety of supporters, many of whom may wish to participate in your “Save America’s Postal Service” demonstration, including small-business owners who use the mail to advertise, veterans groups, local elected officials, labor union members, faith leaders, and progressive allies who have concerns for the plight of working men and women.