Act now to save six-day mail delivery and thousands of letter carrier jobs
Call your member of Congress immediately
Tomorrow (Wednesday), the Rules Committee in the House of Representatives will make a decision that will ultimately determine the fate of six-day mail delivery service.
Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) has requested that the committee rule to leave in the appropriations bill, unprotected, language that calls for preserving six-day mail delivery. In essence, this gives any member of Congress the authority to strip the language from the appropriations bill when it goes to the House floor.
The Rules Committee will convene at 3 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday), and your member of Congress sits on this committee. First thing tomorrow morning, I want you to take the following action:
First, look up your member of Congress’s Washington office phone number by clicking here.
Second, call his or her office immediately.
Third, ask your member to support the provision maintaining six-day mail delivery that's contained in H.R. 2434, the Financial Services and Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2012, and to oppose any attempt to strike six-day language from the bill.
Ending six-day service 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 movie rentals 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.
Please forward this message to your NALC brothers and sisters to ensure Congress hears our message.
Thank you for your continued effort to protect six-day mail delivery service.
Fredric V. Rolando, President
National Association of Letter Carriers