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 could determine the fate of six-day mail delivery service. Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) is attempting to remove six-day delivery language from the proposed Financial Services and Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2012 (H.R. 2434).
Although your member of Congress is not on the Rules Committee, he or she supported six-day delivery when H.R. 2434 was reported out of the Appropriations Committee. First thing tomorrow morning, I want you to take the following action:
First, look up your member of Congress' Washington office phone number by clicking here.
Second, call his or her office immediately.
Third, ask your member of Congress to support the provision maintaining six-day mail delivery contained in H.R. 2434, the Financial Services and Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2012, to oppose any attempt to strike that language from the bill, and to ask Rep. Issa to withdraw his objection to six-day delivery.
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 efforts to protect six-day delivery.
Fredric V. Rolando, President
National Association of Letter Carriers