To follow-up on my e-Activist message that went out Wednesday, this is a reminder that this Sunday, Nov. 6, you will receive a phone call at 7:30 p.m. EST (4:30 p.m. PST) inviting you to join a teleconference that I will be hosting for tens of thousands of letter carriers across the country. If you have provided the NALC with a valid phone number, you should receive this call.
Please accept this call and stay on the line. I will use this opportunity to discuss the battles we are fighting to Save America’s Postal Service and the specific actions needed to defeat H.R. 2309, a bill that would dismantle the Postal Service and gut our labor contract and our collective-bargaining rights. It is imperative that we let the American public know that H.R. 2309, if it becomes law, would end direct mail delivery for 90 percent of homes and businesses in the United States that now receive doorstep delivery, would eliminate Saturday mail delivery service and would close thousands of post offices and postal mail facilities.
Congressman Issa intends to bring this legislation to a floor vote within the next two weeks.
To prevent this devastating bill from ever becoming law, letter carriers across the country need to convince their family members, friends and neighbors to weigh in with members of Congress against H.R. 2309. We need to generate public opposition to this bill, not just union opposition. Indeed, we need you to target four key groups of potential allies in your communities – businesses, senior citizens' groups, veterans' organizations and faith leaders – and ask them to call their representatives and tell them why H.R. 2309 is a bad bill. Communities across America would be devastated by this bill and members of Congress need to hear this message from their constituents.
I realize that you might not be home to answer Sunday's call and participate in the teleconference. If you can't take part, make sure you go to nalc.org/stop2309 and find out how you can rally members of your branch to call key allies and constituency groups, as well as their member of Congress, and urge representatives to vote "no" on H.R. 2309. We need you to try to generate as many phone calls to Congress as you can in our quest to defeat H.R. 2309.
Thank you for what you are doing to protect our jobs and for doing what’s best for America.
Fredric V. Rolando, President
National Association of Letter Carriers