As of today, NALC members in 705 branches from all 50 states have gathered signatures in support of saving Saturday mail delivery service as part of NALC’s national petition drive.
More than half a million signatures have been received at NALC Headquarters here in Washington, counted and then sent to the respective member of Congress’ in-state office.
How many signatures has your branch collected? Click here to find out.
While I challenged each branch to collect, by November 14, 10 times its membership size in signatures, there is no reason to stop now. Congress will remain in session up until Thanksgiving. To ensure that it does not adopt drastic measures that would lead to the radical downsizing of the United States Postal Service, we need to continue to gather signatures from the American public.
Over the past three weeks, as letter carriers have collected signatures at such places as grocery stores, county fairs and post offices, we have not only secured support for our campaign to save America’s Postal Service and six-day mail delivery, but we also have educated the public about why the Postal Service faces a financial crisis.
The deficit reduction super committee's deadline to issue its recommendations to Congress is Wednesday, November 23, and there are strong indications that a bipartisan agreement to reduce the nation’s deficit by $1.2 trillion could be reached. Therefore, your continued efforts are essential to ensure the super committee does not recommend reducing mail delivery from six days to five.
Thank you for your passionate activism in defense of your fellow letter carriers. Every day, the evidence of your hard work grows as thousands of signatures continue to arrive at NALC HQ. Keep up the great work.
Fredric V. Rolando, President
National Association of Letter Carriers