On June 30th, USPS announced its intention to close and consolidate 82 mail processing facilities in 37 states throughout the country beginning in January 2015. Today, August 1st, 2014, service standard changes were printed in the federal register ending overnight mail service for the entire country, effective January 2015. If not stopped, this move threatens tens of thousands of jobs and will slow down America’s mail.
Such reckless and counterproductive cuts by USPS have caught the attention of Congress, which has the authority and ability to set USPS on the right path. So far, 22 senators have signed on to a letter by Senators Tester (D-MT), Sanders (I-VT), and Baldwin (D-WI) to the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to stop these devastating cuts to America’s postal network. The senators wisely requested that the Committee include language in its appropriations bill to maintain service standards at current levels and prevent any closures or consolidations in 2015.
While these 22 senators got the ball rolling, they need our help! To ensure the Senate Appropriations Committee does the right thing and votes to protect speedy mail delivery, our jobs, and our facilities, we need to reach out to all of our senators in support of this effort.
Will your senators join with others and stand up to defend jobs, timely mail service, and a robust postal network?
Today, we need you to call and send your senators the message urging them to promote and champion this common sense measure.
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To succeed, we’ll need every voice available to join with us. Please forward this message to your friends, family and coworkers and urge them to join us in this effort to keep a vibrant Postal Service that can continue to provide the public with reliable service.
The senators who have signed on so far include: Tester (D-MT), Sanders (I-VT), Baldwin (D-WI), Blunt (R-MO), Hoeven (R-ND), Landrieu (D-LA), Walsh (D-MT), Franken (D-MN), Schumer (D-NY), Heitkamp (D-ND), Stabenow (D-MI), Tim Johnson (D-SD), McCaskill (D-MO), Murphy (D-CT), Warren (D-MA), Wyden (D-OR), Blumenthal (D-CT), Markey (D-MA), Brown (D-OH), Klobuchar (D-MN), Gillibrand (D-NY), and Hagan (D-NC).
Note: Even if one or both of your senators have signed on to the letter, send them a thank you note!