Sisters and Brothers: Please adapt this press release to your local circumstances and send it out to local media

STOP_Delaying_MailFor Immediate Release 15/1/15 – Contact: (xxxxx name, phone number, email)

On January 5, 2015 Overnight Delivery of First Class Mail will end throughout the country: unless there is Congressional action, a ruling by the Postal Board of Governors, or PMG action to postpone the changes.

xxxxxxxx Postal Mail Processing Center is slated for closure on xxxxxx, 2015 which will cause delay of mail, loss of good living wage jobs in our community, and also cause an adverse economic impact to the communities that depend on good service. The cut in service will cause hardships for the public and small businesses, destroying jobs, and breaking down the efficient and affordable delivery network by driving away mail and revenue.

  • On January 5, the USPS is slated to lower “service standards” to virtually eliminate overnight delivery – including first‐class mail from one address to another within the same city or town as well as the many towns serviced by the Postal Processing Center.
  • All mail (medicine, online purchases, local newspapers, newsletters of community and religious organizations, bill payments, letters and invitations) throughout the country will be delayed.
  • Our entire community will lose business opportunities associated with e‐commerce, which relies on the speedy delivery of goods ordered online.

Although 170 House members and 51 Senators called for a one year moratorium on the reduction in service and the closures of the mail processing centers, Congress failed to pass the necessary legislation in December 2014.

We need the public to send a message to the Postmaster General, the Postal Board of Governors, the President of the United States and Congress:

Stop the new “Changes in Standards” set for January 5, 2015 and stop the 82 closures scheduled for 2015.

Postal Board of Governors
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260
Phone: 202‐268‐4800

Postmaster General
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260
Phone: 202‐268‐4264

Congressional Members
Capitol Hill Switchboard
Phone: 202‐224‐3121

President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone: 202‐456‐1414

via Jamie Partridge, Communities and Postal Workers United

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