e-Team Report, Jan. 27, 2015

January 27, 2015

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New House Resolution Takes Aim at Delayed Mail

Just weeks into the 114th Congress, a new bipartisan coalition of a dozen U.S. representatives is taking a stand for prompt, reliable mail service.

In response to the disastrous decision by the USPS to slow the mail and slash service standards, Reps. Dave McKinley (R-WV) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) today introduced House Resolution 54, also known as H.Res. 54.  H.Res. 54 expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the USPS should take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012.

While the USPS has started their latest plan to reduce service standards and dismantle the postal network, nothing has yet been done that cannot be undone.  Restoring 2012 service standards means that we can stop the slowdown of all overnight delivery of first-class mail and return to growing postal business within its existing network.

“We appreciate Congressmen McKinley and Tonko’s leadership on securing the future of America’s public postal service,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.  “We call upon all APWU activists to send the message that mail matters and take action in support of this resolution.”

The resolution is quickly garnering support from both sides of the aisle, and has already been co-sponsored by an additional three Republican and three Democratic lawmakers:

  • Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)
  • Rep. Richard Nolan (D-MN)
  • Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA)

Please call your representative’s DC office today and ask them to co-sponsor H.Res. 54.  To see if your member is already a co-sponsor, click here.

To look up your House member by your address, click here.

APWU Legislative and Political Grassroots Coordinators are ready to assist your local efforts to secure co-sponsorship from your members of Congress.  Click here to find your Grassroots Coordinator.

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