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DC, MD, NY, and VA activists visit Washington to lobby Congress

Nearly 160 letter carrier activists from the New York, Maryland/DC, and Virginia state associations recently visited Washington, DC, to lobby their members of Congress. Many such groups visit the nation’s capital and NALC Headquarters each year to learn about the latest legislative priorities and to establish relationships with their members’ offices on the Hill.

During this year’s meetings, the activists spoke about issues affecting letter carriers and the U.S. Postal Service, encouraged members to support sensible postal reform and NALC-supported postal resolutions, and answered questions about the recent expiration of the exigent rate increase.

“The most important thing that letter carriers can do to change Congress’ hearts and minds is to meet with their members regularly,” NALC President Fredric V. Rolando said. “As Congress prepares for its upcoming recess [May 2-6], I encourage all letter carriers to schedule meetings with their members in their district offices to help continue beating the drum for support.”

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