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NJ activists come to Washington to lobby Congress

On the heels of several other lobby trips this spring, nearly 150 letter carriers from the New Jersey state association made the trip to Washington, DC, this week to lobby their members of Congress.

During their visit, the activists heard from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando and learned about the union’s latest legislative priorities from NALC Chief of Staff Jim Sauber. 

“Lobbying our members of Congress important,” Rolando said. “Because of the relationships we’ve built in Congress, they know who we are and they are eager to hear about our issues.”

During the lobby trip, the letter carriers met with representaives and staffers to discuss the need for sensible postal reform, important resolutions before Congress that NALC supports, and they answered questions about the recent expiration of the exigent rate increase.

Members of Congress will be returning to their districts for the upcoming recess May 2-6. NALC encourages members to schedule meetings at district offices during this recess to help continue building the momentum created by these lobby trips.

To check whether your member of Congress is hosting an upcoming in-district town hall, click here.

To contact your U.S. Representative, click here.

To contact your U.S. Senators, click here.

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