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POSTAL FACTS: March 27, 2015 (updated)

What reporters and commentators are writing and saying about the Postal Service, and how NALC members and leaders are making their voices heard.


NALC President Fredric Rolando had an op-ed in Sunday, March 29’s Idaho State Journal. The piece explains the absurd nature of the pre-funding mandate, the counter-productive nature of proposed service cuts, and the need for people in Idaho to make their voices heard. The op-ed expands on a story about local mayors and other officials in the region, who support preserving the postal networks and who are seeking the help of the state's congressional delegation to maintain postal delivery standards.

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Columnist John Nichols writes in The Nation about how Oregon—which just enacted a motor-voter law that should automatically add 300,000 registered voters—has used state-wide vote-by-mail since 1998.

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Napa, CA Branch 627 letter carrier E.J. Aguarin was recently honored for helping a customer on his route.

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A recent Federal Times “white paper” highlights how the Postal Service “has taken a true citizen experience approach to reinventing itself” in its use of technology to provide better service.

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Idaho State Association President John Paige’s letter to the editor of the Idaho Statesman ran on March 29.

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Waupaca, WI Branch 1298 President Howard Pope’s letter to the editor of the Waupaca County Post manages to make note of the convenience of no-excuses absentee-balloting by mail.

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Pope had longer opinion piece in the Post last summer that informed local readers about the real reasons behind the Postal Service’s financial problems.

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