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POSTAL FACTS: Feb. 2, 2018 (Updated)

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

Another view of the U.S. Postal Service

Logo for TownhallNALC President Fredric Rolando’s commentary piece in The Washington Times, which rebuts a cartoon that the newspaper previously ran, also discusses the Postal Service’s value while also setting the record straight about some common misconceptions and mentioning needed public policy fixes. Rolando's commentary ran on Jan. 17.

Click here to read Rolando’s commentary.

Letting people vote at home increases voter turnout. Here's proof.

Logo for TownhallWashington Monthly commissioned a recent study on voting at home that produced far-reaching conclusions. Two of the magazine’s editors explained the study’s findings in the Jan. 26 Washington Post. The study considered data from Colorado’s 2014 election—the first vote-at-home election for the state—and showed that “Vote at home clearly seems to have pushed young people and infrequent voters into the electorate—exactly what our ailing system needs,” the two Washington Monthly editors wrote.

Click here to read the analysis in The Washington Post.

U.S. Postal Service tops Gallup poll favorite agency list once again

Logo for TownhallLinn's Stamp News reported on Jan. 17 that a Gallup survey released in January found that the Postal Service remains the public’s favorite federal agency, with a 74 percent positive rating, ahead of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Secret Service, which placed second and third with 66 percent and 63 percent, respectively.

Click here to read the article on Linn's Stamp News.

Paige letters: Postal Service

Logo for TownhallIdaho State Association of Letter Carriers President John Paige’s letter to the editor of the Idaho Statesman ran on Jan. 18.

Click here to read the letter in the Idaho Statesman.