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POSTAL FACTS: June 8, 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.

'We are honored to be able to help our fellow citizens' (Tecumseh Herald)

In a letter to the editor published on June 7, NALC President Fredric Rolando complimented the Michigan newspaper for its story on a local letter carrier who’d moved to Florida and was killed after staying late in year’s Clearwater (FL) food drive to make sure all the food was transported to local pantries. The paper wrote a moving story on his wife's involvement in this year's food drive in Tecumseh, which she had moved back to. Rolando also discussed the broader value of USPS and letter carriers.

Click here to read the letter (and the original story).

The Postal Service will thrive if Congress takes the right steps (Washington Examiner)

In a commentary piece published on June 1, NALC President Fredric Rolando rebutted a commentary from last week. He also spelled out the financial situation of USPS, the agency's value and the public policy fixes required.

Click here to read the commentary.

Letter to editor: Voting by mail makes perfect sense  (
VOTE: Do it by mail (Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls Press)
Voting by mail is a good idea (Idaho Press)

Idaho State Association of Letter Carriers President John Paige’s letters to the editor of the, the Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls Press and Idaho Press ran on May 29 and May 30.

Click here to read the letter on

Click here to read the letter in the Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls Press.

Click here to read the letter in the Idaho Press.