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The Power of Your Voice

Posted by Frank Augustosky on 04/03/18

Once again UPMA has been heard. Late last month while many were beginning the rural mail count, some of the members were blessed to be able to miss the first few days and head to our nation’s capital.

UPMA members from every state participated in visiting congressmen and senators to take the message of needed postal reform. Just like last year after our visit a bill was introduced. This year it was S2629.

Our lobbying efforts were rewarded yet again. Now we need to reach out to our senators and get this bill passed. Its sister bill, HR 756 continues to need a push to your congressmen.

It’s no coincidence we see movement after our visits. We are well educated on points of discussion by our Government Relations Director, Mr. Bob Levi. This year I found it refreshing on how knowledgeable the staffers were. After years of speaking to the issue of postal reform, it’s finally getting some traction.

We must continue to be the voice for the Postal Service. Help us get the word out for making calls and writing letters to our elected officials. As you plan to attend your state conventions, give generously to PAC. It gives your voice amplification. We all know money talks. ePac is the easiest way to give. It’s a payroll deduction every pay period. A little each paycheck adds up to make a big difference.

Let’s get this reform in the books for a stronger, stable, and viable Postal Service for generations to come.


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   Submitted By:
   Angela Greene
   UPMA National Vice President
   Eastern U.S.