UPMA 2021 Legislative Summit Rescheduled

Posted by Frank Augustosky on 01/12/21

UPMA to Postpone the 2021 Legislative Summit

The United Postmasters and Managers of America National President Daniel Heins announced on January 12, 2021, that the Legislative Summit scheduled for February 21-24, will be postponed until September 26-29, 2021.

This decision was made based on the issues with the COVID-19 Pandemic that continue to plague the nation and the fact that the UPMA members that would attend in February would not have access to the members of Congress on Capitol Hill.   This is not a decision that was reached easily; however, Heins felt that this was the best choice for our membership at this time.

In the interim we will be offering some Legislative training classes via ZOOM in the coming weeks.  The information on those sessions will be shared with the membership through email and on the national website unitedpma.org.   

We are rescheduling for September because the Government Relations Team and Mr. Heins feel it is very important that we have a presence on Capitol Hill at some time this year,  This need is heightened with so many new members and the urgent need to get some type of long term meaningful Postal Reform legislation passed.

President Heins stated that it is his prayer that by the end of September the nation will be able to reopen after the vaccine has been made available to the majority of the country and we will be able to once again walk the halls of Congress.    If you have registered for the conference this year your registration will be brought forward for the September dates unless you request a refund.    If you choose to receive a refund, you can contact Gerri Swarm at the UPMA National Office and she will see that your fee is returned.  Gerri’s email address is gswarm@unitedpma.org.