October 23, 2014

Fight to keep our post offices open. (Read the contained resolution and act to be a part of the solution)


What happens when the Postmaster General shuts down your Postal Facility?

Mail is slowed down:

  • Checks, medicines, payments, bills
  • Newspapers, church bulletins, books, magazines
  • Special greeting cards, holiday cards and letters
  • Advertisements, sale circulars, discount coupons
  • Election campaign materials and mail-in ballots

The law says the PMG is mandated to serve everyone with prompt, reliable, and efficient services no matter where they live (city or rural) and regardless of income (rich or poor).  In other words, all households are to receive equal service.

If your Plant is consolidated in 2015, overnight mail service in your community will worsen and mail will be slowed down nationwide

When the Postmaster General changes the Service Standards January 5, 2015 quality mail service will be reduced as the requirement to deliver mail overnight is eliminated and mail is received later in the day.  That’s not all!   Your community will suffer due to small businesses being adversely affected and possibly closing, stable living wage jobs disappearing, and lost payroll, sales, and property taxes.  Rural areas will be hard hit.  Customer loyalty will decrease causing business to be lost.  Congressional Members must act before December 20, 2014, or it will be too late.


We need your help to save your Community now.  Join the Community Coalition to Save our Services our Community and our Public Postal Service!!


Name: _______________________   e-mail: ___________________________

Return to:  ______________________________________________________

American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO

Sample Resolution

A Resolution requesting that the U.S. Congress prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from closing (or “consolidating”) its mail processing center in

_ (name of city) ___ (name of plant) _____.

WHEREAS, The United States Postal Service plans to close (or “consolidate”) the    (plant) __________________     mail Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC), and

WHEREAS, This plan would severely delay mail delivery, and

WHEREAS, The delay of mail would negatively affect residents and local businesses, and would harm our community, and

WHEREAS, The closure depends on a degradation of “service standards,” that would result in the virtual elimination of overnight mail delivery throughout the country, and

WHEREAS, The closure is not in the public’s best interest, and

WHEREAS, Federal law stipulates that, “The Postal Service shall have as its basic function the obligation to provide postal services to bind the Nation together through personal, educational, literary, and business correspondence of the people.  It shall provide prompt, reliable and efficient services to patrons in all areas and shall render postal services to all communities,” [39 U.S. Code Section 101 (a)]

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE   ___ (state, district, or local legislative body):_

Section 1.  That the (state, district, local legislative body or organization) ___________________________________________________________

Does hereby demand congressional intervention to stop this proposal to

Close or Consolidate the ____ (Processing & Distribution Center) ___.

Section 2.  Does hereby demand congressional intervention to stop the delay of mail and the elimination of overnight delivery of first-class mail, set for January 5, 2015.

Section 3.  That this Resolution shall be forwarded to our U.S. Senators and Representatives and the Postmaster General.

__ (signatures) _______________________________________________

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