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Garden State activists hit the Hill

More than one hundred letter carrier activists from New Jersey arrived in Washington, DC, this week to advocate on behalf of letter carriers in preparation for upcoming postal reform legislation in the House and Senate.

For decades, the New Jersey delegation has taken to Capitol Hill to brief friends old and new on issues of importance to letter carriers. This year, Garden State carriers lobbied Congress on the importance of maintaining services such as six-day delivery, door delivery and mail service standards—issues that are expected to be at the forefront of any postal reform bill.

Activists emphasized that any potential postal reform bill must address the pre-funding mandate, encourage innovation and preserve the Postal Service’s invaluable network.

New Jersey activists received a legislative briefing Thursday morning from Director of Legislative & Political Affairs Kori Blalock-Keller, followed by meetings on the Hill. In the afternoon, NALC President Fredric Rolando hosted a “rap” session to engage carriers on various union issues.

The fly-in was rounded out by a reception in Hutchings Hall on Thursday evening.

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