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Local activism update: CA Senate Joint Resolution No. 11

Last month, NALC Network Activists in California were among those who successfully lobbied the California State Assembly to pass Senate Joint Resolution No. 11. The measure, which was introduced in May and passed on Sept. 11, is expected to be chaptered in to law. Specifically, the measure urges Congress to:

  • Oppose any postal reform legislation that does not continue the mandate for six-day delivery service.
  • Protect door-to-door delivery as it currently exists.
  • Restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012.
  • Place a moratorium on planned shutdowns of mail sorting centers.

The resolution also urged the California Secretary of State to publicly oppose changes in the U.S. Postal Service that negatively impact the rights of California voters who vote by an absentee ballot. To view the resolution, click here.

This resolution, which will be sent to all members of Congress as well as the postmaster general, is a great accomplishment for the California State Association. Making sure all levels of government are educated on how the Postal Service operates, runs and affects communities is essential to preserving the future of our organization. This resolution is a great showcase of statewide support in California for each of these measures and will be an effective tool for gathering support statewide as well as on Capitol Hill.

Working on similar local initiatives? Please let the Government Affairs department know so we can share.

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