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POSTAL FACTS: March 3, 2017 (updated)

What reporters and commentators are writing and saying about the Postal Service, and how NALC members and leaders are making their voices heard.

The United States Postal Service isn’t ‘in decline’ – far from it (The Guardian)

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NALC President Fredric Rolando’s Sunday, Feb. 26 letter to the editor of The Guardian responded to a Feb. 1 article in that newspaper. The Guardian’s website is the world’s third-most trafficked newspaper website with well over 100 million readers, including about 15 million in the United States, where it’s rapidly growing—especially among political, business, media and academic leaders.

Click here to read the letter.

Congress should acknowledge Post Service's value in efforts to reform (The Hill)

On Feb. 23, The Hill ran a piece by President Rolando, responding to a Feb. 16 think-tank piece that criticized postal reform efforts. President Rolando’s rebuttal presented “some easily verifiable information and context so all of us…can approach the matter on a shared factual basis.”

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Getting the Mail to Your Home Is Way More Complex Than You Might Think (HowStuffWorks)

How Stuff WorksNALC Executive Vice President Brian Renfroe was interviewed for a HowStuffWorks piece about letter carriers’ delivery routes.

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Letter: New York should adopt Vote by Mail program (The Buffalo News)

Logo for Buffalo NewsBuffalo-Western New York Branch 3’s Robert McLennan’s letter to the editor of The Buffalo News ran on Feb. 21.

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Paige letter: U.S. Postal Service (Idaho Statesman)
Thank you for support of Postal Service (Idaho Press Tribune)
Letter carriers, thank you (Times-News)

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Letters from Idaho State Association President John Paige ran in the Idaho Press Tribune on Feb. 17, in Twin Falls’ Times-News on Feb. 18 and in the Idaho Statesman on Feb. 26.

Click here to read the letter in the Idaho Press Tribune.
Click here to read the letter in the Times-News (scroll down).
Click here to read the letter in the Idaho Statesman.

Second-generation mail carrier delivers over 2,000 letters daily (WKMG-TV)

Central Florida Branch 1091 letter carrier Dawn Sylvester was featured in a Feb. 24 story on WKMG-TV.

Click here to check out the story.