Contact your U.S. senators to support postal bill

Posted November 16, 2011

A bipartisan bill that offers meaningful progress on postal reform needs the support of our two U.S. senators from Kansas.

We urge you to contact Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran and ask them to support S. 1789, postal reform legislation to develop a package of financial relief, workforce revisions and service protections for mailers.  

Led by the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-CT, and postal expert Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME, and Sens. Thomas Carper, D-DE, and Scott Brown, R-MA, the bill makes significant progress toward setting the Postal Service on course to avoid financial collapse in 2012.

The National Newspaper Association reports that this legislation must be passed by the Senate within a few weeks. The session is expected to adjourn in about 30 days.

Call the offices of both senators and tell them to support/co-sponsor S. 1789. The phone number for Sen. Pat Roberts is: (202) 224-4774. The phone number for Sen. Jerry Moran is: (202) 224-6521. Call them today.

This bill is the only legislation in the Senate that assures six-day mail delivery for two years, and may protect it in the years to come. It also directs USPS to create an unprecedented option for newspapers to use the mailbox on Saturdays for delivery if the Postal Service abandons residential service.

You can find more details about this bill at the NNA's website.