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Save Our Post Office

US mail medallionThe Post Office is a vital national treasure.

The US Post Office is a well-loved public institution that has risen to every challenge and innovated its way to new services even in the face of an unprecedented congressional mandate. All the while it has delivered high-quality jobs, in big cities and small towns across the country — all without a dime of taxpayer money.

The post office does not have weak finances. It suffers from bad legislation.

Ask Congress to move in the right direction on postal legislation.

1. Repeal HR 6407 the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. The Congressional Bill that requires the post office to pre-fund retiree healthcare benefits 75 years in advance. It also defines how a postal facility is to be closed.

2. Speed up our nation’s mail. Return service standards for the mail to standards used before July 2012.

3. Reopen all mail processing plants closed since 2010 and discontinue the practice of closing mail process plants in the future.

4. Expand retail hours at our nation’s post offices. Establish a program to postmark first class mail at all retail facilities.

5. Continue to deliver mail six days a week.

6. Offer new products and services at local post offices retail counters. Maximize the number of rural post offices.

Sign the petition at sign.moveon.org/petitions/save-our-post-office-91

Also read this excellent article, Why the Post Office is Even More Awesome Than You Think It Is

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