September 14, 2006 — It’s time to finish the job on postal reform. Members of Congress need to hear from you, their constituents, that postal reform is an important issue that needs to be resolved now.
As the 109th Congress draws to a close, we are closer than ever to achieving much-needed legislative reform that will shape the future of the United States Postal Service (USPS) and its rate-paying customers, both for-profit and nonprofit.
Bills have been passed in both chambers. Now all that remains is for Congressional leadership to work out the few remaining details in conference and get a bill to President Bush.
Postal reform is critical to the survival of your business or nonprofit organization and to the ongoing success of America’s economy. In fact, in the United States, an estimated $900 billion in annual economic activity and 9 million jobs depend on a viable US Postal Service.
We need a vote on this important legislation this fall so that the Postal Service can continue to provide the services you need at rates you can afford.
How You Can Help
We are calling on all DMA members to write or call their US Senators and Representatives and urge them to act quickly on postal reform.
Make It Personal
Click here for a helpful sample letter you can use
We have provided additional talking points to help you create a more personalized letter. To access this information, please click here
In addition, you can customize your letters with data relating to “Economic Impact of the Postal Service” in your state. That state information is available by clicking here
You can find the names and contact information for your legislators in our action center by clicking here
Please Send Us Your Letter
DMA wants to help make sure your voice is heard! Send us your letters (on company letterhead) and we will hand-deliver them to the appropriate members of Congress. You can send your letters to us:
** Via e-mail to: Stephanie Hendricks at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please send a PDF file)
** Via Fax to 202-955-0085.
** Via mail or overnight delivery to: Stephanie Hendricks, Direct Marketing Association, 1111 19th Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036-3603.
For Additional Information
** Visit our postal resource center on DMA’s Web site at www.the-dma.org/postal
** Contact Stephanie Hendricks, DMA’s director for public affairs, at 202.861.2407 or email@example.com.
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