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November 2, 2012

Tell Congress to save the postal service

The Daily Star

---- — Stop Congress from pushing your postal service off a cliff!

Your postal service is a constitutionally established agency that provides an affordable, accessible and universal government service. 

Your postal service does not rely on tax dollars for its operation. 

Your postal service is under siege by Congress, which is jeopardizing the agency’s continued existence and your access to its products and services. 

Your postal service needs your help now!

Tell your member of Congress to refund the $71 billion in pension overpayments to the postal service. 

Tell your member of Congress to relieve the postal service of the unjustifiable and unsustainable $5.6 billion yearly payment, and replace it with an actuarially sound and equitable method of funding future postal retiree health benefits. 

Tell your member of Congress to ensure that the postal services that you expect and deserve will not be compromised by his or her action. 

Tell your member of Congress that your vote on Tuesday will depend on his or her commitment to your postal service. 

Dorothy Scott Fielder


Fielder is the retired postmaster

of Schenevus and a member

of the National Association of

Postmasters of the United States.