District 5 Report

4th. Quarter Report

December 27, 2017

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

First I would like to wish all the members of District 5 a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

On December 16, 2017 I attended the Laredo Br. 354 Christmas party where Region 10 Administrative Assistant Mr. Javier Bernal was invited and sworn in the New Officers for 2018.

2018 is the year where carriers need to be in the alert mode. Congress before departing for the Holidays were able to pass a funding bill (H.R.1370) to avoid a government shutdown which will keep the government open to January 19, 2018. 

Democrats in the Senate have 23 seats up for election in 2018, alongside with two Independent s

and Republicans have eight seats up for election.

John Beaumont is the NALC National Legislative and Political Organizer who can help all the branches with our Letter Carrier Political Fund.  If the branch President does not have the listings of all the contributors to the PAC fund call John Beaumont (202) 340-5145 and he will give you a listing which will be a big help to all branches.

We must continue registering people to vote and getting out the vote is a MUST to the letter carriers. We need to vote for those candidates that will support our issues, we have to encourage those people who are register to vote to go and vote.  We have to convince them that their vote does count. 

For information about House resolutions go into the NALC app.,  government affairs,  bill tracker and you be able to see the 3 HRES 15,28, 31 need your support.

 We have to pass the word around to family, friends and people to go out and vote.   Voting matters make the call.

To all Br. Presidents of District 5 can you email your telephone number and let me know when you all have your monthly meeting so I can attend one of your meetings. 

To all Br. Presidents of District 5 and LCCL mark your calendar April 7, 2018 it’s when we are having our District 5 meeting make plans to attend.


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