District-2 Report

RITA WILDER
972-805-6798 - ritawilder05@gmail.com

1st Quarter 2017

I would like to let the members of District 2 know how much I value each member.  Without the members of District 2 I would not be writing this District 2 Report.  This year started off with so many planned activities for the TSALC.   In January, the State Board welcomes President?s from the various branches to Eagle Pass for the Committee of President Meeting.  At this meeting name of delegates was drawn to fill various committee positions at the convention.  It will be a pleasure to have members of District 2 to serve as a committee member. While at the Committee of President meeting, the President?s got a chance to tour the convention center prior to the convention.  Everyone agreed that lack of space will not be an issue.  There will be plenty of room for seating along with any function or activities planned by the TSALC Board.

In February the TSALC Board went to Washington, DC on aLegislation trip from February 26- March 2, 2017.  A number of Congressional District Liaison?s (CDL), President?s from various branches and letter carriers were in attendance. I would like to thank Kimetra Lewis, President of Dallas Branch 132 and Bobbie Taylor a member of the executive board for making this trip to Washington, DC. 

The Representatives that serve the members of District 2 were visited by state officers, CDL?s, branch presidents and constituents.  Meetings were schedule with Congressman Louie Gohmert (District 1), Congressman Jeb Hensarling (District 5), Congressman Kenny Marchant (District 24), Congressman Michael Burgess (District 26), Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (District 30) and Congressman Pete Session (District 32).

At each of the meeting we meet with The Legislative Assistant?s. Congressman Session took time out to meet with us. At each the meeting  we discussed the following House Resolutions: HR 15 - 6 Day Delivery, HR 31 - Delivery Standards and our main focus was on HR - 28 Door to Door Delivery. We informed them the importance of signing on as co-sponsor to not only HR-28 Door to Door Delivery but express the need for co-sponsors for the remaining House Resolutions. Everyone asked about House Bill 756 Postal Reform which was not a part of our focus during the meetings.

Congressman Session provided a lot of input on each of the House Resolutions. At the end of our meeting he had a staff member to take pictures of everyone present. Congressman Session sent out two copies of the pictures that were taken to everyone that were present.   I invited Congressman Pete Session to attend the District 2 Meeting which will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Louis Davis CDL to Congressman Pete Session became ill and was hospitalized during this Legislative trip. Brother Davis was still hospitalized when we departed Washington, DC.  I am asking the members of District 2 to keep Brother Davis in your prayers and pray for his speedy recovery.

I have included the Representatives and their Congressional district in this article. It is very important that you contact you Representative and encourage them to sign on as a co-sponsor to the various House Resolutions. Just a reminder about the District 2 Meeting

Date:   Sunday, April 30, 2017

Place:  LaQuinta Inn and Suites 1220 N. Central Expressway Allen, TX 75013

Time:   9:00am - 2:30pm

We will have a Representative from Kathy Baldwin our National Business Agent office along with other guest speakers. I hope to see you at the District 2 Meeting and the State Convention June 14 - 16, 2017 in Eagle Pass.

If I can be of assistance in any way please give me a call.

In Solidarity,

 

Rita Wilder

District 2 Board Member

972-805-6798