President's 2017 4th. Quarter Report
Let me start off by wishing everyone a very blessed Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! 2017 is behind us and here comes 2018. Challenges and opportunities await us in this 115th Congress.
Mid-term elections will be soon upon us. Are you aware of who is running in your district? I’m sure you are. Ask these candidates about their views of the postal service and maintaining 6 day deliver, door-to-door delivery, and returning the delivery standards to 2012. Let’s inform them as well as get their views.
Remember, we (letter carriers) support those that support us! I have traveled across this great state and other places representing letter carriers. Most recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with President Rolando, Vice President Renfroe, Eddie Morgan, John Beaumont, and 14 other state chairs. Collectively putting a plan together that will bring Texas to the forefront of the battle of the midterms.
Primary congressional elections will be held on March 6, 2018. You must be registered to vote 30 days prior to Election Day. If there is any doubt, fill out another voter registration card.
It will not be easy but, will you help every vote counts. Look at the Virginia State House race, it was tied after a three judge panel certified that election and the winner was selected by drawing a name out of a hat. Still think your vote does not matter?
All races, local, county, state, and federal, are important. Attend a branch meeting, there you will be informed of what is happening in the branch as well as the legislative arena.
Remember that YOUR dues money is not spent to support any candidate. We have the Letter Carrier Political Fund for that very purpose and we would love for you join us on the
“Gimme 5” campaign. We’re asking for you to contribute $5.00 per pay period. Do you think that $ 0.35 cents is too much to ask for? Look at it this way, you have insurance for your car, house, health, and life, why not “job insurance”?
The LCPF benefits us all and helps support those that support letter carriers.
The Texas State Association is ramping up our efforts to sign you up for the PAC. Call any of your state board members and they will assist you in signing up.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Denton for the NBA’s Region 10 Spring Training in Denton on February 18-19, 2018. Come learn about being a Letter Carrier Congressional Liaison as well as other great training put on by our Business Agent, Kathy Baldwin!
There will be in-depth training at all six of the district board meetings, please look at the dates to remember on our website TSALC.net and look for mail outs from the Texas State Association.
Thank You and God Bless,
Carlos Rodriguez Jr.
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