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NEW VIDEO: NRLCA Legislative Update

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On March 13, 2024, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congressman Greg Landsman (D-OH) introduced the Protect Our Letter Carriers Act. This bipartisan legislation will provide the necessary resources to protect letter carriers and prosecute criminals to the fullest extent of the law. The legislation will appropriate $1.4 billion over fiscal years 2025-2029 to replace arrow keys with safer electronic versions and install high security collection boxes. The legislation also requires U.S. attorneys to appoint an assistant U.S. attorney to prosecute crimes against postal employees, as well as reviews sentencing guidelines for crimes against postal employees. The NRLCA is proud to endorse this legislation, and thanks Congressman Fitzpatrick and Congressman Landsman for introducing this important bill.

 

Violence and crime against postal workers is not confined to urban areas alone; it impacts our rural communities as well. The NRLCA understands the importance of addressing this issue comprehensively and we are committed to standing in solidarity with our members, as well as with our sisters and brothers in the NALC, to stop the assault on letter carriers nationwide. We urge our members to contact your representative in Congress and ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 7629. Protect Our Letter Carrier rallies are being held in locations throughout the country. Click here for rally photos and a list of upcoming rallies. 

 

Please click here to read the NRLCA’s press release and here to read the Congressional press release with a quote from President Maston. You can read the bill here and click here for the current list of co-sponsors. Click here for a form letter to contact your Senators and Representatives: Protect Our Letter Carriers Act Form Letter word

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