U.S. Postal workers present Congressman Ralph Hall's staff with over 1300 signatures in support of House Bill - #1351,
that would keep the U.S. Postal Service viable and profitable.
Postal Workers and Supporters Petition
Congressman Ralph Hall
by: Bobby McDonald
In excess of 100 supporters gathered at the Sulphur Springs office of Congressman Ralph Hall, on Tuesday afternoon, at 4:00 p.m. to encourage him to support HB-1351, that would keep the U.S. Postal Service competitive and viable. The group presented Hall's staff with over 1300 signatures that they had gathered, encouraging him to work with keeping the institution in business in this country. The campaign title "Save America's Postal Service" stresses the fact that the institution is still a vital part of individual and business services in this nation and is not operating in "the red."
"We just need this support from the U.S. Congress," expressed spokesmen for the group. "We have a place in the marketplace with our services, but just need the support from congress to do our job!"
Tuesday afternoon's group included retired postal workers from the Sulphur Springs area, area business representatives, and individuals who rely on the Postal Service for a number of services that cannot be provided by anyone else. "We want the Postal Service to stay in business and continue to provide the services that only they can provide," expressed several of the petitioners. "This is an institution that began with the birth of our nation and needs our support now!"
Local postal workers advised that individuals could make a difference by writing their Congressmen and letting their wishes be known, in the next few weeks, so that lawmakers would know the feeling of their constituents.