PAC  Co-Chairs  
 Ashley Baker
Kyla Spencer

 


It's Time to Stand Up!
New legislation was just been introduced May 2, 2019, titled Federal Retirement Fairness Act, commonly called the Buy Back. It is bill H.R. 2478 and states in part "to provide that civilian service in a temporary position after December 31, 1988, may be creditable service", under Sec 2.b. it further states "including temporary employees of the USPS".
Also introduced on April 29, 2019,was the USPS Fairness Act, H.R. 2382 which states in part "to repeal the requirement that the USPS prepay future retirement benefits". 
I know I am always asking you to call or write your Congressmen, and I understand that writing is not always the easiest thing for everyone.  Right now on the nrlca.org website there are four letters that have been written for you and all you have to do is put in your Representative's  name and put in your own name, print them off, and mail them.  Under the Legislative tab, click on Grassroots Contact Congress, then click on the H.R. 2478, H.R. 2382, H. Res. 54 and the H. Res. 33 letter to bring up the document.  There is information given on that page for getting the contact information for your particular Representative or you can go to kyrlca.org, click on State Officers, then Appointed, then click on PAC and the address information is listed there.  It is always recommended that you use the local address.
Updates on other legislation as of May 10, 2019:
On March 7, 2019 the Senate introduced a bill, S. Res. 99, to stop privatization of the USPS.  It currently has 38 cosponsors with 7 of them being Republicans.  It takes 51 to reach the majority.
The House version, H Res. 33, to stop privatization currently has 236 cosponsors.  To reach a majority in the House it takes 218.
Other legislation in the House that has already reached a majority is H. Res. 54, to continue 6-day mail delivery, it has 233 cosponsors.
H. Res. 60, to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012, has 150 cosponsors and H. Res. 23 to continue door delivery has 183 cosponsors.
Keep in mind that all this legislation had to be reintroduced to the 116th Congress which was called into session on January 3, 2019.  Unfortunately out of the 2 Senators and 6 Representatives that Kentucky has sent to Congress only one has cosponsored any of the legislation that benefits Rural Carriers.  That is Representative John Yarmuth of District 3.  If he is your Representative, please thank him.  If he isn't your Representative, we need to write, call, or visit and let them know we need their support.  If you have a spouse, grown children, brothers or sisters, mothers or fathers, friends, please have them write or call as well.  It's time the Rural Carriers across the state stand up and demand our Congressional leaders stand up for the Rural Carriers across the state.
President Jane Virgin and Vice President Margie McDaniel will be attending the Annual Legislative Seminar in Washington D.C. from May 18-22, 2019.  We will be visiting our Congressmen and/or their Postal Issues staff member on May 21st.  Now is the perfect opportunity to work together to raise our voices so that WE WILL BE HEARD in Washington.

                                 Kentucky Senators
Mitch McConnell
601 W. Broadway                                                      171 Corporate Drive
Room 630                                                                        Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202                                                 Lexington, KY  40503
Phone:  502-582-6304                                            Phone:  859-2224-8286

Rand Paul
1029 State Street                                                      167 Russell Senate Office Building                
Bowling Green, KY                                                    Washington, DC  20510
Phone:  270-782-8303                                           Phone:  502-224-4343
                                 Kentucky Congressmen
District 1 - James Comer
300 S 3rd Street                                                        200 North Main St, Suite F
Paducah, KY  42003                                               Tompkinsville, KY  42167
Phone:  270-408-1865                                         Phone:  270-487-9509

District 2 - Brett Guthrie
996 Wilkinson Trace, Suite B2                        411 W. Lincoln Trail Boulevard
Bowling Green, KY  42103                                Radcliff, KY  40160
Phone:  270-842-9896

District 3 - John Yarmuth
7219 Dixie Hwy                                                        600 Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Suit 216
Louisville, KY  40258                                              Louisville, KY  40202
Phone:  502-933-5863                                          Phone:  502-582-5129

District 4 - Thomas Massie
108 W. Jefferson St                                                   1700 Greenup Ave, Suite 505
LaGrange, KY  40031                                                Ashland, KY  41101
Phone:  502-265-9119                                            Phone:  606-324-9898

District 5 - Hal Rogers
551 Clifty Street                                                         100 Resource Ct., Suite A
Somerset, KY  42503                                                Prestonsburg, KY  41653
Phone:  800-632-8588                                            Phone:  606-886-0844

District 6 - Andy Barr
2709 Old Rosebud Road                                        1427 Longworth House Office Building
Lexington, KY 40509                                                Washington DC 20515
Phone:  859-219-1366                                            Phone:  202-225-4706