The next meeting of the St. Paul Area Local Retirees Chapter will be held on January 15, 2020 at 11 AM at the St. Paul, MN Area Local’s office, 2261 Waters Dr., Mendota Heights, MN 55120.

 

The $50.00 drawing at the September meeting was won by Scott Rodriquez. The drawing is held at each meeting. You must be present to win.

 

As the end of 2019 approaches, I am wondering where we will be at this time in 2020. Will the Postal Service survive under the attacks by the current administration? Will the new Postmaster General be a friend of privatization or will he/she support universal service as established by our founding fathers? We must let our congressional representatives know that their continued support of the postal service is paramount to the survival of this vital service.

 

Will the man currently occupying the White House be re-elected? Who will be the nominee for the Democratic Party? Will that person be someone who can get past the electoral college votes? Are you registered to vote? You can register at the polls in most states. You just need a valid ID. VOTE!!!!! Your way of life depends on it.

 

To repeat my plea in every article….PLEASE ….call your congressional representatives!!!!! The Capitol switchboard number is 202-224-3121. Tell them to leave the postal service alone, leave Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and our veterans alone too.

 

Ask your family members and friends to call also. Without the support of our representatives, the survival of the Postal Service as well as our retirement benefits, and even our way of life is in jeopardy.  Hold them responsible for their decisions.  It only takes a minute.

 

As always, you may contact me via my Email address lreed6112@aol.com. You can also call the union office at 651-778-1637 or visit the Local’s website at stpaulapwu.org . The union office is allowed to give out my home phone number. I welcome your contacts.

 

I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. We’ll do a little business and finish off with food. It really is fun to catch up on what our retiree friends are doing

 

Lola Reed Langford,

Chapter President