As many of you know, postal reform has been slow moving in Congress this summer. Accordingly, Printing Industries of America’s Government Affairs team has been busy on Capitol Hill, trying to encourage lawmakers to stop the political messaging and pass H.R. 2309, the Postal Reform Act of 2011.  The Senate has done its part and passed its bill, but postal reform cannot become law until the House acts. A bill is ready to go, but election-year politics are making it very unlikely that the House will bring postal reform legislation to a floor vote this summer. As a result, we have voiced our concerns regarding the disastrous consequences this delay would pose to the printing and graphic communications industry—and to the overall future viability of the U.S. Postal Service.

Now it’s time for you to tell lawmakers to pass postal reform now! The month of August is a crucial time to reach out to lawmakers and staff while they are “back home.” That’s why we’re launching a multi-level August campaign to tell Congress that “Postal Reform = Jobs.” The goal of the campaign is to urge the House to bring H.R. 2309 to a vote as soon as possible when they get back to Washington in September. To help you get involved, we are launching the campaign with the webinar Printing Industry Call to Action: The August Campaign for Postal Reform, on Tuesday, August 7, at 2:00 EST. There is no cost for member companies to participate.

Join us for a brief legislative update and gain access to the August campaign grassroots toolkit. Learn easy, step-by-step tactics to mobilize your employees, customers, and community, to create the groundswell needed to push postal reform over the goal line in 2012.

Don’t let inaction derail the vital need to pass meaningful postal reform. Let your voice be heard and make it count by registering for this important industry webinar. Together, we can urge Congress to pass postal reform now!