NALC Legislative and Political Program
It is very important that the NALC have a good legislative and political program. Since we are Federal employees, decisions the congress and senate make can have an effect on us. We need to support candidates that support our issues. Actually the NALC is a non-partisan Union. The NALC has gone on record in support of both Republican and Democrats as long as they support our interests. So what are our interests? Here are the issues which we certainly need letter carrier friendly officials elected to office.
The NALC does not contribute 1 penny of the members dues money to support the candidates. The NALC instead has started a "Gimme 5" campaign. Members of the NALC through payroll deduction, or electronic bank transaction contribute to the Letter Carriers Political Fund(formerly known as COLCPE) and that money is used to help elect candidates. It is very important that you contribute to the Letter Carriers Political Fund so we can support the candidates that support us. There are actually candidates out there that want to privatize the Postal Service and contract out our jobs. Sign up today to stop them.
Why You should contribute to the Letter Carriers Political Fund
Patrick Donahoe just retired as Postmaster General. The Washington Post ran an article by Lisa Rein that highlighted his last speech at the National Press Club. He expressed frustration with the “self-interests” that in his opinion have held up Congressional reform. In that speech Donahoe took his strongest shot at those interests, which he said cannot continue to resist changes he described as inevitable. He accused unions of single-mindedly fighting to preserve jobs and benefits with too little flexibility. [more]
Contribute to the Letter Carriers Political Fund
By making a contribution to the Letter Carrier Political Fund, you are doing so voluntarily with the understanding that your contribution is not a condition of membership in the National Association of Letter Carriers or of employment by the Postal Service, nor is it part of union dues. You have a right to refuse to contribute without any reprisal. The Letter Carrier Political Fund will use the money it receives to contribute to candidates for federal office and undertake other political spending as permitted by law. Your selection shall remain in full force and effect until cancelled. Contributions to the Letter Carrier Political Fund are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Federal law prohibits the Letter Carrier Political Fund from soliciting contributions from individuals who are not NALC members, executive and administrative staff or their families. Any contribution received from such an individual will be refunded to that contributor. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 per calendar year. Any guideline amount is merely a suggestion, and an individual is free to contribute more or less than the guideline suggests and the Union will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount of their contribution or their decision not to contribute.