Rep. Brenda Lawrence Introduces World Post Day resolution
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) has introduced a resolution designating October 9 as World Post Day, a day to recognize postal services and the essential role they play in our daily lives.
“As the only Member of Congress with the experience of a full career in the Postal Service; I am passionate about the amazing contributions of all aspects of postal services to this country and the world,” Lawrence said. “Our postal service workers are bound by an oath to faithfully serve the people, perform their duties, protect the mail and support our Constitution. I am pleased to recognize October 9th as World Post Day and celebrate one of the only government agencies that touches each and every American on a daily basis.”
“America’s vibrant U.S. mailing industry employs over 7.5 million people and delivers 47 percent of the world’s total mail volume. World Post Day serves as a momentous occasion to recognize these important elements of our national economy and infrastructure.”
Lawrence is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which has jurisdiction over the U.S. Postal Service. Through that committee, she has been active in bipartisan efforts to stabilize the Postal Service and ensure it can thrive well into the future.
Background: The resolution recognizes October 9 as World Post Day in the United States. World Post Day is celebrated internationally on October 9th to acknowledge the contributions of postal services. It highlights the contributions of the United States Postal Service and mailing sector. The date originally commemorated the Universal Postal Union, which the United States helped establish on October 9, 1874 to promote cooperation between postal services worldwide.
The United States Postal Service, which is central to the $1.4 billion U.S. mailing industry, provides fundamental services to every city and town in the nation, enabling American businesses, delivering crucial goods to individuals, and helping communities in times of need. The Postal Service also employs 508,908 career employees, 130,881 non-career employees, and over 113,000 U.S. veterans.
The bipartisan resolution has 22 original cosponsors. Organizations supporting the resolution include: American Postal Workers Union, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Postal Mail Handlers Union, National Rural Letter Carriers Association, United Postmasters and Managers of America.