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National Grange commits to support USPS in Reforms
The National Grange created policy supporting United States Postal Service reforms during its 145th Annual Convention earlier this month, stressing the need for USPS service in rural areas.
By: Amanda Leigh Brozana, National Grange
"We have a universal responsibility to provide universal service to every American citizen, and we want to continue doing that in the most cost-effective way," Welch said. "Like the Grange, we've been around for a long time and, with the help of these legislative changes and our continued commitment internally, we look forward to continuing to serve your needs no matter what they are and no matter where they are for another 200 years."
National Grange Legislative Director Nicole Palya Wood responded to Welch's comments by highlighting the National Grange's role early on in the battle for Rural Free Delivery and recognized that the preservation of the U.S. Postal Service is a top priority.
"The National Grange is committed to working with and advocating for the USPS as they pursue legislative reforms to become more financially autonomous and competitive in an evolving marketplace,"
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Established in 1867, The National Grange, a nonpartisan, nonprofit fraternal organization, is the oldest agricultural and rural community service organization. With more than 2,200 local chapters, the Grange has evolved into the nation's leading rural advocacy organization and a major benefactor to local communities. There are more than 160,000 members across the United States. For more information on the National Grange, visit our website at www.nationalgrange.org.