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Local postal worker delivers message to congressman

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Cliff Cox, Webster

Cliff Cox, a postal worker from Ocoee, visited the Nation’s Capital and U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Winter Garden) May 21 on behalf of rural letter carriers.Cox met with Webster concerning the importance of rural delivery in the Congressman’s District 10 and for the state of Florida.

As part of the Florida Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, Cox and other members met with Florida’s congressional delegation to encourage protection of rural carrier delivery in Florida and throughout the country.

“It was both an honor and a privilege to visit Congressman Webster in Washington, and sit to discuss postal issues,” Cox said. “We had a great conversation about the importance of six-day mail delivery, the need for the Postal Service to be allowed to expand services like non-banking services, and the need to relieve the USPS of the unfair health care prefunding mandate.”

He added, “As a rural letter carrier associate, my job is one of the 100,000 jobs in jeopardy if the Postal Service were permitted to move to five-day delivery. Working in Windermere, I know firsthand that package delivery is on the rise and that carriers work long into the dark even now, as postal partnerships such as Amazon Prime expand to seven-day delivery. Our customers ship thousands of packages per week and depend on e-commerce six days a week. The Congressman understands these facts, and I came away from our meeting confident that he will defend rural delivery for the citizens of Central Florida.”

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