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Verle Craven

I regret to inform everyone that our friend and brother, Verle Craven, has submitted his resignation as CSALC Secretary due to health concerns. Verle has effectively represented his fellow letter carriers since 1970. He has also served with distinction on the CSALC Executive Board for the past fifteen years, first as a District Officer, and then as your State Secretary. I personally will miss his quiet but wise counsel and his wry sense of humor. Please join me in wishing nothing but the best for Verle and his wife Lisa.

I am appointing CSALC Chairman of the Board and State District 7 Officer Mark Lesch as CSALC Secretary to fill the vacancy left by Verle's departure. Mark's unmatched competence has been shaped by his 30 plus years as Secretary of Branch 1439. I feel that he is the perfect fit for his new position.

I am also appointing Corrinna Salas, from Branch 411, to fill the now vacant State District 7 Officer position. Corrinna's impressive combination of talent, enthusiasm, and dedication will help to strengthen your State Executive Board and make it even more responsive to the legislative needs and concerns of California letter carriers. Welcome aboard Corrinna!

In unionism,
Harold Kelso
President
California State Association of Letter Carriers

Legislative Update January 17, 2019

Now that the 116th Congress is in session a number of resolutions and bills concerning letter carriers and the US Postal Service have been introduced. These resolutions match those introduced and supported by a bipartisan majority in the previous Congress. A current listing of these resolutions and bills includes:

H.Res.23 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.

H.Res.33 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should take all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization.

H.Res.54 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.

In addition, there are two bills dealing with Vote By Mail. H.R.92 - Vote By Mail Act of 2019 and H.R.138 - Universal Right to Vote by Mail Act of 2019.

In California, we have a record number of new Congresspeople. If your representative is new do a little research about him or her, then reach out to ask for support of our resolutions and bills. If your representative is a returning member, find out what their support was in the previous session of Congress and ask them to cosponsor these resolutions and bills once again.