From: John Turnbull <jat123@...
To: NPCA Group Leaders <groupleaders@...
Subject: Fw: Saving Int'l Surface Mail
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 18:38:05 -0600
Hello PC Groupleaders, I hope groupleaders will Fwd this to their
membership, with encouragement to add their names and comments. The
Postal Service has provided us the opportunity to express ourselves
concerning this recent decision, and we shouldn't waste the
opportunity afforded us. Background was sent out earlier by RPCV
Virginia Pulver, and basically has to do with eliminating inexpensive
international surface mail, by which all textbooks and printed
material have traditionally been shipped, in favor of faster air mail
-- at three to four times the cost. The comments that have been
recorded here are inspiring. Click link below. John Turnbull
Santa Fe New Mexico Peace Corps Assoc.
Subject: Saving Int'l Surface Mail
Great news ! Our national petition to the US Postal Service passed
3,000 today. The distinction of no. 3,000 goes to RPCV Betsy Brunstad
(location unknown). Thanks also to our own Christine, Greg, Anne,
Cynthia, Anita, Robin, Erika, Peggy, Karen, Rita, Leah, Emily,
Jennice, Dawn, and many others who can't be identified. It seems that
the women have swept the field on this one.
Replies come from many different people, and from places as diverse as
South Africa, Malawi, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Israel, and
England. Keeping the supply of school textbooks, medical texts, &
cetera coming to schools and hospitals in developing countries is an
The Postal Service examines our petition daily and wants to know what
you think, so if you haven't recorded you name and comment, please
join the team. Click http://www.petitiononline.com/zikomo/petition.html
Thanks again, John Turnbull Santa Fe