The NRLCA-PAC plays a key role in representing our interests on Capitol Hill by supporting key Senators and 1. Members who are friendly to our positions; 2. Legislators who serve on committees with jurisdiction over issues important to NRLCA; 3. Congressional candidates who could support our causes, if elected. The money contributed to NRLCA-PAC aids in each Member's election campaign committee. Campaigns, in turn, use the money to send mass mailings, purchased TV and radio ads, fund "Get Out The Vote" efforts, and support their colleague's campaign efforts. Why Give to PAC? We are often asked “Why should I give to PAC?” The honest and best answer is that the NRLCA-PAC helps make the lives of Rural Letter Carriers better. In the past, PAC contributions successfully aided in the defeat of efforts to restrict collective bargaining, made sure single piece parcels remained in the market dominant category, and scuttled three anti-labor amendments, one of which was a pilot Contract Delivery Services program. It is extremely important as the 112th Congress begins, that we continue to support our PAC. Currently your PAC contributions are being used to stop Contract Delivery Services and maintain 6-day delivery. In addition to their work in stopping CDS and maintaining 6-day mail service, our Government Relations team is also continuing to monitor other issues of importance to NRLCA members such as Government Pension Offset, Windfall Elimination Provision and Premium Conversion. Your PAC contributions will give us the resources that are needed to effectively educate members of Congress on these very important issues. With the map for the entire House of Representatives being redrawn and 33 Senate seats on the table, the next election cycle has already begun. In order to ensure that our voices are heard from now through November of 2012, NRLCA-PAC must begin preparing now. If you are already a PAC member, thank you for your contribution and please keep contributing. If you are not yet a PAC member and would like to be, or would like more information on PAC, please feel free to contact your state PAC Chair.