Townhall with U.S. Congressman Jim Costa

Townhall with U.S. Congressman Jim Costa

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 Townhall with U.S. Congressman Jim Costa
Co hosted by New America Media and the Madera Coalition for Community Justice

What: A conversation about the most important environmental issues facing the Valley today.

Why: Congressman Jim Costa has served in Congress since 2005 and during that time he has applied his farming background to fighting for Valley water, agriculture, and the economy. Costa will share his vision on natural resources protection and promoting community health and will respond to community concerns around air and water quality and community health.

NAM will announce mini-fellowships to support reporting on key environmental issues for limited ethnic media.

When: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: Madera City Hall Chambers
205 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637

RSVP: Dana Levine
415 503 4170 ext. 116 or

Liz Gonzalez
415 5034170 ext 118



Posted Jun 17 2012

S1789, sponsored by Lieberman, would cut 100,000 jobs with the USPS when we don't need to have more unemployed workers. S1789 would decrease compensation for injured workers and end it for those over 65, when we don't need to take away compensation or lower compensation for injured workers.It would weaken the unions which promote a "living wage" at a time when we don't need to add more people to the "working poor", S1789 would close smaller post offices (some have already closed),and slow mail delivery by closing 200+ distribution centers.
In 2006 Congress voted to have the USPS fund 75 years of retiree health benefits in 10 amounting to 5.5 Billion a year.
Saddled with funding 5.5 Billion a year that had nothing to do with mail delivery, the USPS could no longer have it's revenue =costs as it had done until 2005.
If this bill is passed or HR2309 the USPS will end up virtually privatized with lower wages and benefits for it's workers,a scaled down and overworked workforce, more mail services contracted out, less services for the public including encouragement of curbside service in place of home delivery.

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