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National Newspaper Association members concerned about inaction by Congress to protect the future of mail delivery may find a handy aid for their advocacy in a new video by the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service.  The 21st Century coalition, of which NNA is a member, represents a mailing industry worth more than a $1 trillion, accounting for thousands of American jobs.

Nothing about USPS is simple. It serves 158 million addresses across the U.S. and covers more than 1 billion miles — worth 16 trips to the sun.  But its financial situation has been battered by competition for messages from the Internet. Congress has been urged for more than a decade to pass new laws to give USPS better fiscal footing, but it has not acted on comprehensive legislation since 2006.

The new video tells the story. Take a minute to see it,  and please pass it on.