Advocacy

The Alliance is as strong as its members. And over the past 30 plus years its members have been very strong and effective advocates for the cause of nonprofit mail that is cost-effective. From time-to-time the Alliance leadership will ask Alliance board members, regular members, and sponsors to take specific actions to support an initiative that is critical to the future of nonprofit mail. These can include sending a letter or email to members of Congress, to the Postmaster General and Board of Governors, or to the Postal Regulatory Commission. Alliance Board members also participate in face-to-face meetings with these officials and have on occasion testified before Congress. Whatever the action, Washington officials pay close attention to the voice of nonprofits that perform critically important missions throughout our nation. The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers is known as one of the most effective advocates on the postal community primarily because of its members.

Representation Before the Postal Regulatory Commission: The Alliance is the primary representative of nonprofits mailers in postal rate litigation before the Postal Regulatory Commission. Our success in prior proceedings is well-documented.

Representation on Capitol Hill: The Alliance is a highly-respected advocate that works with Congress, USPS and other agencies to protect nonprofit postal rates.

Representation Before the USPS: As a member of the USPS Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee and other task force groups, the Alliance assists in developing new regulations and methods. Members of the Alliance learn of these developments in advance.

Alerts
  • Alert

    Nonprofit Mailers: Keep Calm and Send Mail

    March 31, 2020 (c) 2020 Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers While this Alliance Report comes with no guarantees, we are very confident that United States Postal Service mail will continue to be very reliable and affordable.  We also strongly believe that the U.S. Government will ensure that its vital national infrastructure Postal Service will continue to […] Read more

  • Mar 27

    Alliance Alert–USPS & Coronavirus 3/27/20

    The House of Representatives passed the $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid bill, previously passed by the Senate, by voice vote, and it now goes to the President for his signature.  The CARES Act includes the following provisions for the United States Postal Service.  The increase in borrowing authority should take care of liquidity concerns in the […] Read-More
  • Mar 23

    Alliance Alert–USPS & Coronavirus 3/23/20

    This is an update on United States Postal Service and coronavirus issues. Mail is safe.  In an updated statement on their Service Alerts page, the USPS has indicated that “there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 is being spread through the mail.”   Service is normal.  Also on the Service Alerts page and consistent with […] Read-More
  • Mar 19

    Alliance Alert–USPS & Coronavirus 3/19/20

    We participated in another call with senior U.S. Postal Service officials today.  Here are our notes from the meeting.  We will continue to update you as the coronavirus crisis evolves. USPS will become much more proactive about communicating. Postmaster General Megan Brennan formed a full time team that includes Steve Monteith as our point of […] Read-More
  • Mar 6

    Alliance Alert–USPS & Coronavirus 3/6/20

    March 6, 2020 Dear Friends of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers: We just had a call with Steve Monteith, VP of marketing at USPS, about coronavirus.  The short version is that the U.S. Postal Service has decided on no significant changes nor identified any service issues at the moment, except for previously announced impacts on […] Read-More
  • Dec 5

    Alliance Alert–PRC Issues New Proposal in Ten-Year Rate Review

    December 5, 2019 The Postal Regulatory Commission this morning announced a new proposal and rulemaking process in its 10-year rate review that started December 6, 2016.  A copy of the press release is attached.  Comments on the proposal are due on February 3 2020, with reply comments due on March 4 2020.  The Alliance will, […] Read-More
  • Sep 17

    Alliance Alert—2020 USPS Price Cap to be 1.9%

    Alliance Alert—2020 USPS Price Cap to be 1.9% With today’s data released by the Postal Regulatory Commission, it is highly likely that the price cap on each class of mail will be 1.9 percent.  We expect the USPS Governors to approve a pricing proposal soon, and to file it at the PRC before October 10. […] Read-More
  • Sep 16

    Alliance Alert–Court Orders Review of 55 Cents Stamp Price

    September 16, 2019 On Friday the 13th of September, before the rise of the full moon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the decision by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to allow a record 10 percent increase in single-piece First Class stamp postage was unlawful and must be reviewed. (We […] Read-More
  • Aug 2

    Alliance Alert–3 USPS Governors, 2 Postal Regulatory Commissioners Confirmed by Senate

    August 2, 2019 Hello, Members, Sponsors, and Friends of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers! What used to be viewed as a fairly routine activity, Senate confirmation of postal appointees, could go down as a turning point in the future of our postal system.  August 1, 2019 will be remembered as the day that three USPS […] Read-More
  • Dec 19

    American Mail Alliance Statement

    American Mail Alliance Statement Relating to the Report of the President’s Task Force on the Postal System Now that the President’s Task Force on the United States Postal System has issued its report, the question naturally arises: Where do we go from here?  As the report makes clear, there is a need for a comprehensive […] Read-More
  • Dec 6

    Task Force Report Released

    Task Force Report Released–Alliance Reaction is Negative   December 6, 2018   This week, the Administration released the long-awaited postal task force report.  It is titled “United States Postal Service: A Sustainable Path Forward Report from the Task Force on the United States Postal System.” Many stakeholders, including unions, package shippers and mailers already have […] Read-More
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