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

    USPS Financial Results for April

    May 26, 2020 Large Bailout Not Needed For weeks since the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Postal Service has been asking Congress for a bailout.  After receiving much less than it asked for in the CARES Act of March 27, $10 billion in new borrowing authority, USPS asked for much more. The […] Read more

  • May 18

    Alliance Alert — USPS & Coronavirus 5/18/20

    May 18, 2020 Dear Members & Sponsors of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers: Hello, everyone!  We hope you are doing well! As you know the Postal Service has been updating us with its weekly volume changes since the pandemic started having a major impact.  The latest week shows total mail volume down 29 percent, and […] Read-More
  • May 11

    Alliance Alert–USPS & Coronavirus, 5/11/20

    May 11, 2020 Dear Members & Sponsors of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers: Hello, everyone!  We hope you are doing well! Volume getting better Today, the Postal Service gave us the volume change numbers for last week versus the same week last year: Mail                                  -32.6% Packages                         +64% Single Piece First Class   -9% Presort First Class      […] Read-More
  • May 7

    Joint Letter to Congress

    May 7, 2020 The Honorable Ron Johnson                                                             The Honorable Gary Peters Chairman                                                                                             Ranking Member Homeland Security and                                                                      Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee                                                     Governmental Affairs Committee U.S. Senate                                                                                          U.S. Senate Washington, DC  20210                                                                    Washington, DC  20210   The Honorable Carolyn Maloney                                                     The Honorable Jim Jordan Chairwoman                                                                                        […] Read-More
  • May 5

    Alliance Alert–USPS Governor David C. Williams Resigns

    May 5, 2020   Dear Members & Sponsors of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers: The U.S. Postal Service announced in an 8-K filing dated yesterday that Governor David C. Williams resigned on April 30, 2020.  The filing simply said: Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory […] Read-More
  • Apr 30

    Alliance Alert — Letter to Hill

    The Honorable Nancy Pelosi                                                  The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Speaker                                                                                        Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives                                                U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC  20215                                                            Washington, DC  20215   The Honorable Mitch McConnell                                            The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader                                                                          Minority Leader U.S. Senate                                                                                   U.S. Senate Washington, DC  20210                                 […] 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
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