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

    Trump Creates Task Force to Fix the Postal Service–Government Executive

    Trump Creates Task Force to Fix the Postal Service, Though Congress Already Has Its Own Ideas By Eric Katz April 13, 2018 13 Comments RELATED What Trump Is Getting Wrong About the Postal Service and Amazon April 2, 2018 80 Comments Senators Unveil Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill With Fast Track Authority March 23, 2018 22Comments Trump Suggests USPS Cut Retirement, […] Read more

  • Apr 13

    Alert–President Orders USPS Task Force

    April 13, 2018 President Trump Orders Task Force on United States Postal System Last evening, President Trump issued an order forming a task force to evaluate the state of the U.S. Postal Service and make recommendations for changes within 120 days, which would be mid-August. The Press Release is provided below. The Task Force will […] Read-More
  • Mar 22

    New Postal Reform Bill Introduced in Senate

    March 22, 2018 New Postal Reform Bill Introduced in Senate Today, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), joined by bipartisan co-sponsors, Senators Moran, Heitkamp, and McCaskill, introduced a bill to reform the Postal Service. The bill has many similarities to the House bill, but also some important improvements: Attempts to correct underfunding of USPS retirement liabilities. While […] Read-More
  • Mar 1

    Alert–Our Comments on the PRC Rates Proposal

      For Immediate Release Thursday, March 1, 2018 Contact: Mike Czin, mczin@skdknick.com Mail-Industry Leaders File Joint Comment in Opposition to Massive Postal Rate Increases Group Calls Out PRC for Not Having the Power to Re-write Rate-making Provisions or the Right to Implement Massive Price Increases While Ignoring Efficiency, Cost Savings and Rate Stability Washington, D.C. […] Read-More
  • Mar 1

    Alert–American Mail Alliance Opposes PRC Rate Increase Proposal

    February 28, 2018 The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers on Thursday will file its detailed comments on the Postal Regulatory Commissioners’ proposal to raise postage rates as much as 40% over the next 5 years. In addition, many nonprofits already have sent comments to the PRC. Yesterday, we joined the rest of the mailing community in […] Read-More
  • Feb 12

    USPS Delays Move Update Assessment Fees to April

    February 12, 2018 The Postal Service today announced that the new fees it will begin charging mailers for failure to fully comply with Move Update rules will be delayed until April 2018. The fees will be based on “census” measuring of all mailpieces entered. Here is the USPS announcement of the delay and information on […] Read-More
  • Feb 7

    Alliance and Grass-Roots Effort Prevents Major Rate Hit to Nonprofit Mailers

    February 7, 2018 Saves Nonprofit Mailers $61.5 Million per Year Today, the Postal Regulatory Commission issued an extremely important order, agreeing with the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers and over 80 nonprofits that wrote letters. The USPS will not be allowed to change the calculation of the 60 percent ratio between nonprofit and commercial Marketing Mail […] Read-More
  • Jan 3

    Alliance Announces New Volunteer Leadership

    New volunteer leaders follow up a successful decade of service by continuing the Alliance mission to lead the charge defending affordable postage and nonprofit mailers across the nation. Washington, DC (January 3, 2017) – Following the final Board of Directors meeting of 2017, the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers is excited to announce changes in volunteer […] Read-More
  • Dec 1

    Alert–PRC Announces Proposal to Increase Rates Well Above Inflation

    December 1, 2017 The Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, Robert Taub, announced today that the current pricing system is not meeting all of the goals of the 2006 postal law. Therefore, the Commission is proposing to keep the CPI cap but also add several adjustments, all of which definitely or potentially add cost to […] Read-More
  • Nov 30

    Alert–PRC To Start Rulemaking To Change USPS Rates System

    November 30, 2017 Tomorrow at 1 PM EST, the Postal Regulatory Commission will announce a proposed rulemaking to change the current system for setting and regulating USPS Market Dominant mailing postage rates. This comes as the result of 255 days of private deliberation after the PRC received numerous comments from customers, the USPS, its unions, […] Read-More
  • Nov 9

    USPS Mail Prices Approved for January 21, 2018

    November 9, 2017 The Postal Regulatory Commission today issued an Order approving all of the Market Dominant mailing price changes that the Postal Service proposed for implementation on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The PRC Order can be found here. This Order does not include any change to the calculation of the 60 percent ratio of […] Read-More
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