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

    The Alliance Report – October 18, 2021

    USPS Appropriations Bill: 2nd PRC Review   The Senate Appropriations Committee should soon take up the annual appropriation for the Postal Service.  We have heard of interest among some members of the committee to include language to require the Postal Regulatory Commission to perform a quick second review of USPS rate regulation.    The Alliance […] Read more

  • Aug 24

    Alliance Alert – Stay Denied by Court; No Reasons Given

    21-8-24 Order Denying 2d Stay Motion   August 24, 2021   Alliance Members and Sponsors,   Sorry to report this news.  Our request for a “stay” of the August 29 mailing rate increases allowed under new rules was denied by the U.S. Court of Appeals with a nonsubstantive order providing no reason or analysis.  Please […] Read-More
  • Aug 7

    Alliance Alert – USPS to Slow Down Mail – August 6, 2021

      August 6, 2021   Alliance Members and Sponsors,   Moving ahead to slow down the mail Despite opposition stated by two new Governors, the Postal Service announced at its open meeting today that it will move ahead with its PLAN to lengthen the service standards for almost 40 percent of First Class Mail and […] Read-More
  • Jul 26

    Alliance Alert – Renewed Motion for Stay of Rates

    July 26, 2021 Dear Alliance Members and Sponsors, On Friday evening, we and our allies renewed our request that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit stay, or put a hold on, the postal rate increases scheduled for August 29, 2021.  The stay would be in effect until the court makes its decision […] Read-More
  • Jun 29

    Alliance Alert – Appeal Update – Mailer and USPS Briefs

              June 29, 2021 Alliance Members and Sponsors, Yesterday at the U.S. Court of Appeals, our mailer coalition filed a brief, as did the USPS.  Ironically, in different ways, we both were supporting the PRC. In the mailer brief, we oppose the effort of the USPS to get even more pricing […] Read-More
  • May 13

    Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers Statement

    Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers Statement May 13, 2021 – Representing the interests of nonprofit organizations that rely on USPS mail for over 40 years, we thank the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for moving forward legislation to greatly reduce the agency’s costs for retiree health benefits.  This is an important step forward, and a […] Read-More
  • Mar 23

    Statement on the New USPS Strategic Plan

    Statement on the New USPS Strategic Plan March 23, 2021 – On behalf of the hundreds of nonprofit organizations that use USPS mail to raise funds, distribute publications, build membership, communicate with members, donors, constituents, and lawmakers, we thank the leadership of the U.S. Postal Service for their work on a new strategic plan.  We […] Read-More
  • Dec 18

    Alliance Alert–Alliance Challenges PRC Rules in Court

    December 18, 2020   Today, the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers challenged in court the Postal Regulatory Commission final rules allowing the United States Postal Service to impose large above-CPI price increases on mailers, which we have long believed to be unlawful.   UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT   Alliance […] Read-More
  • Nov 18

    Alliance Alert–PRC Approves USPS Mail Rate Increases for 2021

      November 18, 2020   Alliance Members and Sponsors,   The Postal Regulatory Commission today approved rate increases for Market Dominant Mail classes as proposed by the USPS on October 9.  The new rates will be in effect on January 24, 2021.  As we know, regulatory approval involves checking the price cap calculations, ensuring the […] Read-More
  • Oct 21

    Alliance Alert–Inspector General Report on USPS Operational Changes this Summer

      October 20, 2020 The USPS Office of Inspector General released its anticipated report in response to Congressional questions about the operational changes implemented since Postmaster General DeJoy started in mid-June.  It finds poor leadership, implementation, and communications, but not a deliberate attempt to slow down mail.  An over-eager combination of three major Postmaster General […] Read-More
  • Oct 9

    Alliance Alert–Postal Service Files Rate Increases for January 24, 2021

    October 9, 2020 The Postal Service filed its rate case to increase postage on Market Dominant Mail in Sunday, January 24, 2020.  Below is the announcement by USPS.   U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2021 No Increase in Forever Stamp The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) […] Read-More
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