The GCA continues to be successful in building its partnership with the United States Postal Service. After successfully campaigning for the Forever Stamp in 2007, the GCA has been working closely with the USPS to make it easier to mail square or irregular-shaped envelopes, which are growing in popularity among GCA members. The USPS charges extra postage for these envelopes, as such envelopes do no consistently process through USPS machinery.
In May 2010, GCA efforts culminated in a special First-Day-of-Issue ceremony during the National Stationery Show, when the USPS unveiled the new 64-cent Butterfly stamp. In addition to being available in post offices for purchase, greeting card manufacturers can now print an icon of the Butterfly stamp on their square and irregular-shaped envelopes to easily alert consumers of the need for this stamp or equivalent postage. Publishers are encouraged by the GCA Public Affairs Committee to download the image below for printing on nonmachinable envelopes.
To download the stamp, click here.
CARES Act - Support for Makers
The GCA supports postal reform, not privatization.
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The GCA Supports a 21st Century Postal Service
GCA Postal Affairs Committee
We engage with a variety of advocacy working groups, and have built a powerful coalition, all of whom are staunch supporters of maintaining the USPS as an independent entity, while also working to maintain six day mail delivery and identify cost-saving initiatives that help to maintain service quality and rate stability. We also support the current real price for single piece, First Class Mail.
Interested in serving as a member of this committee? Contact Rafe Morrissey, VP of Postal Affairs.