GCA and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

Partnering in Support of Common Sense Postal Solutions

The GCA works with the U.S.P.S. to protect the citizen mailer and advocates for 6-day mail delivery, affordable rates and a financially- sound postal service.

If you’ve wondered why the rates of stamps are universal throughout the United States, read about the history of postage legislation here.

Changes are coming to the USPS, as the House Oversight Committee approves two bipartisan bills hoping to improve the U.S. Postal Service’s finances. Read more here.

Read an opinion piece from “The Hill” in favor of keeping the pricing system that limits postage increases for the USPS’s captive mailers to the rate of inflation.

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The GCA Supports a 21st Century Postal Service

American Greetings Designers Challenge Themselves to Keep Things Fresh

The writers behind the cards at American Greetings can find loads of inspiration at this time of year. But this doesn’t mean that they don’t need to work at it! Learn about how designers draw ideas from a wide variety of sources, as well as their own lives, to find...

In the News- December 2017

Annual Convention GCA Welcomes U.S. Postmaster General to Annual Convention For the first time in its 76-year history, the U.S. Postmaster General spoke with the GCA membership at its annual Convention. Underscoring the significance of the greeting card industry in...

GCA Teams Up with USPS for First-Ever Holiday Card Campaign

GCA TEAMS UP WITH USPS FOR FIRST-EVER HOLIDAY CARD CAMPAIGN Highlights the Joy and Tradition of Sending/Receiving Holiday Cards WASHINGTON, DC – December 6, 2017 -- The Greeting Card Association (GCA) is joining forces with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on a new,...

Greeting Card Association Names Christy Kaprosy President

GREETING CARD ASSOCIATION NAMES CHRISTY KAPROSY PRESIDENT American Greetings Executive Takes Helm as GCA Continues to Grow Membership, Programs WASHINGTON, DC – November 15, 2017 – The Greeting Card Association (GCA) elected Christy Kaprosy, president, American...

Associated Press Asks: Are Significant Stamp Price Increases in Our Future?

The Washington Post and other news outlets picked up an Associated Press (AP) article on the prospects for reform within USPS.  An analysis conducted by C21, a trade group which includes the GCA, concluded that one solution is to lift the cap on postal rates, which...

In the News – August 2017

Postal Affairs Committee Update Mailing Industry Rallies for Postal Reform: “Romp in the Swamp” by Sarah Moe Meyers Israeli politician and diplomat Abba Eban noted, “Men and nations behave wisely when they have exhausted all other resources.”  Sadly, this is true of...

GCA Members Add Their Voice to Support Postal Reform

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the new Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is beginning to engage with key mailing industry representatives in Washington, D.C. The Postal Affairs Committee looks forward to engaging Mr. Gowdy on reform of the USPS, a...

2017 Fall Meeting Announcement

Dear GCA Members, This fall GCA will be joining the Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA) for their Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. on October 25-28, 2017.  This will be a timely opportunity for GCA members to engage with key decision makers, including senior...

Postmaster General Appeals to President, Board Nominations Needed

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan has made an appeal to the President, requesting that he nominate individuals to serve on the USPS Board of Governors. This issue, the state of the Postal Service, and more are covered in this Linn's Stamp News report written by...

USPS “Informed Delivery” Program to Launch Nationwide in 2017

Want to preview your USPS mail before it arrives? Very soon, customers may be able to do just that. Now being rolled out in selected areas, the USPS "Informed Delivery" program offers a first glance at mail about to hit your mailbox....

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.