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.

U.S. House approves $50 billion relief bill for 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.

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.

The US Postal service recently reported that the number of greeting cards sent by the mail had increased three years in a row. This uptick comes during a time when mail volumes overall are on the decline, and says a lot about the power of the “mail moment” that greeting cards embody.

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 Public Affairs Committee Chair, Tom Shoaf Announcement of the Enactment of Comprehensive Postal Reform

After fifteen years of intensive effort, I am thrilled to report that the President signed the Postal Service Reform Act into law today.  This is a tremendous accomplishment.  It is said that victory has a thousand parents but defeat is an orphan.  In that vein, it is...

GCA Letter of Support for Postal Service Reform Act

GCA President Amy McAnarney voices GCA support for the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076) in this letter to Reps. Maloney and Comer. Dear Chairwoman Maloney and Ranking Member Comer, On behalf of the Greeting Card Association (GCA), I am writing to offer strong...

Letter to the Wall Street Journal Assesses Postal Funding Issue

With increased scrutiny towards the United States Postal Service's finances and operations, this opinion piece and overview via the Wall Street Journal is timely. Additionally, the USPS Office of Inspector General concluded that lowering service standards failed to...

USPS Announcement for 2020 Postal Rates

On October 9, 2019, The United States Postal Service (USPS) filed new rates for 2020 with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The USPS elected to keep the rate for the Forever Stamp at 55 cents and the rate for an additional ounce at 15 cents meaning that the cost...

GCA Says “Thanks, Millennials!” For The 44 Million Increase In Cards Sent Over The Last Year

"Thank you, Millennials" was one of the overall positive messages expressed during the GCA's recent "Oceans of Opportunity" Workshop and Retreat in Naples, Florida. The last year, according to the research findings from the United States Postal Service, has seen an...

A Trade Update

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) has been engaged in opposing expansion of the list of products imported from China subject to proposed tariffs to include greeting cards including testimony by GCA President, George White to the United States Trade Representative...

GCA Makes Strong Plea For Greeting Cards To Be Excluded From The 25% Tariff List

GCA President and president of Up With Paper, George White, was granted the opportunity to speak at the US Trade Commission along with Sarah Moe Meyers, Hallmark’s federal affairs manager, in an effort to protect, not just the American greeting card market but those...

GCA Teams Up w/USPS; Debuts New Postmark for Thinking of You Week

GREETING CARD ASSOCIATION TEAMS UP WITH U.S. POSTAL SERVICE New “Mail a Smile” Postmark Kicks Off September 1 Washington, D.C. – August 30, 2018 – The Greeting Card Association (GCA) is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to deliver smiles throughout...

A Memo to the GCA Membership regarding the Administration’s Plan to Privatize the Postal Service

To: The GCA Membership From: Sarah Moe Meyers, GCA Postal Affairs Committee Chair Date: July 6, 2018 Re: Administration Proposal to Privatize Unites States Postal Service Recently the administration released a proposal for a far-reaching reorganization of...

Rather than Privatization, the GCA Strongly Supports Enactment of Pending Postal Financial Stabilization Legislation

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) urges the administration to reconsider its recommendation for privatizing the United States Postal Service (USPS). Privatization is antithetical to the Constitutional legacy and statutory mission of the USPS to bind the nation...

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.