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.
As of July 2019, the US Postal service reports that the number of greeting cards sent by the mail has increased two years in a row. Last year alone the total number of cards sent increased by 52 million pieces compared to the previous year. 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.
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.