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.

The GCA supports postal reform, not privatization.

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The GCA Supports a 21st Century Postal Service

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...

Greeting Card Association Applauds Postal Service Reform Act–

Urges Congress to Support Comprehensive Plan to Improve this Key Driver of Nation’s Economy Statement by Peter Doherty, Executive Director, Greeting Card Association Washington, DC -- March 26, 2018 -- “The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018 will provide a way forward...

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 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.