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Public Policy/Postal


NNA works daily on postal issues that affect community newspapers. Its goals are to achieve fair rates, efficient service and a level competitive playing field between newspapers and direct mail competitors.

NNA represents community newspapers:

  • On the Postal Service’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee
  • Before the Postal Regulatory Commission
  • With the House Oversight and Government Committee
  • The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee

Some of NNA’s achievements include:

Postal News

NNA commends Postmaster General Jack Potter for holding the line

National Newspaper Association President Cheryl Kaechele, publisher of the Allegan County (MI) News and NNA Postal Committee Chairman Max Heath today commended Postmaster General Jack Potter for his early announcement that 2010 would not deliver higher postal rates.

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NNA honors two distinguished community leaders with the 2009 Amos & McKinney Awards

Robert F. (Bob) Sweeney and Tonda Rush were honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 123rd Annual Convention & Trade Show, where they were presented with the Amos and McKinney Awards respectively.

NNA applauds passage of HR 22, The United States Postal Service Financial Relief Act of 2009

Approval of HR 22 by the House of Representatives, which permits the U.S. Postal Service to pay for retiree health benefits from an existing trust fund, will extend welcome relief to the postal system, National Newspaper Association President John W. Stevenson, publisher of The Randolph Leader, Roanoke, AL, said this week.

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