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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:

  • Preserving the lowest commercial postage rate in the system—the Within County privilege—for community newspapers for more than 120 years

  • Gaining a new 5 percent discount for Outside County postage for total mailings of under 5,000 copies when a paper has the Within County privilege

  • Making sure a newspaper does not lose the privilege just because a postal carrier’s route wanders outside a county line

  • Gaining an extension for the requirement to shift to a new Intelligent Mail Barcode for automation discounts

  • Preserving next-day or better service standards for periodicals entered at local post offices or mail distribution facilities

Rejection of massive postage increase; it is time to call on Congress to fix the postal service with public funding

Feb 3, 2020

National Newspaper Association has urged the Postal Regulatory Commission to abandon its proposal for postage increases for small newspapers that could add nearly 50% to distribution costs over the next ...

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National Newspaper Association celebrates passage of USPS Fairness Act

Feb 5, 2020

National Newspaper Association today applauded passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the USPS Fairness Act, HR 2382. The bill would reverse a Congressional act of 2006 that imposed a heavy financial ...

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Mail volume to fall 18%, deliveries up 5%

Feb 1, 2020

The Postal Service’s updated five-year plan predicts mail volume will fall 18% during that period, while delivery points will grow by 5%, or 6.9 million. That, in turn, means revenue per delivery ...

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Postal Tips: Electronic paid/requester subscriptions can count as valuable add-ons in certain circumstances

Jan 1, 2020

The ability to count electronic subscriptions on the annual postal Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation, PS Form 3526, has been established since 2012. I have not revisited the subject since ...

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Republicans block HR 2382

Jan 1, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The days before Congress makes big spending decisions are traditionally the most active for NNA’s Congressional Action Team. That is when House and Senate leadership get ...

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National Newspaper Association applauds postal bill

Dec 6, 2019

National Newspaper Association President Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyomimg) Budget, today announced that a postal reform bill supported by NNA has achieved a sufficient number of both Democrats ...

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HR 2382 would remove 100% prefunding requirement enacted in 2006

Dec 1, 2019

Legislation that would relieve the U.S. Postal Service of more than $50 billion in debt is nearing a critical support threshold that could finally reach the House of Representatives floor in the 116th ...

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Postal Q & A: Statements of ownership run in text form? Late?

Dec 1, 2019

These are questions to the NNA postal hotline that may be of interest to all members but with names and titles removed to protect the identity of the location asking. Q: We forgot to file our Statement ...

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National Newspaper Association supports more flexibility in fluctuating salary rules

Nov 22, 2019

National Newspaper Association, representing community newspapers across America, has expressed its approval of a proposal by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide employers with additional tools for ...

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