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Public Policy

 

The National Newspaper Association’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance American’s community newspapers. 

NNA needs the support of every community newspaper in order to work closely with policy officials to create a legal and regulatory environment conducive to the growth of community newspapers. 

 

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.

 

Public notice

Public notices in newspapers are part of the three-legged stool of government accountability. Public notices help to inform the public on activities by the government and other public entities. Public notices have been included in newspapers from the beginning of the Republic. Now they are also on many newspapers’ websites.


Join the Congressional Action Team

The Congressional Action Team (CAT) is NNA's grassroots team composed of newspaper publishers from across the country who volunteer to contact their Senators and Representatives when legislation affecting community newspapers is introduced or when legislative activity is necessary. CAT members are asked to simply call their members of Congress or write a letter to express their concerns on behalf of community newspapers. All newspaper publishers who are members of the National Newspaper Association may join.

 
 
 

 

 

 

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House leaders introduce appropriation to help US Postal Service 

May 27, 2020

Reps Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee; and Gerald Connolly, D-Virginia, chair of the Government Operations Subcommittee, said they believed the coronavirus ...

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There is no good reason to allow USPS to falter

Apr 14, 2020

Hold Congress accountable, newspaper people! There is no good reason to allow USPS to falter.

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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 applauds progress on Fallen Journalists Memorial

Jan 16, 2020

National Newspaper Association President Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, today recognized the work of the House Natural Resources Committee for approving the first stages of work ...

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Congressional Action Team Virtual Summit

Jan 15, 2020

About the program: The Congressional Action Team (Tonda Rush — NNA General Counsel & Director, Public Policy — and Matt Paxton — NNA Postal Committee ...

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NNA ISSUE BRIEF: Broadband gaps grow during COVID-19 pandemic

Aug 5, 2020

"Now, with people working at home and lacking access to libraries and restaurants, internet access is a growing problem,” Adelman said.

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NNA joins 180 small business groups urging deductibility of Paycheck Protection business expenses

Aug 5, 2020

National Newspaper Association joined the Parity for Main Street Employers coalition supporting relief from the Treasury Department’s intention to impose taxes on payroll, rent, mortgage interest ...

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Sustainability act aims to keep journalism alive

Jul 29, 2020

“Local Journalism is a bedrock pillar of communities across the United States," Kirkpatrick said at the introduction of the bill. "Unfortunately, journalistic endeavors throughout the country ...

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ISSUE BRIEF: Local Journalism Sustainability Act, HR 7640

Jul 20, 2020

ALL our influence comes from your willingness to take a minute to call or write your member of Congress.

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