This is a call for help-right now.
The deadline for comments on the Postal Regulatory Commission proposal that would be disastrous to the nonprofit sector is this Thursday, March 1. NCDC, Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, ADRFCO, and our other partners in the nonprofit sector have mounted major opposition to the proposal, which could increase postage rates several times the rate of inflation, reaching an estimated 7 percent a year, or 40 percent compounded for five years.
Please send a letter to the Commission asking them to reconsider this proposal, and mail it no later than Wednesday, February 28. Download a sample letter here to get you started.
Letters from nonprofits to the PRC really do work. Our recent major victory in the proposed accounting change in calculating our preferred rates was largely carried on a wave of letters from nonprofits.
Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF
P.S. Imagine what a 40% postal increase would do to your budget and mission. Don’t forget to mail your letter by Wednesday!