FreePress: Stamp Out the Rate Hikes

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Via Free Press:

Stamp Out the Rate Hikes, Save Small and Independent Publishers

Postal regulators have accepted a proposal from media giant Time Warner that would stifle small and independent publishers in America. The plan unfairly burdens smaller publishers with higher postage rates while locking in special privileges for bigger media companies.

In establishing the U.S. postal system, the nation’s founders wanted to ensure that a diversity of viewpoints were available to “the whole mass of the people.” Time Warner’s rate increase reverses this egalitarian ideal and threatens the marketplace of ideas on which our democracy depends.

It’s time stand up for independent media. Demand that Congress step in to stop the unfair rate hikes. The deadline for comments to the Postal Service is fast approaching.

Sign the letter below to alert Congress and put the Postal Board of Governors on notice.

You can also grab some sample letters from Act for Change and the Feminist Majority Foundation / Ms. Magazine, and read more on The Nation and Common Dreams.

Finally, grab some swag and spread the word.

Stamp Out the Rate Hike: Stop the Post Office