no country in the world has the principle of association
been more successfully used, or applied to a greater
multitude of objects, than in America."
Alexis de Tocqueville
colloquy in all our work. We work wih professional
communicators, journalists, management associations
and organizations concerned about better communications.
is on public affairs, sound management and problem
- There are 135,000 associations in the United States.
- 9 out of 10 adult Americans belong to at least
one association, and 1 out of 4 belongs to at least
- U.S Associations comprise 206 million memberships
- 95 percent of associations offer educational programs
- More than 95 national, regional or local associations
offer a media competition as a tool for improving
public awareness of their issues and concerns.
- Many other foundations, universities and private
groups also use media competitions to get the word
- 75 percent provide lobbying or government relations
- 79 percent offer public information or education
- Most associations are small, local, state or regional
or represent niche markets within their industries
Fair Postal Policy, the First Amendment and Strong Newspapers!
clients with concerns about affordable mail service,
timely delivery and fair competition. It works with
National Newspaper Association on laws and policies
for delivery of community newspapers to readers across
in a strong US Postal Service that provides universal
service to all areas of America.
and its clients have successfully maintained preferred
postage rates for small newspapers intended to permit
them to purchase only the delivery parts of the service
that they need. Currently, it is engaged in a campaign
to guarantee that USPS does not use its monopoly status
and government privileges to favor large direct mail
companies over local newspapers.
a critical pillar of transparency in government is public
notices, required of governments and third parties that
exercise public powers. Public notices should be published
in newspapers, where they will be noticed, and not diverted
to obscure and often inaccessible government websites.