Postal increase poses a challenge to paper

Dear Access Press readers and supporters, Access Press, Minnesota’s disability news source, needs your help to continue to provide news […]

Dear Access Press readers and supporters,

Access Press, Minnesota’s disability news source, needs your help to continue to provide news and information throughout Minnesota. Access Press is available on-line, but there are many who still wish to receive a print copy of the paper.

For many years, we have mailed hundreds of newspapers to upper Midwest regional sites and Greater Minnesota, such as Mankato, Marshall, Willmar, and Duluth.

Postage rates have recently increased dramatically and it is becoming almost financially impossible for us to get the paper out to these locations in the same way. We are working hard to seek solutions to this dilemma, but we need help from our readers and friend organizations to make sure that Access Press gets to our all of our readers each month.

If your organization regularly ships items to independent living centers, medical clinics, university libraries and other public places outside the Twin Cities, could you please consider shipping Access Press papers at the same time? Even if you only ship to a few destinations, this would still help us get the news and information that only Access Press offers to those who depend on it.

We are contacting other regional papers through the Minnesota Newspaper Association, but if you know of any other publications that might be willing to share distribution costs or if you know of other leads, we would appreciate hearing this as well. We would also welcome financial contributions to meet this need.

We are committed to our mission as a region-wide news source. Please help us to ensure that Access Press is truly available to our entire community.

If you can help, please contact Tim Benjamin at (651) 644-2133 or access@testing.accesspress.org



Thank you for your help.

Brigid Alseth,  Access Press Board Chair

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