March 13, 2013

Consumers for Paper Options supports protect paper option

The Consumers for Paper Options, a coalition advocating for the right to paper-based communications, is backing  the new Congressional resolution to protect access to paper-based options for government services and information.  Reps. Sean Duffy and Mike Michaud introduced the resolution which seeks to reverse recent federal initiatives to completely eliminate paper-based information and allow for a choice between paper or electronic-only.

Millions of Americans do not have online access and with the push to go “paperless” in order to cut costs, important government information and services will not be available for many citizens.  “Federal efforts to eliminate paper-based services and information are disenfranchising millions of Americans, including senior citizens, lower income Americans and those who are concerned about cyber-threats,” said John Runyan, executive director of Consumers for Paper Options.

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