Consumers for Paper Options is organized by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA) to bring together industry, non-profits and consumers. We work to address the transition to Internet-only resources at the exclusion of millions of citizens who still need paper-based options.
Despite good intentions, the transition to Internet-only information and services threatens to disenfranchise millions of Americans—from low-income individuals and senior citizens to the 33 percent of citizens who don’t have internet access, or those who prefer personal transactions to divulging information online.
Our mission is to preserve access to important paper-based information and services for Americans who need or want them. There’s no need to turn back the clock on technology, but the government and private sector should promote digital services and information without discriminating against citizens who want or need more traditional access.
By giving Americans a choice, we can bridge the digital divide and save millions of dollars—without shifting cost burdens to citizens who can least afford them.