As digital technologies improve and government budgets shrink, every information provider – from the federal government to private companies – is attempting to save money by forcing Americans to access information electronically.
But consider these facts from the Pew Research Center and U.S. Department of Commerce:
While the Coalition for Paper Options supports the use of technology, we believe that 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.
The Coalition for Paper Options is an alliance of consumer organizations, labor unions, rural advocates, and print communications industry organizations and employees who recognize the need to preserve access to important paper-based information and services for Americans who prefer them or depend on them. Our members include: