The U.S. government recently imposed a new tax on newsprint, which increases the cost of the paper used to produce each day’s printed product.

The News Media Alliance and the Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP) Coalition believe that these tariffs are counterproductive, hurting newspaper readers, workers and local communities. Visit their website to learn more about the negative consequences of the recent tariffs imposed on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper, which includes the newsprint used by newspapers, at stopnewsprinttariffs.org.

These tariffs, set by the Department of Commerce, can run up to 32 percent combined, and newspapers are already feeling the pain of the added costs and disruptions in supply.

Reading the newspaper is an important way to stay informed as a citizen and member of our community. Tell your representatives in Congress to stop the tariffs on newsprint. Please help us protect your right to read the news.