2013 Legislative Agenda : Getting Things Done
Another advocacy group is looking to protect senior citizens and the 30 percent of Americans who do not have online access by forming the Consumers for Paper Options. It is seeking to address the problem of government agencies resorting to a paperless environment, which leaves those without electronic access out in the cold when it comes to Social Security checks, tax forms and the like.
"This group was formed to look at legislation that would urge the federal government to have a more rational, options-oriented way for citizens to get government information," Lyons notes. "We'd like to see it expanded to the business community.
"Going paperless just because it's easier for the agency that's handling it doesn't necessarily mean it's better for consumers and citizens. It's a choice issue; even if you have plenty of high-speed Internet access, you may still wish to receive things in paper form. Why should that choice be taken away from you?" PI