You don't have to come all the way to Washington to be an effective advocate. This summer, stand up for your city and lobby your members of Congress during their August recess.
Before Congress left for its August recess, Congress made strides on two of NLC's top advocacy priorities. Members of the Senate introduced S. 2609, the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act, which would combine the Marketplace Fairness Act with a ten-year extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act. Congress also passed a short-term transportation bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent and transportation projects moving.
However, Congress still has work to do. That's why NLC is asking city leaders to contact their federal legislators during the August recess. We need city leaders to ask senators to pass the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act, and to ask all members of Congress to continue working for a long-term transportation solution.
Advocacy during August recess can be as simple as making a phone call, or as involved as inviting your members of Congress and local media to tour local businesses or projects in your community.
Whether you plan to visit your local district office or make a quick phone call, check out NLC's online transportation and marketplace fairness resources for talking points, sample letters, tips on hosting members of Congress for site visits, and more. No matter what form your advocacy takes, be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about it, and share photos, stories, and feedback.