City Leaders Continue to Press for E-Fairness
Advocates and congressional staff at a meeting in Joplin, Mo.
NLC continues to work with city leaders in urging Congress to take action in support of e-fairness and closing the online sales tax loophole. Hundreds of city leaders, state municipal leagues, business owners, and other allies have reached out to their U.S. representatives in support of the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA, HR 2775). As many did during the August recess, NLC 1st Vice President Melodee Colbert Kean, councilmember, Joplin, Mo., and local business leaders also met with her congressional delegation to highlight the impact of inaction on their city.
So far, as a result of your efforts, more than 150 House members have been contacted about supporting RTPA. The number of co-sponsors on the bill has multiplied from the original eight to 50. Despite this momentum, more co-sponsors are needed to move the legislation this year.
If you haven't already, please contact your House members and thank them for their support if they are already a co-sponsor, or urge them to cosponsor the bill if they have not. If you would like to send your representative an official letter from your city, you can download sample letter language to use. You can also view a current list of organizations who have endorsed the bill online. Do your part to get e-fairness legislation passed this year.