Know Your Rights, Protect Your Vote!

Early voting begins tomorrow: do you have all the information you need?

By now, most registered voters should have received a sample ballot in the mail. Please keep this sample ballot safe and accessible; it contains very important information on early voting locations, your precinct information, and candidates that will appear on your actual ballot.  In addition to the invaluable information contained on your sample ballot, there are a number of online resources for both newly-registered and veteran voters across the U.S. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions along with links to other resources provided by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Advancement Project, and the Nevada Secretary of State.

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Americans for Tax Fairness Statement of Principles

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Americans for Tax Fairness
Campaign Principles

Americans for Tax Fairness was established to help make the economy work for all — with adequate levels of investment in critical areas that create and sustain jobs and a balanced and equitable approach to decisions on the federal budget challenges we face. This requires raising sufficient revenues with everyone, including corporations, paying their fair share of taxes.

As a member of Americans for Tax Fairness, my organization supports the following principles:

• America needs an economy that grows jobs and works for all. Our nation has urgent needs, including creating sufficient jobs, investing in education and making college affordable, rebuilding our deteriorating infrastructure, shoring up Social Security and Medicare for the long term, reducing poverty and protecting the most vulnerable, and reducing the federal deficit in a balanced way as the economy recovers.

• Everyone must pay their fair share. We need to reform our tax code so it raises adequate revenues to meet critical needs in a fiscally responsible manner — starting with wealthy Americans paying their fair share. This includes ending the Bush tax breaks for the richest 2 percent of Americans.

• Put American jobs first by closing corporate tax loopholes. We also need to eliminate tax breaks and subsidies that allow some corporations to pay very limited amounts of taxes, or avoid paying taxes altogether, while encouraging multinational corporations to ship jobs overseas. Corporations’ share of federal taxes has declined dramatically over the years; therefore, any corporate tax reform should require the corporate sector to contribute more in federal income-tax revenue than it does now, not less.

To include your organization’s name to the endorsing list, please email mginsburg@planaction.org

Make the Economy Work for Everyone!

An Invitation to Join Americans for Tax Fairness

Thirty prominent national organizations recently launched Americans for Tax Fairness – a diverse campaign of national, state and local organizations united in support of a tax system that works for all Americans. It has come together based on the belief that the country needs comprehensive, progressive tax reform that results in greater revenue to meet our growing needs. This starts by ending the Bush-era tax breaks for the richest 2 percent and by making critical investments that create and sustain jobs while taking a balanced approach to addressing America’s fiscal challenges.

We invite you to join this Campaign, and if you have state and local affiliates to invite them to join as well. Membership in ATF is relatively simple

The Campaign is governed by the Steering Committee and a smaller Executive Committee of 10 organizations. ATF strives for consensus decision-making. The Campaign also has four working committees: Communications, Field, Legislative and Research and Policy.

As a member of the Campaign you will receive timely updates on what is happening in Washington on tax issues; get access to grassroots mobilization materials; learn of valuable educational resources from ATF and our coalition partners; and get communications and messaging materials for your media and public education work.

As a member of ATF you are encouraged to join one of the four working committees, attend occasional membership meetings, and participate in Campaign mobilizations.

For information about Americans for Tax Fairness you may visit www.americansfortaxfairness.org or send an email to info@planaction.org