Action Alert: June 24, 2010

We have wonderful news!

Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Bernard Sanders (I-VT) and Whitehouse (D-RI) sent a “Dear Colleague” letter requesting Senate co-sponsors for the Responsible Estate Tax Act, which would create a progressive estate tax with graduated rates. This is a major victory for those us fighting to rebalance the tax system.

We need your timely help:

CONTACT BOTH YOUR SENATORS TODAY: Ask them to co-sponsor the Responsible Estate Tax Action in the Senate. Call the Senate Switchboard at: (202) 224-3121 to be connected to your Senators. Let us know when you’ve made the calls by replying to this email.

Call even if you think your Senator is a “lost cause.” Senators only hear from opponents of the estate tax and rarely hear from supporters. Urge them not to compromise by passing the Lincoln-Kyl version of the estate tax that would gut the law and give multi-millionaires and billionaires additional tax cuts.

SEND A LETTER TO EDITOR: Click here to send a letter to your local newspaper. You can use our letter or personalize it. It will only take a few minutes to help amplify our message.

LEARN MORE: Download our Legislative Fact Sheet and look at the Wealth for the Common Good site for resources and links to Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and United for a Fair Economy estate tax information.

Thanks for your prompt attention.
Chuck, Alison, Bob, Bill, Ann and Scott