Dear Industry Member:
Thanks to ACMA industry action, yesterday, four senators sent this letter to leadership, which largely echoes ACMA’s letter to House and Senate leaders late last month. Our efforts are being rewarded, but we need more work on our industry’s part to get our two key asks – no retroactivity and an orderly phase-in effective date over the goal line. Here’s what’s going on:
Our “no retroactivity” request is what’s gaining the most traction right now, because big box retailers, who carry much greater clout on Capitol Hill than we do, contend that we are only seeking an “endless delay” of collection responsibility. So, if we’re to get our second major ask for an orderly phase-in effective date of April 1, 2019 or later, you need encourage more Members of Congress to weigh in with support of our asks. Speaker Ryan’s office tells us they’ve still not heard enough requests from Members of Congress to consider an orderly phase in period.
So if you have not already, please review the directions from our recent alert; only this time you need not limit your outreach to House and Senate Republicans; reach out to Democrats too and have them contact their party’s leadership.
President & Executive Director
American Catalog Mailers Association