Help us stop the tan tax and the war against women! ASA will post a different message every two weeks for you to copy and paste into an email to your US representative. There will also be a link that will direct you to your representatives email portal to make it that much easier. This message and link will be posted on AmericanSuntanning.org and on Smarttan.com every two weeks.
Set your calendar to remind you to go to one of the sites to get your new message and complete your plea to your representative. Sending the email will take less than a minute, so if you have time, make a call to your member and leave the same message over the phone. Imagine if every member of the indoor tanning industry were to contact their representative twice a month to remind them of how devastating the tan tax has been to their business or their job. Imagine the impact it would have on making the tan tax repeal a priority and finally putting an end to this onerous tax. Stop imagining and take action today.
WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS ARE BEING ATTACKED
Female business owners are being attacked by the federal government while male-dominated businesses are thriving. How do I know the federal government is targeting women? Fitness clubs and other non-salon businesses that are dominated by men don’t have to pay the tan tax. Fitness clubs have unregulated, unsupervised tanning and continue to grow, while professionally certified tanning salons are closing.
Over 70% of tanning salon owners are women, 99% of our employees are women, and more than 75% of tanning consumers are women. And because of this 10% tax, more than 100,000 women have lost their businesses and jobs. The tax has raised a small fraction of what it originally proposed and is a complete failure. Attacking small businesses ran by female owners and employees is not a solution to any problem.
SUPPORT H.R. 1150 AND S. 2600 – REPEAL THE 10% TAN TAX!
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