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Take Part in the NAM Manufacturing Summit from Your Desk. Manufacturers of all sizes from across America are participating in the second annual NAM Manufacturing Summit this week in Washington, D.C. The Summits events share one common goal: to meet with members of Congress and their staffs and leave a lasting impression of who we are, what we stand for and why manufacturing matters.
While not all manufacturers were able to join us this week, you can still help reinforce the voices of the hundreds of manufacturers who traveled to Washington by writing directly to your senators and representatives to reiterate the need for smart tax and labor policy and a growth agenda for creating jobs.
You should remind them that manufacturing has a presence in every congressional district in the United States, providing good, high paying jobs. In addition, small business owners will be facing billions of dollars in new taxes unless Congress acts before the end of the year. The individual tax rate cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003, which dramatically lowered the tax rates on small business owners, are set to expire at the end of the year. About 68 percent of all manufacturers are organized as S-corporations or other entities that file at the individual rate. The impact will be felt by a large number of job creators, particularly small and medium-sized manufacturers, and the tax increases will stifle economic growth.
We also cannot ignore the impact of labor policy on manufacturers ability to generate jobs. In addition to the jobs-killing Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), your elected officials need to know that the Paycheck Fairness Act would add costs to employers through increased litigation, and the Protecting Americas Workers Act seeks to overhaul a bipartisan approach to promoting safer workplaces.
It is crucial that you contact your members of Congress to promote and protect the future of manufacturing and seek sensible solutions that will make American manufacturers more competitive at home and abroad. Please click here to participate in the Summit from your desk and contact your members of Congress. For more information on taking action here in Washington or directly from your business, please contact NAM Vice President of Public Affairs Tiffany Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 637-3118.
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