Make Local Business' Voice Heard In The Arizona Senate!

Last week, legislation to close the sales tax loophole exploited by online-only retailers in Arizona unanimously passed the Senate Commerce Committee.  While this is very encouraging news, we need to ensure that the SB1338 use tax (commonly known as the "Amazon should collect sales tax" bill!) gains even more momentum and we are asking your help.  Please take a moment to email your Senator in support of SB1338.  Here are some steps put together by the Arizona Alliance for Main Street Fairness that make this process quick and simple.

1) Find your Legislative District number by visiting the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission website. In the lower left hand corner of the homepage, type in your address to find out which district you are in.

2) Find your Senate member and their email address from the list below.

Steve Pierce, District 1, R [email protected]
Jack Jackson Jr., District 2, D [email protected]
Ron Gould, District 3, R [email protected]
Judy Burges, District 4, R [email protected]
Sylvia Allen, District 5, R [email protected]
Lori Klein, District 6, R [email protected]
Nancy Barto, District 7, R [email protected]
Michele Reagan, District 8, R [email protected]
Rick Murphy, District 9, R [email protected]
Linda Gray, District 10, R [email protected]
Adam Driggs, District 11, R [email protected]
John Nelson, District 12, R [email protected]
Steve Gallardo, District 13, D [email protected]
Robert Meza, District 14, D [email protected]
David Lujan, District 15, D [email protected]
Leah Landrum Taylor, District 16, D [email protected]
David Schapira,District 17, D [email protected]
Jerry Lewis, District 18, R [email protected]
Rich Crandall, District 19, R [email protected]
John McComish, District 20, R [email protected]
Steve Yarbrough, District 21, R [email protected]
Andy Biggs, District 22, R [email protected]
Steve Smith, District 23, R [email protected]
Don Shooter, District 24, R [email protected]
Gail Griffin, District 25, R [email protected]
Al Melvin, District 26, R [email protected]
Olivia Cajero Bedford, District 27, D [email protected]
Paula Aboud, District 28, D [email protected]
Linda Lopez, District 29, D [email protected]
Frank Antenori, District 30, R [email protected]

3) Copy and paste the following text into an email to your Senator:

Dear Senator:

As a small business owner here in Arizona, as well as a proud member of Local First Arizona, I strongly support Senate Bill 1338. Local retail businesses need to be able to compete on a level playing field with online retailers who own and operate warehouses or distribution centers within the state. The sales tax loophole that they are exploiting is unfair to small businesses like mine. While we must collect and submit sales tax on the items purchased in our store, online retailers do not. This is unfair and needs to be corrected.

The local retail industry provides 1 in 4 jobs, and is responsible for hundreds of millions in revenue for our great state. We need to be given every chance to succeed in a fair marketplace, one in which the government does not pick winners and losers.

Thank you, and please vote yes on SB-1338.