Performance Tax Action Alert
musicFIRST, the record labels’ advocacy group, has announced that it will undertake a major grassroots initiative today, Wednesday, October 14, to host meetings between artists and legislators in their districts during the congressional recess.
NAB needs our help reaching out to members of Congress today to remind California congressional members of the vital role of local radio in their communities and the immense promotional value that stations provide to artists.
There are three ways your station can support this effort:
- Invite your representatives to visit your station. Schedule a station visit sometime this week, while legislators are home in their districts. Contact information is located here, or in the “Members Area” on the CBA website under “Congressional Contacts” if needed.
- Use social media to deliver your message. Anytime this week, post a “thank you” on social media if your legislator is supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act. California members publicly supporting us are Ken Calvert, Paul Cook, Doug LaMalfa, Devin Nunes, Ed Royce and David Valadao. If your congressional member(s) have not yet cosponsored the Local Radio Freedom Act (H. Con. Res. 17), ask them to do so.
Use this tool to quickly and easily send a message (the tool will pre-populate a “thank you” or “please cosponsor” message automatically based on your legislators’ stance, then you can customize if you desire).
- Ask your listeners to speak up on your behalf. Anytime this week, they can also tweet, post or email their legislators to support local radio if you put a link to this tool on your website and urge listeners to speak out. You can also encourage your listeners to text “No Tax” to 52886 to join the effort.
Your actions will make a difference in the fight against a performance tax. Please take just a few minutes to let your legislator know a new performance tax threatens the continued viability of free, local radio stations.