Estate Tax Lobby Day

February 22, 2008

Dear supporter of the Estate Tax and United for a Fair Economy/Responsible Wealth:


The next phase of the fight to preserve the estate tax is about to begin. Now is the time to tell Congress we want a progressive estate tax!

Please join us in Washington DC, March 18-19, to lobby for preserving the estate tax. This year, some of our estate tax events will take place at the Take Back America Conference, also in DC, so that new people will have a chance to learn about the estate tax issue.

On Tuesday afternoon, March 18, we'll hear Bill Gates Sr. and members of Congress speak on the importance of progressive estate tax legislation. Afterward we'll hold an orientation and training on what to say to your legislators at the meetings we'll schedule for you.

On Wednesday, March 19, we'll lobby senators and representatives on preserving a robust estate tax. This will be a great opportunity to meet your legislators and their staff, and to meet supporters of the estate tax from different parts of the country. Participants in our previous Estate Tax Lobby Days have found speaking to members of Congress exciting and inspiring.

To register for the Estate Tax Lobby Day, go to http://feaf.faireconomy.org/lobbyday. That webpage also provides a link where you can register for the Take Back America Conference (March 17-19) and book accommodations. The deadline for hotel reservations through that site is Tuesday, Feb. 26.

For more info on the conference, training, and Lobby Day, please contact Edith Bross, FEAF Lobby Day Organizer, 617-423-2148 x126, lobby_day@feaf.faireconomy.org. On request, Edith can send you a list of alternative accommodations.

The estate tax events and Lobby Day are co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, Responsible Wealth, United for a Fair Economy, Fair Economy Action Fund, and Business for Shared Prosperity.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington,

Lee Farris Senior Organizer on Estate Tax Policy
United for a Fair Economy
617-423-2148 x133

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:

Tuesday, March 18

1:45-3:00pm, at the Take Back America Conference, Omni Shoreham Hotel, DC
"Estate Tax Reform and Reversing the Second Gilded Age"
Chuck Collins, Institute for Policy Studies, will moderate Speakers to include members of Congress, Bill Gates Sr., Barbara Ehrenreich, and others.

3:00-5:00pm, Estate Tax Lobby Day Orientation, Omni Shoreham Hotel, DC
Update on current legislative situation.
Prepare for lobby visits on Wed. morning.

Wednesday, March 19

8am-5pm, Lobby Day on Capitol Hill.

Please register for the Estate Tax Lobby Day at http://feaf.faireconomy.org/lobbyday.

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