Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Make your Voice Heard on Tax Credits

The 2010 election is now behind us. Now that we've all had the opportunity to vote for representation, we need to make sure that we continue to be aware of issues that will impact the glass and window and door industries.
It's easy to only pay attention to politics in November.  After we vote we move on with our lives and forget that decisions are being made every day - decisions on issues such as lead paint and tax credits. The NGA and WDDA are continuing to work on behalf of the industry, but we need your help to be successful.
Last week WDDA leadership met with members of Sens. Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Snowe's (R-Maine) staff to discuss the inclusion of homeowner tax credits in the upcoming tax bill.  You can read about the WDDA meeting at Window & Door: WDDA Pushes for Tax Credit Extension.
The WDDA needs the support of the industry to make a difference on this issue.  As of 2:00 this afternoon, 74% of you were reporting that the expiration of energy efficient tax credits could translate into layoffs at your company.  Whether or not your company would be one of those facing layoffs, you need to make your voice heard.
Read the WDDA's call to action and email or mail a a letter to the Ways & Means Committee members who are  shaping the bill.  Let them know how this legislation will impact your business.
Sr. Manager, Association Services

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