NATO is launching its “Not One Cent, Not One Percent” campaign aimed at urging U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives to oppose President Obama’s budget proposal to raise the federal cigarette tax by 94 cents per pack and increase the federal excise tax rate on other tobacco products by 93%, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) reported.
NATO’s campaign will involve sending those retail and wholesale members with their stores or locations listed in the association’s master legislative database an alert e-mail and pre-drafted letter to send to the U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives opposing the President’s cigarette and tobacco tax increases.
NATO will be using its new Web-based e-mail alert and advocacy system, which allows members to easily send a letter via e-mail to state or federal elected officials with just a click or two of a computer mouse.
NATO will also send a separate letter to all 100 U.S. Senators and 435 U.S. Representatives opposing the cigarette and tobacco tax increases.