Are you aware of a serious threat facing our industry? With the economy suffering, both state and federal governments are considering huge tax increases on alcohol products. This will cost jobs in our industry — including those of small business owners, servers and bartenders like you who are the lifeblood of our economy. To combat this, all owners and operators need to get involved.

There’s a real price to pay when elected officials misguidedly try to replenish state budgets with regressive taxes that will hit us at a time when we already are being hit hard economically. These taxes will cause folks who work hard every day to lose their jobs. In fact, the last time they raised taxes on alcohol, $1.3 billion in wages were lost, while 98,000 people found themselves out of work.

It’s time to SAY NO to higher taxes that will put jobs at risk and raise prices on the people who can afford it the least. Taking action is easy and won’t take much of your time, but it will make a giant difference: CLICK HERE to join the fight against irresponsible and regressive taxes.

Also, and very importantly, it is vital to our industry and our effort to protect jobs that everyone in the industry make their voice heard. I urge you to forward this link,, to your friends, colleagues and family members who share our conviction that these misguided taxes will harm our industry and cause severe job cuts. You can also send them an e-mail asking for their help on this issue by CLICKING HERE and providing their names and email addresses on our Send to a Friend form. The more voices our government representatives hear, the more likely they are to listen and prevent these ill-advised tax increases. Thanks very much for your help on this important matter.

Together, we can protect our jobs, our livelihoods, and the right to responsibly enjoy a drink. 


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