Stop Amazon from taking Tennessee's money!
Send post cards to legislators and the Tennessee Department of Revenue telling them to not allow Amazon to be above the law in Tennessee. Amazon must pay its fair share and follow the law!
Click here to open a PDF of the post card.
(Print 2 sided on cardstock 8.5 x 11 paper, cut out, sign and mail.)
Click here to find your legislator's mailing info
Tennessee Department of Revenue
Andrew Jackson Building
500 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37242
Make Food Tax Postcards
One of the things you can do to help move the campaign forward is
to help make postcards to send to your state legislators,
then get your co-workers, friends, and neighbors to sign
cards and send them on.
Made from scrap food product packaging, one side features a food product, cereal,
or other item, while the back, usually brownish or white, has the message to
the legislators, address label, and stamp.
Below is a quick summary of how you can make cards.
Make a party of it... It can be fun!
- Start collecting food packaging for making cards. Get some friends to help
or see what is available at your local recycling center. Cereal boxes work
well as do TV dinners. Don't use products that are obviously not going to
be exempt or send the wrong message like sodas, beer, or candy-like foods.
- Call the TFT office nearest you to get
Fair Taxes NOT Food Taxes stickers, message labels, and labels for your state
- Bring a bunch of friends over to your house, order in
pizza or do a potluck, pop in a movie, and start cutting
out the cards. Be sure to keep the cards within the US
postal service specs for postcards if you want to
send them at the 26 cent rate. Larger cards can be mailed,
but they must be mailed at the 41 cent rate.
- Slap a "Fair Taxes NOT Food Taxes" sticker on the food product
side. In addition to driving home the message, this helps to prevent it from
looking like a Kellogg or General Mills promotional mailer.
- On the back of the card, attach the message label on the left with the label
for the legislator on the right as shown below. These labels are available
here for download:
- Start circulating them in your community and send them on to your legislators
in the General Assembly!
- Note: If your legislator is already signed on as a co-sponsor
of the Food & Business Tax Fairness Act, then the
message is more of a "Thank you for supporting..."
than the postcard message below.