Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Montgomery Co., MD - Oppose a 30% wholesale tax on vapor products (Local Call to Action)

Montgomery Co., MD

Bill 15-15 would establish a 30% wholesale tax on electronic cigarettes sold in Montgomery County.  Moreover, the county council will be granted the authority to raise the tax rate each year simply by passing a resolution.

Please take action NOW by sending an email to County Councilmembers.  We have also provided phone numbers below.

Please make plans to attend this hearing:

Council Hearing Room

Even if you are not planning to testify, your presence is encouraged as it demonstrates the large number of people affected by and engaged in this issue.  Although the indoor vaping ban in Montgomery County has not yet become law, as a sign of respect, please refrain from vaping in the county office building.  Please also dress accordingly -- no sweatpants and t-shirts.

Montgomery Co., MD - Council Members
Roger Berliner
Craig Rice
Sidney Katz
Nancy Navarro
Tom Hucker
At large
Marc Elrich
At large
Nancy Floreen
At large
George Leventhal
At large
Hans Riemer
Email sent to this address is included in the daily mail log, which is available to all Councilmembers and staff, and becomes part of the official public record:

(Writing Tip #1) If you have a lot to say, please craft your email in a separate word doc and then copy/paste it into the field provided.  If you take too long, they system will time out and you will lose your work.
(Writing Tip #2) Although we've provided a prewritten email with compelling talking points, we would strongly encourage you to edit the email because personalized communications to legislators are far more persuasive than form letters.  At a minimum, PLEASE INSERT YOUR PERSONAL STORY (just a few sentences) in the text of your email.

Montgomery County Council Proposes E-Cigarette Tax:

Proposed Tax on E-Cigs, Vaping in Montgomery Co. Would Mirror Tobacco Tax

Montgomery County considers ban on e-cigarettes:

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