Advocacy

    ABA is committed to making a difference in the lives of its members. Through direct engagement in political and trade-related efforts comes change and progress—improved publisher trade terms; the adoption of sales tax fairness laws and resolutions; minimum wage; access to capital; overtime rules; increased consumer awareness of shopping locally; and governmental activity on behalf of small businesses.

     

    Advocacy Update

    January 18, 2017

    ABA’s recently updated E-Fairness Map provides visual proof that a majority of states are taking strides to level the playing field for Main Street retailers.

    January 3, 2017

    On January 1, Amazon began collecting and remitting sales tax on in-state purchases in Iowa, Louisiana, and Nebraska.

    December 20, 2016

    New York Times op-ed contributor Jonathan Taplin calls into question the market dominance of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon, especially in comparison to the proposed AT&T–Time Warner...

    Join ABA's Antitrust Campaign

    ABA believes that Amazon is a modern-day monopoly. Its abuse of its dominance has had a negative impact on free expression and the health of America’s book industry, including a chilling effect on the diversity of, and access to, books and information. We are bringing our argument to Congress and to state attorney generals, and are asking booksellers to make the case. ABA has created an Antitrust Action Kit that provides booksellers with crucial, state-specific tools to help them in their Amazon antitrust outreach.

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    Advocacy State by State

    Independent booksellers and Main Street retailers are affected by any number issues, from minimum wage, access to capital, e-fairness to overtime rules. To help make it easier for ABA members to advocate to lawmakers regarding these varied issues, ABA has created the Advocacy Action Kit (AdvoKit), which provides booksellers with crucial, state-specific tools to help them in their e-fairness outreach efforts.

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