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Voting Information Tool

The Voting Information Tool (VIT) below is an easy to use voting information tool that offers official voting information–such as polling place and ballot information–to anyone, using just a residential address.

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This short messaging service (SMS) tool provides voters with election information via text message. By texting “VOTE” or “VOTO” to GOVOTE (468-683), voters can find polling places, contact information for local election officials, and registration URLs. The app is available in multiple languages.

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Get involved and take action today with the NASE! Simply click on one of the links below and enter your ZIP code or state, search for your elected officials, and send them a letter

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Just for Fun

Here are some great tools built and managed by the Sunlight Foundation that you may find interesting.

Capitol Words explores the most popular words and phrases used by legislators in the U.S. Congress. Search the data from 1996 to today by state, date or politician.

Influence Explorer connects the dots of political contributions on the federal and state level allowing you to track influence by lawmaker, company or prominent individual.

Open States allows anyone to discover more about lawmaking in their state. With Open States, you can track state bills, get campaign and contact information for legislators and follow all the action across 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Party Time documents the political fundraising circuit. From the early morning hours until late at night, there are opportunities for members of Congress, presidential and congressional candidates to meet with supporters behind closed doors, press them for money and party. Breakfasts, luncheons, barbecues, golfing outings, receptions, concerts, basketball, baseball, football—the social whirl is endless.

Political Ad Sleuth is an opportunity for local volunteers to help us make a national, online database of TV stations’ public ad files. This paperwork, which every broadcaster keeps but doesn’t post online, contains important information about who is buying airtime for political ads.

For more on what the NASE is doing for Small Business in Washington, check out Washington Watch.

The Latest...

Here's a sample of some of the things we've been working on.


Small Business Jobs & Credit Act Signed Into Law

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

For Immediate Release: Contact:    Kristin Oberlander
(202) 466-2100
koberlander@NASEadmin.org
Twitter: NASEtweets

NASE Participates In Signing Ceremony With President Obama

Washington, D.C., September 28, 2010 – Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that will allow the self-employed to deduct their health insurance costs as a business expense for payroll tax purposes. Though only applicable to 2010 tax returns, the passage of this proponent is a key “foot in the door” for future battles on health costs and the self-employed, according to the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

Before signing the bill, President Barack Obama offered a few remarks:

Now this is important because small businesses produce most of the new jobs in this country.  They are the anchors of our Main Streets.  They are part of the promise of America – the idea that if you’ve got a dream and you’re willing to work hard, you can succeed.  That’s what leads a worker to leave a job to become her own boss.  That’s what propels a basement inventor to sell a new product – or an amateur chef to open a restaurant.  It’s this promise that has drawn millions to our shores and made our economy the envy of the world.

“The NASE lauds the Administration and Congress for passing this small business legislation into law,” remarked NASE Executive Director Kristie Arslan. “It is imperative that lawmakers continue to focus on small business policy that helps the majority of the business community – the self-employed.”

The one-year tax deduction for sole proprietors on health care costs for payroll tax purposes on their 2010 tax returns is expected to save self-employed business owners approximately $456 to $968 in taxes next year. This is a significant bottom-line cost savings in this difficult economic climate. 

Additionally, the temporary provision will provide a one-year level playing field for America’s smallest businesses that have not benefited from the same tax treatment of health care costs that all other businesses have enjoyed.

To learn more about the qualifications and requirements to benefit from this one-year tax deduction, please visit NASE In Action for an informational sheet on this important provision.

The NASE, in coordination with the coalition supporting Equity for Our Nation’s Self-Employed, will continue efforts to make this tax benefit permanent for self-employed Americans.



About the NASE
The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's Web site at www.NASE.org.




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