CALL TO ACTION: TELL CONGRESS TO PRESERVE
THE DURBIN “SWIPE FEE” FIX
In a major victory for retailers, last month the U.S. Senate took action that will greatly reduce the excessive “swipe fees” you pay on debit card transactions. This critical amendment to the Financial Regulatory Reform package was not included in the legislation passed earlier by the U.S. House of Representatives. It is critically important that you contact your member of Congress and ask that they support fixing “swipe fees” in the U.S. House of Representatives!
THIS IS WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO IMMEDIATELY
Members of Congress have been swamped by messages from banks and credit card companies to kill this important provision. It is vitally important that they hear from you to let them know how important it is to preserve the “swipe fee” fix language in any final package considered in the House.
Congress must hear from the retail community to counter the banks and credit card companies and preserve this hard fought victory. Time is of the essence and we need to generate as many contacts into their offices as possible!
YOUR VOICE CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!
We are near the goal line and can win this issue but only if members of Congress hear from folks back home. Please take the time to contact your Representative. Urge them to support the “Swipe fee” fix. Urge them to support main street business and not the big banks and credit card companies!