Roseville, CA, July 28, 2014 — The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) sent a letter to Representative Robert Goodlatte, (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, again this week reminding him why home furnishings retailers support the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA).
This is the second such letter the Association has sent in its support of the online sales tax. This month the Association also rallied members to send their own letter to their representatives along with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), former Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). The NAHFA also encouraged members to reach out to their local media via a link on the Alliance for Main Street Fairness’ website.
“The internet sales tax issue has gained more momentum and attention this year and we encourage our members to keep reaching out to their legislators and share their views,” said NAHFA’s CEO, Sharron Bradley. “Our calls to action give them quick links to write letters to the appropriate members of Congress and to sign off on the letter sent directly from the NAHFA. We also strongly encourage members—and the industry—to meet with their legislators when they’re on recess next month. Our unified voice is strong, but personal phone calls, letters and meetings with constituents are even more powerful.”
The NAHFA works on a myriad of issues important to retailers and joins with other industry and national organizations in raising awareness on the laws and regulations that affect home furnishings retailers and business as a whole.
About the North American Home Furnishings Association:
The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) was founded in 2013 with the merger of the three largest home furnishings retailer associations in the U.S. The NAHFA is the nation’s largest organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers, with more than 1,800 members representing more than 7,000 storefronts across all 50 states and several foreign countries. Association offices in the East, West, and Central United States provide its members with programs, resources, services, and a unified voice in government relations by partnering with home furnishings industry suppliers, vendors, affiliates, and other organizations. For more information on the NAHFA visit www.nahfa.org.