Each year in Oregon and Washington the Legislature considers proposals that can harm your business. This is true whether you’re an agent, agency or insurance company. The lobbyists from both PIA Oregon and PIA Washington — either by themselves or joining with other industry representatives — do battle on your behalf.
Most of the time they are successful.
Your state’s political action committee does more than just battle ill-conceived bills. It educates legislators and candidates for political office on the insurance industry and its value to the consumer. The better we educate, the more success we have.
The biggest threat each year is taxes. If you don’t think agents and brokers should face a massive increase in B&O taxes, then you need to take action. Help us elect members to the Oregon State Legislature who will respond to your concerns.
In Washington — where, in light of the need of the Legislature to meet a Supreme Court mandate on education, pressure to increase B&O taxes is very high — your lobbyist helped defeat a proposal in 2013 to raise the B&O tax of PIA members by 271%.
Click here to contribute to PIA Oregon’s PAC.
Click here to contribute to PIA Washington’s PAC.
Or you can mail your state’s PAC a check. Can you write a check for $1,000 or more? Do it now. For others of us the budget isn’t there for such a large contribution. Do what you can: $500, $250 or $100.
Give what you can but do it now and help us make a difference.
To donate by check send it to one or both:
WA PIAPAC or OR PIAPAC
3205 NE 78th Street, Suite 104
Vancouver, WA 98665-0697