You may remember when New York state tried to tax amazon because there were affiliate marketers from NY selling amazon products.
***The result was that amazon and several other companies shut down all affiliate marketers living in NY.***
That effort by NY was stopped but California and several other states are now trying to do it. You can bet that if it passes in CA it will soon pass in other states too which might eliminate affiliate marketing as we know it.
If you're a CA resident please sign the petition here to stop this madness:
Performance Marketing Alliance Sign Group Letter to Oppose AB178
You can read the text of the bill here:
AB 178 Assembly Bill - INTRODUCED
Even if you're not in CA please see if there's anything you can do to spread the word. Also keep a watch out on your state too.
Minnesota, Wyoming and several other states are considering similar legislation. Keep your eyes open.
CA affiliates, we need to take action on this. After you sign the petition please call your state assembly person and tell them NOT to support AB178!
You can go here and click on the link on the left of the page which says "find my district".
The California State Assembly
I just spoke to my assemblyman's office (Paul Fong) and they were very interested and receptive. They asked me to also write a print letter stating my opinions. Please do the same...