Seeing Is Believing

How to Invite Your Member to Visit a Project

[DATE]
The Honorable [NAME]
US House of Representatives/U.S. Senate
[ADDRESS]
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative/Senator [LAST NAME]:

Tax reform discussions are dominating much of the policy conversations in Washington and we want to draw your attention to the impact the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) has had on local economies in low income urban and rural communities in [STATE]. To better illustrate this point, I would like to invite you to tour [PROJECT], an NMTC-financed project located in [CITY] during the upcoming August recess and hear from [local business/constituents/local officials].
[PROJECT] is just one example of the impact the New Markets Tax Credit has in communities throughout [STATE]. The NMTC has provided [$X] in investments and leveraged more than [$X] in total capital to businesses and economic development projects. These investments have directly created well over [XXXX] jobs in our state.

[COMPANY] would be honored if you would join us for tour and discussion on tax reform and its effect on the people of [STATE]. We would like to invite you to join us from [TIME, e.g. 8:00-9:30 am on DATE]; but we are flexible if there is another time that would work better for your schedule. [DESCRIBE WHAT S/HE WILL SEE, I.E. We would give you a tour of our facility and provide time for you to meet some of our employees.]

I will follow up this request with your office or you may reach me at [PHONE/EMAIL].

Thank you for your attention and we hope to see you here soon.

Sincerely,
[YOUR NAME]
[TITLE]
[COMPANY]

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