ACTION ALERT! Ask your member of Congress to Cosponsor the SAVINGS Act!

Paper-based communications are critically important for millions of Americans. Increasingly, citizens are being denied the option to receive federal services and communications such as tax documents and savings bonds in a paper format. 

The U.S. Treasury Department ended the over-the-counter sale of paper savings bonds in 2012 and the Tax Time Savings Bond program is now the only way to obtain a paper savings bond. The program allows taxpayers the option to receive their tax refunds in the form of a paper U.S. savings bond and is set to expire at the end of the 2016 tax season.

Since the U.S. Department of Treasury switched to online savings bonds, federal savings bond sales have plummeted from $1.7 billion in fiscal 2011 to $719 million in fiscal 2013.

H.R. 1652, sponsored by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), and S. 2478, sponsored by Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), preserve the Treasury's Tax-Time Savings Bond program so those Americans who prefer paper savings bonds to electronic bonds are provided with that option. 

Citizens should be able to choose the manner in which they receive information and services from the federal government. Paper and digital formats can be complementary; those who wish to receive paper-based communications and documentation should have that choice and not be forced to digital delivery or forgo the information or service.

Please complete the form below to ask your Representative and Senators to cosponsor the SAVINGS Act (H.R. 1652/S. 2478).

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