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									Sample Letter to Senators


As a voter in your state and a member of the franchise small business community, I strongly urge
you to reject the flawed proposals of the “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act,” and
instead draft common sense legislation that will not cause skyrocketing energy prices for
American consumers.

We encourage Congress to focus on solutions to our current national economic crisis and oppose
policies that are certain to result in sharply higher costs for energy and slower job growth and
economic recovery. The impact of these energy price increases will be felt disproportionately by
franchised businesses and consumers in some states that rely on an intensive mix of fossil fuels
for electricity generation. Finally, this measure is a national solution to a problem of global
magnitude. Without assurances that the world’s fastest growing economies will follow the same
plan, it seems certain that American businesses and ultimately American consumers will bear the
brunt of the burden to achieve only slight reductions in global greenhouse gas concentrations.

Rather than jeopardizing economic security and employment, the Senate should start anew on
legislation that will protect the environment and the economy by increasing domestic production
of energy while promoting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Please oppose a de-facto
energy tax on American families and small businesses.


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