American Citizens Abroad (ACA), an organization representing the millions of U.S. citizens living outside of the United States, has written a letter to President Obama and, the presidential candidates, asking them to respond on issues of great concern to Americans abroad. Overseas Voluntary Disclosure Program), with its highly negative effects on Americans abroad. The letter asks both candidates to express support for a law recently introduced by Rep. (D-NY), which calls for a study of how the U.S. August 28, 2012
American Citizens Abroad (ACA), an organization of U.S. citizens living outside of the United States, has written a letter to each of the two Presidential candidates, President Obama and Mitt Romney, to ask them to show their support for this important group of citizens by addressing specific issues of most concern to voters abroad. ACA has pledged to share responses of the candidates with its members, who live all over the world, so they can make an informed decision on which candidate to support in the upcoming Presidential election.
Anne Hornung-Soukup, Director of ACA and signer of the letter, commented that voters abroad are important: “Everyone remembers how absentee ballots have been the deciding factor in several recent elections, and American citizens living outside of the United States have also become a substantial source of campaign funds for both parties.”
The issues highlighted by ACA are of vital importance to the community of Americans abroad, as described by MaryLouise Serrato, ACA Executive Director. “In our letter, we ask each candidate to express support for H.R. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), which calls for a study of how the U.S. government serves its citizens living outside of the country.”
Serrato said the letter also calls for each candidate to pledge to introduce major tax reform that would change the U.S. tax system to a residence-based system. “Imagine the administrative and financial burden if California, for example, continued to tax former residents who moved to another state...The report is an eye-opener for Presidential candidates on the increasingly precarious situation of Americans abroad.”
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