ASTA is asking members for their help in another state-level fight to ensure independent contractors can retain their status, this time in New York.

The Society has opened an online portal that New York residents can use to easily send a message to their senator or get talking points for a phone call.

The message highlights the impact the bill would have on all of the approximately 8,600 people who work for travel agencies in New York. It states that the bill would put at risk the current IC model in travel, which is "mutually beneficial" for the advisors and their host agencies. It also cites an ASTA survey that found the majority of respondents would rather leave the industry or the state if they could no longer be classified as an IC.

In a similar fight for an exemption in California, a record number of calls or emails, thousands of them, went through the grassroots portal.

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