In order to change the mindset of lawmakers that overseas Americans do not vote (only 7% of expats, 523,000 out of 7.6 million, voted in 2012), it is needed to gather and provide our own statistics to them to show
1) FATCA (implying also FBAR & RBT) is a very important issue to you and
2) you do intend to vote in 2016.
Only the statistics will be shown to Congress. The names and street addresses are used for auditors and are not shared with Congress.
Names and addresses are required for survey auditors. Likely, it is not required that you answer every box according to your own choices. You choose what you answer
Please encourage as many people as you can to take this survey. Timing is about one week.
Yes, this is from one side. It isn’t Whitehouse.gov and it isn’t Move On and it isn’t Democrats Abroad (the survey’s you have seen before).
This is from the party that is looking for co-sponsors of legislation to Repeal FATCA.
It should be obvious as to why it is important to show how big the voting block could be. If all the eligible of the 7.6 million were to state that expat issues are more important to them than domestic issues, than it’s possible to get some legislative relief.
Note that voters are supposed to drive legislators.