It's important that we all do whatever we can to help protect the livelihoods of affiliates and the future of our industry. While some of us have the ability to go to our state capitols and speak to law makers to share our views, others don't have that luxury.

Don't feel like you're powerless - everyone can do something as small as writing a letter to your district Assembly members and senators to bring this issue to their attention. If we all take the time to write a few letters, they can't be ignored.

These links are all over the place, but it's vital that everyone know they can do something. Representatives are public servants and work for YOU. So let your voice be heard and tell them how they can help YOU as an affiliate marketer.

Find your local Minnesota representative, take 10 or 20 minutes to write them a letter explaining to them how the passage of this bill will negatively affect your small business, spend the 42 cents on a stamp and mail it.

We can be heard.