HR 5786

Handcrafted SoapMakers Guild Establishes Legislative Advocacy Fund And Policy Positions

August 16, 2010 Read More View Comments

Leigh O’Donnell, president of the Handcrafted SoapMakers Guild (HSMG) today announced creation of a Legislative Advocacy Committee and is in an active search for a lobbyist to work in Washington, DC. To see HSMG’s specific positions on HR 5786, click here. To donate to their Legislative Advocacy Fund, click here. HSMG is an international non-partisan [...]

Alliance of International Aromatherapists Notifies Membership of HR 5786

August 16, 2010 Read More View Comments

Earlier today, Bev Day of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), notified via email its membership of HR 5786, told their members of the legislation. Included in their email announcement is a link to this post from renowned aromatherapist and AIA Research Chair, Robert Tisserand, a link to the Petition and a link to the [...]

National Association For Holistic Aromatherapy Notifies Membership of HR 5786

August 15, 2010 Read More View Comments

Earlier today, and on August 4, 2010, Kelly Holland Azzaro RA, president of The National Association For Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), notified via email NAHA’s membership of HR 5786, shared the Petition, and shared told their members of the Indie Beauty Network’s position that the legislation, as written, is not good for consumers or small scale [...]

How To Comply With Federal Law, 50 State Laws, Political Subdivision Laws and Tribe Laws

August 14, 2010 Read More View Comments

Earlier this week, the State of California, through California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr., filed suit against the makers, manufacturers and distributors of children’s bounce houses. The bounce houses, like the one pictured here, are alleged to contain lead components in violation of the Safe Drinking Water And Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, otherwise [...]

A Post To Etsy Sellers About SCA 2010

August 12, 2010 Read More View Comments

This morning, I added a post to a discussion on the etsy forums about SCA 2010. Thanks to everyone who has shared the Petition and other helpful information there. My post is a high level overview of three of the most problematic portions of HR 5786, so I thought I would share it here as [...]

Cosmetic Industry Leaders Discuss H.R. 5786 [Audio]

August 9, 2010 Read More View Comments

Last week, the Indie Business podcast studio was dark so I could travel to Capitol Hill to advocate for small businesses regarding H.R. 5786. The week before, on July 26, I hosted a lively discussion with cosmetic industry leaders about the new bill. Scroll to the bottom to click to listen to the audio. My [...]

 

Debriefing: Yesterday’s Capitol Hill Meetings

August 3, 2010 Read More View Comments

In yesterday morning’s post, I told you of my plans to meet in the afternoon with legislative staffers in the offices of Reps. Jan Schakowsky, (D-Il), Ed Markey, (D-Ma) and Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wi), the original co-sponsors of H.R. 5786. I was joined by Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry in Bellingham, Wa, Kayla Fioravanti of Essential [...]

I’m In Washington, DC, For Meetings To Discuss H.R. 5786: Here’s What I Plan To Say

August 2, 2010 Read More View Comments

Last night, I arrived in my hometown of Washington, DC for meetings today with legislative staffers in the offices of Reps. Jan Schakowsky, (D-Il), Ed Markey, (D-Ma) and Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wi), the co-sponsors of H.R. 5786. I am joining Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry in Bellingham, Wa, Kayla Fioravanti of Essential Wholesale in Portland, Or, [...]