Sunday, February 8, 2009

CPSIA Update!!

I've been terribly busy writing emails, making phone calls and posting in numerous forums & threads around the net. So have literally hundreds of thousands of other crafters who are very concerned with this new law.

There's been progress!! Read about the latest information on my MKDesigner Website. There's a bill, now, in Committee to amend this ridiculously written law. It's sponsored by Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina and it can sure use our help! From the Etsy Thread:

Title: A bill to amend the Consumer Product Safety Act to provide regulatory relief to small and family-owned businesses.
Sponsor: Sen DeMint, Jim [SC] (introduced 2/4/2009)
Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] - 2/4/2009
Sen Vitter, David [LA] - 2/4/2009
Sen Wicker, Roger F. [MS] - 2/4/2009

The following are on the committee -- WRITE TO THEM, whether they're your senator or not. Show 'em how important this bill will be to crafters!
Chairman John D. Rockefeller, IV (WV)
Daniel K. Inouye (HI)
John F. Kerry (MA)
Byron L. Dorgan (ND)
Barbara Boxer (CA)
Bill Nelson (FL)
Maria Cantwell (WA)
Frank R. Lautenberg (NJ)
Mark Pryor (AR)
Claire McCaskill (MO)
Amy Klobuchar (MN)
Tom Udall (NM)
Mark Warner (VA)
Mark Begich (AK)

Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX)
Olympia J. Snowe (ME)
John Ensign (NV)
Jim DeMint (SC)
John Thune (SD)
Roger Wicker (MS)
Johnny Isakson (GA)
David Vitter (LA)
Sam Brownback (KS)
Mel Martinez (FL)
Mike Johanns (NE)

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