Write Your Congressperson 2017-09-13T15:28:18+00:00

Write Your Congressperson

ACT NOW – TELL CONGRESS YOU NEED THEIR HELP

Write your congressperson and let him/her know you are a constituent. You are writing because you need his/her help. You are 1 of over 300,000 handmade soap and cosmetic small businesses in the United States. An industry comprised of primarily home-based, woman owned businesses that are estimated to provide between 300,000 and 900,000 community based, main street jobs. These are real jobs that stimulate the U.S. economy.  Asking your members of Congress to support small business exemptions on all future cosmetic legislation will make a difference!

Below are links to send letters on different bills that protect small businesses.  For greatest impact, the HCA encourages you to send a letter for each bill.

Senate Bill - S.1113

The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance SUPPORTS the small business provisions in this bill.

Small Business Provisions

This bill contains total registration exemptions for home based businesses up to $1M and non-home based up to $500K.
Registered businesses under $2M are exempt from fees and have simplified paperwork.

This bill has the support of small businesses, large cosmetic companies, consumer groups and the FDA.
It has bipartisan support as it was introduced by Senator Feinstein (D- CA) and Senator Collins (R-ME).
The bill has 11 co-sponsors and has current been referred to the Senate HELP Committee.

ACT NOW – TELL CONGRESS YOU NEED THEIR HELP

CLICK HERE TO USE OUR LETTER WRITING TOOL