Just wanted to make a quick post to let you know about tomorrow’s CPSIA Rally in Washington, DC (April 1st @ 10am). I’m getting on an airplane from NYC at 6am so I can be there to fight this poorly-written law. Children’s apparel companies, toy companies, thrift stores, motorcycle companies and children’s book publishers will converge on DC to bring attention to our elected officials. We’ll be meeting with Senators, Congressmen and State Representatives in hopes of being heard.
I have thought of canceling my flight, because I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle. But then I think of what other CPSIA affected people have done to make our voices heard and I realize it is my obligation to be there.
I’m saddened not more children’s apparel manufacturers will be attending the Rally tomorrow. We are all pinching pennies, have children and other obligations. However, if we don’t fight this, we will all be out of business next year.
I’m not going to sit here and be reactive. Instead, I chose to be proactive.
There will be lots of press including Glenn Beck and CNN! Should be an exciting day!
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