Though Congress is in recess right now, there is still a lot of work going on behind the scenes around the Safe Cosmetics Act – both with its advocates and its detractors. It is Bramble Berry’s official position that the act is too overreaching, too broad and is not enforceable as currently written. Click here to read our initial take on it and here to read about our trip to Washington DC to meet with staffers working on the proposed legislation.
Grassroots letter writing, phone calls, emails, tweets and posts have a place in shaping this legislation. I hope that you will continue be vigilant about educating our lawmakers, your customers and friends about the unintended negative consequences should the Safe Cosmetics Act pass, as currently written.
In addition to our grassroots work, Bramble Berry is also supporting the not-for-profit Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild’s newly formed Legislative Advocacy Fund. This fund will be used to hire an advocate, based in Washington, DC, to speak on our behalf regarding this issue, help with strategy and follow things closely in Washington, DC.
Bramble Berry is financially supporting the efforts of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild. You can make a donation to the Legislative Advocacy Fund here. You don’t have to be a memberof the HMSG to support this action.
Thank you for writing those letters, calling your congress people while they’re in recess and continuing to do what you do every day: make safe soaps, lotions and toiletries. Together, we can educate and advocate for reasonable FDA legislation and reform.
Thank you Anne-Marie, for all your efforts. We will continue to join you and all our other business men and women in this cause.
Donna Maria Coles Johnson says
This is fantastic news! The Soap Guild is an amazing organization with great leadership and insights into the cosmetics industry. I’m excited to see this take place and thrilled to be working with them toward the common goal of reasonable cosmetics law reform. Thanks for sharing, and for being a generous contributor of your resources of time, talent and money to advocate for small businesses!
Thanks for keeping up the fight Anne Marie!
Thanks for all your efforts in supporting this cause.