Legislative Update – The Safe Cosmetics Act

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On June 10th, I flew to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congressional staff from Representative Schakowsky, Markey and Baldwin’s offices.  I was invited to meet with them as a follow up to ongoing meetings that have been conducted over the past year and to hear the changes that they are proposing to make as a result of our active advocacy … Read More

An Update on The Safe Cosmetics Act in the 112th Congress

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(L to R) Deborah May, HSMG President Leigh O’Donnell, Congressman Brad Sherman (CA), Feleciai Favroth, Marie Gale In our continuing efforts to work with Members of Congress to advance the interests of the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild (HSMG), we would like to update you on the recent progress on the still evolving Safe Cosmetics Act in the 112th Congress. After … Read More

Support the HSMG’s Efforts to Ensure Legislative Representation for Soapmakers…

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Over the years the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild has been many things to it many members.  The HSMG has now taken on its biggest challenge yet: monitoring the “Safe Cosmetics Act” and any federal legislation aimed at the cosmetics industry.  An updated version of The Safe Cosmetics Act is  expected to be released later this year.  The  HSMG is working diligently … Read More

Legislative Update: Meetings Continue with Members of Congress

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Continuing our efforts to reach out to Members of the 112th Congress, I traveled to Washington, DC during the week of March 7th with several of my colleagues.  Over two days, we met with 16 Congressional Offices and 2 Senate Offices representing states across the country. Accompanied by Marie Gale (HSMG Past-President), Feleciai Favroth (HSMG Board Member) and Debbie May … Read More

Members of Congress Hear From The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild

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During the week of February 8th, I visited our nation’s capital for scheduled meetings with  several Republican and Democratic lawmakers representing Districts from New York to California.  I was joined by HSMG member and supporter, Debbie May of Wholesale Supplies Plus. Led by our Washington, D.C. advocates Mary Anne Walsh and Rick Limardo, over the course of two days we met … Read More

Legislative Update: Major Changes Coming in the U.S. House of Representatives

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Now almost two weeks after the November 2, 2010 election, some of the dust is starting to settle and we are beginning to see how the Congressional landscape is going to change. With Republicans winning more than 60 seats in the House of Representatives, the Democratic led House will move to the minority in January 2011, and the Republicans will … Read More

From the President – A Voice in Washington for the Handcrafted Soap Industry

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The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild’s (HSMG) is an established and functioning non-profit trade association whose mission is to promote the handcrafted soap industry; to act as a center of communication among soapmakers, and to circulate information beneficial to soapmakers. In the past three years there have been many threatening legislative proposals.  The three most recent pieces of federal legislation have been … Read More